Country music superstar Miranda Lambert has a new song out— well, a duet to be exact. The Texas songbird is featured on country outlaw icon Steve Earle’s track “This Is How It Ends” off of his album So You Wannabe an Outlaw which dropped on Friday, June 16th. Not only did the formidable pair record the piece as a unit, they also co-wrote the tune about the bittersweet end of a romance.
Give the song a listen below!
Steve and Miranda are both experts in painful farewells, Earle divorced fellow singer-songwriter Allison Moorer, his sixth wife, five years ago and Lambert famously split from country star Blake Shelton nearly two years ago. (Interesting fact: Steve Earle has been married seven times, he married one woman twice. Sandra “Sandy” Henderson, Cynthia Dunn, Carol-Ann Hunter, Lou-Anne Gill, Teresa Ensenat, Lou-Anne Gill again, and Allison Moorer.)
When asked by The Guardian if he plans on giving marriage another try, Earle replied: “Erm, no. I dodged a bullet recently. There are women. But I like sitting where I want to in the movies and when you go to the theatre at the last minute you can get a really good seat if you’re looking for a single. If I go to a baseball game I can stay for the whole thing.”
He’s 100% alright with his bachelor status, “Being single in New York City doesn’t suck. I’m lonely sometimes, but I’m on the road half the time and that’s pretty lonely anyway.”
So You Wannabe an Outlaw Track Listing
1) “So You Wannabe an Outlaw” (feat. Willie Nelson)
2) “Lookin’ for a Woman”
3) “The Firebreak Line”
4) “News From Colorado”
5) “If Mama Coulda Seen Me”
6) “Fixin’ to Die”
7) “This Is How It Ends” (feat. Miranda Lambert)
8) “The Girl on the Mountain”
9)”You Broke My Heart”
10)”Walkin’ in LA” (feat. Johnny Bush)
11) “Sunset Highway”
12) “Goodbye Michelangelo”
Deluxe Edition bonus tracks (covers):
“Ain’t No God in Mexico” (Billy Joe Shaver)
“Sister’s Coming Home”/”Down at the Corner Beer Joint” (Willie Nelson)
“The Local Memory” (Willie Nelson)
“Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” (Waylon Jennings)
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