Courtesy of John Prine via People
There are many people out there who would drop everything in order to sing a duet with Miranda Lambert. The “Vice” singer happens to feel the same way about one country music icon. That’s why she put everything on hold when he asked her to duet with him on his latest album.
So who was it? Well, it was none other than John Prine, who’s been an influential member of the country music community for the past 45 years. Although he is a singer, Prine is most well-known for his talents as a songwriter. He’s written everything from humorous pieces about current events to more serious songs that tell a sad story from his life.
Lambert has the utmost respect for Prine, which is why she made the decision to sing with him even though he asked her during a tough time in her life. As Prine explained, he called Lambert to ask about the 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 entirely 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!
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