Miranda Lambert Returns To Her Roots With Fiery New Single, ‘Wranglers’

“I am so proud to sing this song,” Lambert shares of the just-released track.


Lauren Jo Black

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May 3, 2024


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Miranda Lambert walking through a desert in new promo photo.

Miranda Lambert is getting back to her roots with the release of her highly anticipated new single, “Wranglers.”

What Is The Song About?

Out now, the song fits perfectly within the superstar’s wheelhouse among tracks like the fiery “Kerosene” and revengeful “Gunpowder & Lead” as it tells the story of a woman who has been mistreated in a relationship by a man with a “wandering eye.” Finally reaching her breaking point, the woman decides to take matters into her own hands and burn down anything and everything she can get her hands on. During this process, she set his belongings ablaze, including his Wrangler jeans. 

“If he ever loved her, he never let it show/ If she didn’t need him, she’d a left him long ago/ She set it all on fire and if there’s one thing that she learned/ Wranglers takе forever to burn,” Lambert sings on the chorus.

Miranda Lambert shares new single art for her song "Wranglers"
Miranda Lambert – Wranglers Single Art

“I am so proud to sing this song,” Lambert says. “It feels like it could have been on the same record as ‘Gunpowder & Lead’ in a lot of ways. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned is a pretty powerful statement, and the way it’s written, you can tell, we’re not kidding.”

Who Wrote “Wranglers?”

While the Texas native didn’t have a hand in writing the song it was written by Audra Mae, Evan McKeever and Ryan Carpenter, she appreciates the sentiment and admits she can relate with the main character. 

“‘Wranglers’ is a classic tale of a woman taking her power back,” Lambert explains. “I think we can all identify with the character in this song, because we have all had a time in our life where we needed to find our strength, and also get a little revenge on someone who did us wrong or hurt us. This offers such a cool, raging take on how something like this unravels; I think the songwriters nailed it.”

Listen To “Wranglers”

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“Wranglers” is exactly the kind of song Miranda Lambert, who is the most-awarded artist in Academy of Country Music history, is known (and loved) for. This song will, without a doubt, be her next big radio hit.

The Beginning Of A New Chapter

The release of “Wranglers” is monumental in so many ways as it is not only is the beginning of her next musical chapter but also her first release at her new label home at Republic Records with support from Nashville’s Big Loud. She promises there’s a lot more like this on the way. 

“Country music at its core tells the truth about life, but it makes you feel something,” Lambert says. “Sometimes you laugh. Sometimes you throw your fist in the air. Sometimes that fist goes through the wall. 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 at Stagecoach; Photo by Jeff Johnson
Miranda Lambert at Stagecoach; Photo by Jeff Johnson

Lambert debuted “Wranglers” during her performance at Stagecoach last weekend where she also joined by country music icon Reba McEntire during her set. 

Later this month, she will take the stage to perform at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba. Lambert is among the first round of performers announced for the show, which also includes  Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, and Lainey Wilson.  

The 2024 ACM Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions and will be free to stream live exclusively for a global audience on Prime Video from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas on Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT / 5 p.m. PDT. Fans don’t need a Prime membership to join in live; everyone is welcome to attend the Party of the Year. Fans can also tune into the official ACM Red Carpet on Prime Video, the Amazon Music Channel on Twitch, and Amazon Live, starting at 7 p.m. EDT / 6 p.m. CDT / 4 p.m. PDT. 

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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.