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Listen: Miranda Lambert Drops Surprise Single ‘Champion’ As Part of ‘Make It Up as We Go’ Podcast

by Kayla Zadel
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Miranda Lambert is surprising us with a new song. Lambert released the new single “Champion” today, Nov. 19.

It’s just one of the songs that’s from her podcast, “Make it Up as We Go.” The show was created by Scarlett Burke, plus Burke also sings on several songs from the series. Lindsay Ell and Tyler Rich also contribute their musical talents to the podcast, Rolling Stone reports.

Actors like Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid, Craig Robinson, and Bobby Bones play various parts of the fictional story. “Make It Up as We Go” follows an aspiring singer-songwriter as she makes her way through Music City. The leading lady’s voiced by Burke.

Lambert’s new single, “Champion” coincides with the season finale of the podcast. Find the full, 8-episode series here.

A Closer Look ‘Champion’ by Miranda Lambert

Nicolle Galyon, Jared Gutstadt, Scarlett Burke and Jeff Petters all teamed up to co-write “Champion.”

The song tells the story of persevering through the hard times, navigating obstacles and making sacrifices. It’s during these times that we learn to become resilient and not give up on our dreams.

“So I do it all again, everything I had to lose to win, every time I think my world might end. It’s the fall before the climb. A broken heart is always my champion,” Lambert sings in the chorus.

The song depicts the journey of the young songwriter, played by Burke, in the podcast Make It Up As We Go. She leaves her home in Texas to pursue her career in Nashville. Not only is she trying to find her place in the music industry, but she’s also gaining a sense of her true self.

Listen to ‘Champion’

Miranda Lambert’s been a busy lady as of late. She just won the CMA Award for Music Video of the Year, plus she’s getting inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.

It just seemed fitting that the next move for the country star was to release a new song.

“Champion” is perhaps something we all needed during this year of uncertainty.

The song is definitely in Lambert’s wheelhouse. Her signature, twangy voice is backed by sounds of a banjo and steel guitar.