Miranda Lambert joined several other country music greats for Matthew McConaughey’s “We’re Texas” virtual benefit concert.
The concert unified musicians, actors, professional athletes, business owners, and more to raise money for Texas residents after devastating winter storms. All proceeds from the show went to the Just Keep Livin’ Texas Relief Fund. During the show, Matthew McConaughey talked about the significance of gathering in support of Texas residents.
“A lot of Texans are hurting right now,” said Matthew. “After the disaster of the worst freeze here in over 70 years, so many are still without clean water and unable to repair water damage that has made their homes unlivable. The ‘We’re Texas’ virtual event features an all-star lineup of Texas talent for a night to restore Texas. It’s time.”
He was certainly right about the all-star lineup. George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, and Miranda Lambert all performed. Miranda Lambert played her hit song, “Heart Like Mine.” As always, she wore colorful western wear. This time, her top was decorated with patches that said “School Crossing Guard,” and “Outlaw.”
Miranda introduced her performance by saying, “This song is called ‘Heart Like Mine.’ Hope you like it. It’s an oldie but a goodie.”
Watch Miranda Lambert’s full performance in the video below. Her song starts around the 30:52 mark.
What’s the Story Behind Miranda Lambert’s ‘Heart Like Mine’?
“Heart Like Mine” is a track from Miranda Lambert’s 2009 album, Revolution. However, the song wasn’t released as a single until almost two years later. Miranda co-wrote the song with her Pistol Annies’ partner Ashley Monroe, and Travis Howard who she met when they were both contestants on Nashville Star.
The song is about recognizing your vices while knowing that you’re still loveable. During the song, she sings, “Cause I heard Jesus he drank wine. And I bet we’d get along just fine. He could calm a storm and heal the blind. And I bet he’d understand a heart like mine.”
During an interview, Miranda talked about the meaning behind the song.
“Some people might get mad about the lyrics but I grew up in church, and I’ve been a Christian my whole life,” said Miranda. “I feel that there are so many judgmental attitudes out there. And this song is autobiographical in a way, because I’ve definitely had my share of being judged. I’m playing a character a little bit in every song. I don’t really smoke, but it sounds cool in the song.”
The song spent 23 weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and peaked in the number one spot.