Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall Announce ‘The Marfa Tapes’ Album

Miranda Lambert is teaming up with her longtime collaborators Jack Ingram and Jon Randall, to release a new album, The…


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March 5, 2021


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Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall; Photo by Spencer Peeples

Miranda Lambert is teaming up with her longtime collaborators Jack Ingram and Jon Randall, to release a new album, The Marfa Tapes.

Out May 7, the project is a collection of intimate, raw songs the artists wrote and recorded together in the small town of Marfa, Texas. Recorded with just a pair of microphones and an acoustic guitar, the project offers fans an unfiltered glimpse of the trio’s unique songwriting process. 

“I’ll never forget pulling into Marfa that first night at 4am,” said Lambert. “The stars were like nothing I’d ever seen before, just this endless blanket hanging so low you could reach up and touch them. I immediately understood why this place was so special.”

“There’s no TV, no radio, nothing to do out there but pour a cocktail, sit around the campfire, and talk,” continued Randall. “Eventually, that just inevitably leads to songs. There’s no pressure to write, but most of the time, the three of us can’t seem to help ourselves.”

The majority of the album was recorded outdoors, with the sounds of the desert surrounding them. 

“There’s something singular that happens in that moment of collaboration and creation, something you can never really recreate in the studio,” said Ingram. “Our hope with this album was to share a little bit of that magic with people.”

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In addition to unveiling plans to release the new album, Lambert, Ingram and Randall also shared the brand new track, “In His Arms.” Click above to listen. 

The trio shared The Marfa Tapes 15-song track listing, which also includes new versions of ACM Song of the Year “Tin Man” as well as fan favorite “Tequila Does.”

Fans can pre-order the album HERE

The Marfa Tapes

The Marfa Tapes Track List:

01) In His Arms
02) I Don’t Like It
03) The Wind’s Just Gonna Blow
04) Am I Right Or Amarillo
05) Waxahachie
06) Homegrown Tomatoes
07) Breaking A Heart
08) Ghost
09) Geraldene
10) We’ll Always Have The Blues
11) Tin Man
12) Two-Step Down To Texas
13) Anchor
14) Tequila Does
15) Amazing Grace (West Texas)

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.