Miranda Lambert’s ‘Marfa Tapes’ Mates Jon Randall, Jack Ingram Talk Album Inspiration

by Hannah Heser

Country superstar Miranda Lambert is celebrating the success of her new album, Marfa Tapes with Jon Randall and Jack Ingram. And every album has some sort of inspiration behind it. They all three recently sat down to discuss what inspired the album. Are you ready for the inside scoop from the artists themselves?

For instance, Jon Randall is the type of person to go all-in with anything he does, according to Taste of Country.

“I’m one of those people, obnoxiously so, that when I find something I love, I won’t shutup about it until everybody knows,” Randall said in a recent interview with Taste of Country. “It can be food, a restaurant, tequila, or whatever else.”

Upon reaching a town in Texas called Marfa, the idea came to him. That’s right. His trip to Marfa, Texas stimulated the album. And he couldn’t wait to tell his cowriters, Jack and Miranda, about it. Once he did, they both loved the idea and got started on it right away.

The Story Behind the Marfa Tapes Album

After it was released on May 7, 2021, the album skyrocketed. But what encouraged them to make the album?

“These two heard me talk about it,” Randall told Taste of Country. “So they went down to Marfa to write the song.”

On this retreat, they also wrote Tin Man, which is one of the songs on the album. And it just so happens to be one of Miranda’s biggest hits. Have you heard it? If not, you can check it out below.

In this clip, you will find Miranda Lambert playing an acoustic version of the song. She also appears to be in a bathroom since you can see the shower handle in the background. This song is said to be about her divorce from Blake Shelton, but no one knows for sure.

Taste of Country also mentioned that the album was nominated for a Grammy in 2017. And now it’s nominated again in 2022. Seems like the trio has a lot to celebrate because Marfa Tapes is one of the most successful albums. From reaching people all over the world to being nominated for another Grammy, this idea is one of the best.

The Trio Has Competition At the Grammy’s This Year

You guessed it! Country singer-songwriter, Chris Stapleton, is also nominated for the same Grammy award in 2022. It doesn’t take much for Stapleton to write hit songs. He is simply a fantastic musician and will continue to thrive in this industry.

Randall and Ingram made a joke in the interview about Stapleton winning almost every year.

The Grammy’s will be on January 31. And this year has a lot in store.