Country Throwback: Miranda Lambert Performs Saucy Version of ‘Little Red Wagon’ for 2014 Fundraiser

by Katie Maloney
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Country queen Miranda Lambert served full country star fierceness during her performance of “Little Red Wagon” in 2014.

Lambert donned a little red jumpsuit and performed “Little Red Wagon” for Fashion Rocks in 2014. Fashion Rocks shared the video to their YouTube page. Along with the video, they wrote, “It’s an automatic guarantee that country queen Miranda Lambert will deliver on stage. Tonight’s performance of her bouncy tune “Little Red Wagon” was absolutely no exception.”

Miranda Lambert performs “Little Red Wagon”

Miranda Lambert Says The Song Is About ‘A State Of Mind’

“Little Red Wagon,” is about a lot of things. It’s about feeling sexy, receiving attention, feeling independent and confident in who you are. It’s also about not letting a partner tie you down.

During the song, Miranda sings, “You can’t ride in my little red wagon. The front seat’s broken, and the axel’s dragging. You can’t step to this backyard swagger. You know it ain’t my fault. When I’m walkin’ jaws droppin’ like, ‘A-ooh.'”

The song spent 20 weeks on the Hot Country Songs chart and peaked in the number five spot. So how did Miranda find the song? Rock singer John Eddie, who has opened for Lambert a few times, suggested the song to Miranda.

During an interview, Lambert said, “He called my tour manager three or four years ago and said, ‘Hey, tell Miranda about this girl Audra Mae, specifically her song ‘Little Red Wagon.’ I think she could rock it.'”

Miranda said that she was sold as soon as she listened to the song, written by Audra Mae. Lambert loved the song so much that she “stalked” Mae so she could ask to record it.

“When I heard it, I thought, ‘Oh god. This girl is ridiculous.’ “So I stalked her down. We’re the same age, and she’s from Oklahoma. I asked her point blank,’What’s your plan for ‘Little Red Wagon’? Can I cut it? Can I even try to be a hair on the a– of how you did it?'” said Lambert.

So what is the meaning behind Miranda Lambert’s “Little Red Wagon” metaphor? During another interview,  Lambert says that the song is open for interpretation.

“I think it’s just about a state of mind,” Lambert said. “You know, ‘I’ve got this on my own. I’ve got swagger.’ I think it’s just sassy, and it’s up for whatever interpretation you have as a person,” she said.

If only all of us could embody Miranda Lambert’s powerhouse state of mind. We’d all be unstoppable.

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