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There are many people out there who would drop everything in order to sing a duet with Miranda Lambert. She always felt the same about one country music icon.
So even when she was going through a rough patch, she willingly put everything on hold to duet with the man she had great respect for.
Who was this man? Well, it was none other than the late, great, John Prine, who was an influential member of the country music community for nearly 50 years. He passed away on April 7, 2020.
Although he was a singer, Prine is most well-known for his talents as a songwriter. He wrote everything from humorous pieces about current events to more serious songs that told sad stories inspired by his life.
Lambert always admired Prine, which is why she agreed to sing with him even though he asked her during a tough time in her life. As Prine explained in a 2016 interview with People, he called Lambert to ask about a duet in January 2016, just a few months after she announced her divorce from Blake Shelton.
“It wasn’t a really good time for her to do it, but she dropped everything and showed up,” he said.
Because of her situation, Prine decided to let Lambert pick which song she wanted to sing. He didn’t want her to sing something sad if she didn’t feel comfortable with it, which is why he left the choice up to her.
“I let her pick the song, because of all the stuff that was going on in the newspapers,” he said. “I didn’t want to ask her to come in and do a divorce song, or to do a sad song, I said, ‘You can pick a sad one or a happy one and I’ll go along with it.’“
We’d say that Lambert ended up making a good choice, because she decided to join Prine on his cover of Hank Williams‘ “Cold, Cold Heart.” You can never go wrong with a Hank Williams classic!
The combination of Prine’s more weathered voice and Lambert’s sweet tone made for a beautiful duet. We’re glad that Lambert found the time to sing with him.
Listen to Lambert and Prine’s duet of “Cold, Cold Heart” below and let us know what you think!