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Miranda Lambert & Friends Sing Mandrell Hit, 'I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool'

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Miranda lambert Songs | Miranda Lambert & Friends Sing Mandrell Hit, 'I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool' | Country Music Videos
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During an unplugged performance at a Nashville concert-house, this country star and her talented friends revive a decades-old hit.

Released in 1981 as the lead single to her first live album, Barbara Mandrell struck a chord with longtime country fans and new country listeners alike. "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool" landed at No. 1 and gained immense success during a time when country music was experiencing extreme growth. 

Now, in 2016, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley Monroe and close friends perform the song during another time when country music is on the rise. 

Lambert, who earlier performed "Scars" for the first time at City Winery in Nashville, led an evening of star-studded performances at the venue, many of them being close friends like Monroe - who is part of Pistol Annies alongside Lambert. 

Watch the video below for this amazing performance of a country music staple!

LYRICS BELOW

I remember wearin' straight leg Levis and flannel shirts
Even when they weren't in style
I remember singin' with Roy Rogers at the movies
When the West was really wild
And I was listenin' to the Opry
When all of my friends were diggin' Rock 'n Roll
And Rhythm & Blues
I was country, when country wasn't cool

I remember circlin' the drive-in, pullin' up
And turnin' down George Jones
I remember when no one was lookin'
I was puttin' peanuts in my Coke
I took a lot of kiddin'
'Cause I never did fit in
now look at everybody tryin' to be what I was then
I was country, when country wasn't cool

I was country, when country wasn't cool
I was country, from my hat down to my boots
I still act, and look the same
What you see ain't nothin' new
I was country, when country wasn't cool

They call us country bumpkins
For stickin' to our roots
I'm just glad we're in a country
Where we're all free to choose
I was country, when country wasn't cool

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