See Behind The Scenes Of Miranda Lambert And Leon Bridges’ ‘If You Were Mine’ Music Video

Lambert shared an inside look at the making of her latest music video.


Lauren Jo Black

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August 7, 2023


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Miranda Lambert, Leon Bridges; Photo Courtesy Facebook, Miranda Lambert by John Shearer

Miranda Lambert is taking fans behind the scenes of her new “If You Were Mine” music video featuring Leon Bridges in a new clip that offers a rare peek into the magic that happens on set.

In a Twitter post on Monday afternoon (Aug. 7), the country superstar pulled back the curtain to provide an inside look at the creative process behind her and Bridges new music video. The clip features Lambert discussing the meticulous steps involved in bringing the visual representation of the song to life.

Filmed at the American Legion in East Nashville, the BTS clip showcases the pair discussing the video and song during a break from one of the scenes. 


“We are pretty much playing ourselves, which is cool,” Lambert explains while situated next to Bridges on a leather couch. 

She goes on to explain their role in the music video. 

“We are following the storyline of a couple that we are watching throughout the night,” she says.  

As never before seen clips from the music video shoot flash across the screen, Bridges opens up about working with Lambert and admits recording a duet with her was a “no-brainer.” 

“Welcome To Nashville”

Miranda Lambert, Leon Bridges; Photo Courtesy Instagram, Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert, Leon Bridges; Photo Courtesy Instagram, Miranda Lambert

“Definitely a new thing for me, I just had to put my own flavor on the tune,” he shares. 

As the BTS video comes to a close, the artists toast the glasses as Lambert says, “Welcome to Nashville, friend! ”   

Directed by Reid Long, the clip features Lambert and Bridges taking center stage as performers in an intimate dive bar, which happens to be the American Legion in East Nashville, the same bar where Lambert and Elle King filmed the “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” music video.

Donning a custom ensemble by Denimcratic and accessorized with Established Jewelry, Lambert and Bridges engage in a captivating duet, intertwining their voices as they narrate the story of a mesmerizing couple. Taking cues from Pablo Ferro’s iconic style in the 1960s film Thomas Crown Affair, the music video cleverly employs split-screen visuals to provide different angles and viewpoints of Lambert, Bridges, and the bar’s patrons. 

Throughout the video, viewers witness a dynamic display of emotions among the bar’s patrons, swaying between moments of affection and tension. 

As the storyline continues to unfold, the pair of Texas natives appear to serve as the catalyst for the couple’s journey. The power of their music then inspires the couple to find a harmonious resolution on the dance floor and the couple embrace in a hug as Lambert and Bridges watch from afar.

With an artful blend of storytelling and creative visuals, the music video captures the essence of the song’s lyrics, evoking a range of emotions while showcasing the transformative power of music.

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Genre-Bending Collab

Released via Lambert’s own Vanner Records with distribution by IMPERIAL, the song combines Lambert’s signature country vocals with Bridges’ beloved R&B style, making for a must-hear genre-bending collaboration. 

The tune was written by Lambert with Ashley Monroe and Jesse Frasure with Bridges in mind as a collaborator.  

“I have been a big fan of Leon for a while because he is very authentic as an artist and I love his music,” Lambert previously explained in a statement. “Since we are both from Texas, we threw in a few Texas references, of course – the Frio River being one. When we finished this song, we sent it to Leon in hopes that he would want to collaborate and we were so glad that he said yes. I have really enjoyed getting to know him and I’m happy to have him as a new friend.”

“I was humbled to have Miranda ask if I’d join her on this beautiful duet she wrote,” added Bridges. “Getting in the studio with her in Nashville to sing this song together was magic. There’s nothing better than two Texans on one mic!”

The tender lyrics play out like a promise to a lover as Lambert and Bridges croon over the possibility of what could be.  

“I’d make sure your stars are shining/ Sure as the Frio’s winding/ I’d bottle you up like lightning/ I’d rope the moon for you/ A million times/ That’s what I’d do/ If you were mine,” they sing.

In The Studio

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The GRAMMY-winning artists captured their magical time in the studio together in a studio video, which was released alongside the song’s debut. 

Lambert said the pair bonded over Tex Mex, BBQ, and tequila while they were recording the song and explained that if Bridges had decided not to record the song, she “wouldn’t have release it.”

“If You Were Mine” follows the release of Lambert’s latest album, Palomino, which dropped in April of 2022 and spawned hits like “Actin’ Up,” “Strange,” and “If I Was A Cowboy.” 

Lambert and Bridges joined forces to perform the song during the 50th-anniversary celebration of CMA Fest. Their performance took place during Lambert’s set, which also featured surprise guests Elle King and Avirl Lavigne. 

Miranda Lambert, Elle King; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Miranda Lambert, Elle King; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

“If You Were Mine,” featuring Leon Bridges, is her first release as a “free agent” following her departure from her longtime label home, Sony Music Nashville. The ACM Triple Crown winner announced she was parting ways with the label in March.

“Since I was 19-years-old, Sony has been my home in Nashville,” she shared on social media at the time. “Over the last 20 years together we have released albums that allowed me to share my story with the world, and we’ve reached heights I’d never even dreamed were possible.” 

Lambert went on to share her gratitude for the team at Sony that has helped her continue to pursue her dreams since she first signed at 19 years old. 

“I’m so thankful for our time together and everything they made possible for me, yet I wouldn’t be true to myself if I wasn’t constantly looking for the next challenge and a new way to stretch my creativity,” she continued. “With that in mind, I’ve decided to say goodbye to my Sony family. I can’t wait to see what the next adventure holds.”

Miranda Lambert; Photo by John Shearer for Getty Images for Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert; Photo by John Shearer for Getty Images for Miranda Lambert

During her time at Sony, Miranda Lambert rose to the top of the game and earned seven No. 1 solo albums, 10 No. 1 hit radio singles, and more than 70 prestigious awards. She is a three-time GRAMMY winner and is the most-awarded artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music with a total of 37 career ACM Awards.

Lambert is also a 14-time CMA Awards winner.

Las Vegas

Additionally, Miranda Lambert recently wrapped up her latest run of shows in Las Vegas, where she is celebrating nearly two decades as a country music superstar with a career-spanning set list at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood, formerly known as Zappos Theater.

Lambert’s show is a 90-minute celebration of her artistry that features tunes from her entire discography from her debut album, Kerosene, to her current project, Palomino. She will return to Sin City later this year.

Miranda Lambert; Photo by Tyler Conrad
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Tyler Conrad

The “If I Was A Cowboy” singer’s residency kicked off on September 23, 2022, and is currently set to run through December of this year.

See a full list of Miranda Lambert’s remaining Velvet Rodeo tour dates below.

November 2023: 30

December 2023: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16

Miranda Lambert, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment are donating $1 of every ticket purchased to “Miranda Lambert: Velvet Rodeo The Las Vegas Residency” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that has raised over $6 million since its inception in 2009. 

Click HERE to purchase tickets for her upcoming Las Vegas Residency dates.

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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.