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Miranda Lambert‘s “Bluebird” was released as a single back in December 2019. Now, seven months later, the song is a #1 country hit.
“Bluebird” experienced an initially slow climb up the country charts. But the song’s popularity increased within recent months as its message began to resonate with more people.
In a year when people are scared, unsure, and have no idea what the future has in store, “Bluebird” has served as a source of happiness and hope. As Lambert sings “And if the whole wide world stops singing, And all the stars go dark, I’ll keep a light on in my soul, Keep a bluebird in my heart.”
Even though Lambert was unable to perform “Bluebird” in the traditional sense this year, she did showcase the song during a number of high-profile appearances. These performances, such as the one she filmed on her porch for ACM Presents: Our Country, helped lift “Bluebird” up to even greater prominence.
As spring turned into summer, “Bluebird” seemed poised to become a chart-topper before fall.
Then, Lambert shared the happy news on Sunday (July 26) that “Bluebird” was the #1 song on the Mediabase chart for the week. In reaching the #1 spot, “Bluebird” became Lambert’s first solo Mediabase chart-topper in six years.
“Automatic” (2014) was the last solo single of Lambert’s to hit #1 on the Mediabase chart. It’s been even longer since she’s had a #1 solo song on the Billboard charts, and that song was 2012’s “Over You.”
Lambert celebrated Bluebird’s rise to the Mediabase chart’s top spot, writing on Instagram:
“2020 hasn’t offered a whole lot to celebrate, especially for musicians. But I am celebrating this week. I’m celebrating happiness and the feeling of artistic freedom in a time where we all feel a little caged. I’m celebrating country music and all the joy it has brought to my life. I’m celebrating ALL the fans, the writers , the musicians, the crews, and bands, radio and streaming services, venues big and small for allowing me to have the most wonderful career for the last 17 years.”
“I have spent my life doing what I love and I feel more blessed and humbled than ever to have this song of hope resonate with you all,” Lambert said to her fans. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Look below to read Lambert’s full post about “Bluebird” hitting #1.
Now that you’ve read all about the success of “Bluebird” and what it means to Lambert, celebrate with her by watching its official music video below. As Lambert mentioned in her post, the music video for “Bluebird” was directed by Trey Fanjoy, and it’s a stunning work of art…just like the song itself.
Congratulations to Lambert, her “Bluebird” co-writers, and everyone else who made the song’s success a reality!
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