Miranda Lambert just released a brand new song, “They’ve Closed Down the Honky Tonks”, available everywhere now, May 18th. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.
This past year has been a difficult one for all of us, but for the entertainment industry, it has been detrimental for so many reasons. Like many artists, Miranda Lambert took solace in her craft as a singer and as a songwriter to share her pain, her feelings, and her experiences with the world. Fresh off her collaborative album with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall, The Marfa Tapes, the songstress releases the ultimate heartbreaking quarantine ballad, “They’ve Closed Down the Honky Tonks.”
For many of us, watching our favorite venues close down and the concerts we looked forward to get canceled was shocking. A year without live music is something none of us could ever see coming. On her new song, Lambert laments about this exact thing. Full of emotion, the entertainer sings about venues facing losses, the pain in the industry, and the shock and dismay everyone went through during the pandemic.
“They’ve closed down the honky-tonks // And now my world ain’t turning // The jukebox ran out of change // And the neon lights ain’t buzzing // There ain’t nothin’ sadder // Than covering Haggard // And nobody singing along // Y’all they’ve closed down all the honky-tonks”
Penned by Lambert, the song truly encompasses how musicians, fans, and music lovers everywhere felt the last year. We appreciate her honesty and vulnerability on this heartbreakingly beautiful song. Hats off to Lambert for always keeping it real!
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“They’ve Closed Down the Honky Tonks” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.