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Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall: ‘The Marfa Tapes’ – Album Review

The Marfa Tapes from Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, and Jon Randall is officially available now, May 7th, on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.

For the last few weeks, country fans have anticipated the release of Miranda Lambert’s latest project, a collaboration with fellow musicians Jack Ingram and Jon Randall. The record is a culmination of intimate songs that the threesome wrote and recorded together in the tiny town of Marfa, Texas. Today, the singer-songwriters officially debuted the body of work, an album called THE MARFA TAPES.

Each of the fifteen songs off the project are standouts in their own right. There are songs about love, life, nostalgia, and heartbreak, all anchored by beauty, acoustics, and a unique connection between the three talents. Fans get a taste of what it’s like to be an artist, whose number one goal is to create music that they love with every anecdote that the trio chooses to share with us at the end of each raw and beautiful song.

The record kicks off with the previously released “In His Arms,” a timeless tale of longing for a distant love. “I Don’t Like It” led by Ingram is another love-centered song that we all can relate too. Love also plays a crucial part in other songs off the record like “Anchor” and “Am I Right Or Amarillo.”

Songs like “The Wind’s Just Gonna Blow,” “Geraldene,” and “Tin Man” explore the dark side of love. The heart-achingly beautiful songs all tap into different feelings associated with love loss. Similarly, “Breaking A Heart” honestly portrays how difficult it is to be the heartbreaker and how difficult it is to be the heartbroken. The track is one of our all-time favorites on the record.

The trio also makes sure to pay homage to their roots on this record, as their beginnings in Texas are one of the reasons they all came together to write and record, over these five special days. Songs like “Waxahachie,” “Homegrown Tomatoes,” and “We Always Have The Blues” bring the nostalgic feel that this record needed. Their appreciation for their craft seeps through on each of these three tracks.

“Ghost” is one of those songs that portray hurt, love, and nostalgia all in one, a feat that is hard to convey with such a simple arrangement. On the other hand the closing track, “Amazing Grace (West Texas)” makes sure to convey to the listener that Marfa, Texas has a special place in the hearts of each of the three creators. Their bond is pure, sentimental, and beautiful.

THE MARFA TAPES is country music at its finest. Lambert, Ingram, and Randall bring heart, grit, and pure appreciation for the genre to their one-of-a-kind record. The truth and honesty within each song is refreshing, and the record is a true creative masterpiece by three incredible musicians.

Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall's 'The Marfa Tapes' is available now, May 7th

Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall’s ‘The Marfa Tapes’ is available now, May 7th

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall releases.

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The Marfa Tapes 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.

Miranda Lambert Releases “Geraldene” with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall

Miranda Lambert along with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall surprised fans today, April 28th with the release of their new song, “Geraldene” ahead of The Marfa Tapes, due out May 7th. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

County music superstar Miranda Lambert has joined forces with fellow musicians, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall on a brand new record entitled The Marfa Tapes, slated to come out on May 7th. The record is a culmination of intimate songs that the threesome wrote and recorded together in the tiny town of Marfa, Texas. This week, the singer-songwriters released a new song entitled “Geraldene.”

Continuing to make music that is good for the soul, Lambert, Ingram, and Randall add “Geraldene” to their early releases. With Lambert taking the lead on this track, the songstress pours her heart out in the song that respectfully mimics Dolly Parton’s hit song “Jolene.” The singer’s vocals soar on the song, as she clearly lets her emotions take center stage. Just as noticeable, the acoustic guitar feels almost palpable in the stunning song.

“Geraldene, Geraldene // Why ya gotta make me mean // Don’t make me cause a scene now Geraldene // Geraldene, Geraldene”

What makes this project as a whole and this song specifically so much fun is that the trio showcases every part of themselves on this record. Fans can hear Lambert’s voice crack a little about 2 minutes into the song, but instead of redoing the recording, the singers laugh it off. In the end, you can even hear the men telling Lambert to “Take a bow Geraldene.” We agree and are looking forward to the full release of this unique project on May 7th!

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, & Jon Randall's "Geraldene" is available now, April 28th

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, & Jon Randall’s “Geraldene” is available now, April 28th

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Miranda Lambert releases.

To keep up with Miranda Lambert, follow her on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

“Geraldene” 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.

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram & Jon Randall Release New Song “Anchor”

Miranda Lambert along with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall just released a new song as part of their forthcoming collaboration project, ‘The Marfa Tapes’. “Anchor” is available now, April 16th, on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

County music superstar Miranda Lambert has joined forces with fellow musicians, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall on a brand new record entitled THE MARFA TAPES, slated to come out on May 7th. The record is a culmination of intimate songs that the threesome wrote and recorded together in the tiny town of Marfa, Texas. This week, the singer-songwriters release another track off the record, a song called “Anchor.”

Similar to the previous releases, “Anchor” is a swoon-worthy song that is all about the vocals and the lyrics. With just an acoustic guitar, the trio harmonizes about love in the spectacular tune. Ingram takes the lead on this song, singing all the verses off the track in a way that is both inviting and intimate. Lambert humbly takes a back seat and can be heard softly harmonizing during the chorus.

“Be my anchor // Come and save me // Come and take me // To the other side”

So far, the trio has released songs that showcase all sides of each of their unique talents. “Anchor,” “Tin Man” (Re-release” and “In His Arms,” and “Am I right or Amarillo” are incredible sneak peeks of the upcoming record. We look forward to hearing the full-length project and the magic that the trio has created together.

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall's "Anchor" is available now, April 16th

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall’s “Anchor” is available now, April 16th

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Miranda Lambert releases.

To keep up with Miranda Lambert, follow her on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

“Anchor” 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.

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram & Jon Randall Drop “Am I Right or Amarillo”

Miranda Lambert along with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall just released a new song as part of their forthcoming collaboration project, ‘The Marfa Tapes’. “Am I Right or Amarillo” is available now, March 26th, on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

County music superstar Miranda Lambert recently revealed that she has joined forces with fellow musicians, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall on a brand new record entitled THE MARFA TAPES, slated to come out on May 7th. The trio already released two songs off the intimate record including “In His Arms” and a new, raw version of Lambert’s award-winning track “Tin Man.” The third release, out today, is titled “Am I Right or Amarillo.”

Unlike the previous releases, “Am I Right or Amarillo” is a true back and forth between Lambert and Ingram. The record begins with insane harmonies between the two, showcasing their undeniable talent and connection to each other. From there on, Randall sings the verses showcasing his individual talent, but the track soars with the harmonies. The song is heartbreakingly beautiful, and it’s clear that love is at the forefront of this upcoming project.

With each new release, THE MARFA TAPES is proving to be a project for the ages! The purity, intimacy, talent, and overall creativity that went into this project is evident with every note strummed, lyric crafted, and vocal sang. “Am I Right or Amarillo” is another work of art in what is sure to be a masterpiece record in its totality.

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall's "Am I Right or Amarillo" off 'The Marfa Tapes' is available now, March 26th.

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall’s “Am I Right or Amarillo” off ‘The Marfa Tapes’ is available now, March 26th.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Miranda Lambert releases.

To keep up with Miranda Lambert, follow her on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

“Am I Right or Amarillo” 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.