Watch Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town Cover “Goodbye Earl” [Video]

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Check out what happens when Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town join forces to cover the Dixie Chicks' hit tune “Goodbye Earl"...

During country music quartet Little Big Town‘s Ryman Auditorium stint on Saturday night, country music hit-maker Miranda Lambert stopped by and helped cover the Dixie Chicks‘ infectious 2000 hit “Goodbye Earl.”

Enjoy their energetic rendition below!

“Goodbye Earl” was written by Dennis Linde and recorded by the Dixie Chicks for the trio’s fifth studio album, Fly. The tune was released as that album’s third single, peaking at #13 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.

The corresponding music video, directed by Evan Bernard, features some top acting talent—- Dennis Franz as “Earl,” Jane Krakowski as “Wanda,” and Lauren Holly as “Mary Ann.” The highly entertaining and theatrical music video won both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association Video of the Year Awards in 2000.

Watch it below!

“Goodbye Earl” Lyrics

Mary Anne and Wanda were the best of friends
All through their high school days
Both members of the 4H club, both active in the FFA
After graduation
Mary Anne went out lookin’ for a bright new world
Wanda looked all around this town and all she found was Earl
Well, it wasn’t two weeks after she got married that
Wanda started gettin’ abused
She’d put on dark glasses or long sleeved blouses
Or make-up to cover a bruise
Well she finally got the nerve to file for divorce
And she let the law take it from there
But Earl walked right through that restraining order
And put her in intensive care
Right away Mary Anne flew in from Atlanta
On a red eye midnight flight
She held Wanda’s hand as they worked out a plan
And it didn’t take ’em long to decide
That Earl had to die, goodbye Earl
Those black-eyed peas, they tasted alright to me, Earl
You’re feelin’ weak? Why don’t you lay down and sleep, Earl
Ain’t it dark wrapped up in that tarp, Earl
The cops came by to bring Earl in
They searched the house high and low
Then they tipped their hats and said, thank you ladies
If you hear from him let us know
Well, the weeks went by and spring turned to summer
And summer faded into fall
And it turns out he was a missing person who nobody missed at all
So the girls bought some land and a roadside stand
Out on highway 109
They sell Tennessee ham and strawberry jam
And they don’t lose any sleep at night, ’cause
Earl had to die, goodbye Earl
We need a break, let’s go out to the lake, Earl
We’ll pack a lunch, and stuff you in the trunk, Earl
Is that alright? Good! Let’s go for a ride, Earl, hey!
Ooh hey hey hey, ummm hey hey hey, hey hey hey

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