WATCH: Miranda Lambert Nails ‘Waxahachie’ From ‘Marfa Tapes’ Album in Special ‘Tiny Desk’ NPR Concert

by Thad Mitchell

With the release of new music earlier this year, country music superstar Miranda Lambert finds herself right back in the bright lights.

Miranda Lambert put out “The Marfa Tapes” just last month and the album has been a big success for the singer and songwriter. The album is also a collaborative effort between Lambert and fellow musicians Jack Ingram and Jon Randall. “The Marfa Tapes” is Miranda Lambert’s eighth album overall and a follow-up to her 2019 release “Wildcard.”

Since its release, Lambert, along with Ingram and Randall, has been promoting the album to great success. On Tuesday, the trio did a live performance of “Waxahachie,” a song off their latest album. The special concert performance is part of NPR’s “Tiny Desk” series which features numerous artists performing their hit songs. Lambert also took to Instagram on Tuesday to share the performance with country music fans.

“Looking for a long lost friend,” Miranda Lambert writes in the social media post.

Fans were quick to praise the group for providing live music via social media. Many fans say “Waxahachie” is their favorite song off of “The Marfa Tapes.”

“My absolute favorite,” a social media user replies. “I am so glad you did Tiny Desk.”

“The Marfa Tapes” has been a rousing success for Miranda Lambert and her fellow country musicians. Two of Lambert’s biggest hits, “Tin Man” and “Tequila Does” appear on the album as a unique edition.

Miranda Lambert Scores Big With New Album

Critics have praised Miranda Lambert for getting outside of her comfort zone to create the album. It was certainly a step in a new direction for Lambert as songs for “The Marfa Tapes” were made in a small west Texas town that bears the album’s name. With a population of only around 2,000 residents, Marfa, Texas, is located near Big Bend National Park and Texas’ Davis Mountains.

In addition to the album, Miranda Lambert and company also put out a film that shows how “The Marfa Tapes” were recorded. In introducing the promotional film, she called it “A really raw and intimate journey through the making of our record.” The film was released on the singer’s Facebook page in early May. The film also included acoustic performances of songs on the album as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album.

“The Marfa Tapes” album features 15 tracks and made its way into the top 10 of Billboard’s top country songs charts. It went as high as number seven on the Billboard chart.

The 37-year-old Miranda Lambert remains at the top of the country music game, where she has been for some time. She broke into the music industry in 2001 but her big break came in 2003 when she finished third on “Nashville Star,” a singing competition show.