Miranda Lambert Announces New Project with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall – The Marfa Tapes

Miranda Lambert Announces New Project with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall – The Marfa Tapes

Earlier this week, Miranda Lambert posted to her social media “We don’t know what we’re doing, but we know we’re supposed to be doing it.” and tagged Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.

Now we know what the trio was doing…working on a new music project!

Today Miranda announced a new album, The Marfa Tapes.

Talking about the new music collection Miranda says, “They’re raw. You can hear the wind blowing, the cows mooing… We wanted you to feel like you were right there with us, sitting around the campfire, escaping the world, disappearing into the music.”

Fans can check out the first song from The Marfa Tapes, — The album arrives May 7th — watch the music video for “In His Arms,” right here

 

For those unfamiliar with Marfa – it’s a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park.

Miranda shares, “Every time I need an escape, I go to Marfa, TX. Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall come. We recharge. We get inspired by its beauty. We write songs.”

Turns out that Miranda has included songs that she’s written in Marfa on her last two albums, The Weight of These Wings and Wildcard. She says, “‘Tin Man’ was the 1st one we shared with you. ‘Tequila Does’ was the 2nd. In between, we’ve written 13 more. And it’s about time to start sharing them with y’all…”

For fans that want to have The Marfa Tapes on vinyl, you can preorder it here: ml.lnk.to/TheMarfaTapespre

 

Photos Courtesy of Miranda Lambert

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell