LISTEN: Miranda Lambert Strikes a Chord with ‘Dammit Randy’

“This one’s for anyone with a Randy they need to move on from.” Lambert explains.


Lauren Jo Black

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June 28, 2024


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Miranda Lambert continues her streak of releasing songs about empowering women who have endured troubled relationships with the debut of her brand-new track, “Dammit Randy.” 

In her previous release, the fiery “Wranglers,” Lambert took a match to a man’s belongings. In this tune, she takes a softer approach as she confronts an ex after the relationship falls to pieces once she realizes that her man never fully appreciated her while they were together.  

“I was flyin’ a kite in the middle of a hurricane/ Tied to the tracks like a penny waitin’ on a train/ You were lookin’ for something that you’d already missed/ Well, dammit, Randy there’s some things that you can’t fix,” she sings over a soft drum beat and guitar strum. 

Miranda Lambert; Dammit Randy; Photo by James Macari
Miranda Lambert; Dammit Randy; Photo by James Macari

Randy waited too long to value what they had together, so she decided to up and leave, which finally opened his eyes to what could have been. 

“Yeah, now that I made it to the other side/ I hope you’re countin’ singles in your double wide/ Smokin’ cigarettes like they’re goin’ out of style/ Turnin’ me up on your radio dial/ You gave up till the very last minute Now that I’m gone I’ve got your attention,” she sings on the chorus. 

Upon the song’s release, Lambert shared the story behind the track. 

“This song came out of a conversation the night before Jon Randall and I went into the studio to make this album. We were talking about how excited we were to be starting this journey with a new label family (Republic and Big Loud) and how supported we felt by them, which turned into chatting about situations where you might not feel so supported by someone – in this song’s case, an unappreciative Randy,” Lambert explained. “So, this one’s for anyone with a Randy they need to move on from.” 

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“Dammit Randy” follows the release of “Wranglers,” which continues to climb the charts at country radio. Both tracks are expected to appear on the superstar’s yet-to-be-announced new studio album, which will make her first release at her new label home: Republic Records with support from Nashville’s Big Loud. 

“Country music at its core tells the truth about life, but it makes you feel something. Sometimes you laugh. Sometimes you throw your fist in the air. Sometimes that fist goes through the wall,” she shared upon the announcement of her new record deal. “All I know is I’ve got a lot more to say, and a lot more music coming soon. So for anyone who’s ever seen themselves in one of my songs, especially the rowdy ones, get ready! We wanted to come with something that really says something from the start. And there’s a whole lot of feelings and rhythms and great playing to come.” 

Miranda Lambert walking through a desert in new promo photo.
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Cooper Norland

Miranda Lambert is currently on tour playing shows, festivals, and fairs around the U.S. Some of her upcoming stops include the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta, Under the Big Sky Festival in Whitefish, Montana, the Illinois State Fair, and a show with Chris Stapleton on his All-American Road Show in Houston, Texas. 

On October 5, Lambert will headline Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater in support of her MuttNation Foundation. This Music City show will feature the GRAMMY winner performing with several friends and is in celebration of the 15th anniversary of MuttNation.

Upcoming Miranda Lambert Concert Dates
June 29  |  Midland, Texas  |  Momentum Bank Ballpark
July 5  |  Hinckley, Minn.  |  Grand Casino Hinckley
July 6  |  Mt. Pleasant, Mich.  |  Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
July 12  |  Calgary, Alberta  |  Calgary Stampede
July 13  |  Whitefish, Mont.  |  Under the Big Sky Festival
July 17  |  Paso Robles, Calif.  |  California Mid-State Fair
July 20  |  Lincoln, Calif.  |  Thunder Valley
July 21  |  Highland, Calif.  |  Yaamava’ Resort & Casino
July 26  |  Pearl, Miss.  |  Trustmark Park
July 27  |  Anderson, S.C.  |  Rock the Country Festival
Aug. 17  |  Springfield, Ill.  |  Illinois State Fair
Aug. 24  |  Houston, Texas  |  Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show
Aug. 30  |  Canandaigua, N.Y.  |  Constellation Brands Marvin Sands
Aug. 31  |  Atlantic City, N.J.  |  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sept. 27  |  Gautier, Miss.  |  The Sound Amphitheater
Sept. 28  |  Memphis, Tenn.  |  AutoZone Park
Oct. 5  |  Nashville, Tenn.  |  Ascend Amphitheater

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.