Like everyone else, we are getting antsy waiting to hear Miranda Lambert’s new double-album, “The Weight of These Wings.” She just revealed the track listing, including the current hit “Vice.” Two of the other songs are actually cover songs. Miranda performed one of them during her shows this past spring.
It’s a rocker called “Covered Wagon” and was originally written and recorded by singer-songwriter Danny O’Keefe on his 1970 self-titled debut album. You may remember Danny’s top 10 hit, “Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues,” from 1971. “Covered Wagon” is a song about getting out of the city and just roaming from town to town, much like Miranda does when she’s on tour.
Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings have also covered Danny’s songs, so Miranda is in good company there.
The other cover song is Miranda’s take on Shake Russell’s “You Wouldn’t Know Me.”
Shake is best-known as the writer of Ricky Skagg’s 1983 hit “You’ve Got a Lover.” He also co-wrote Clint Black’s early ’90s hits “Put Yourself in My Shoes” and “One More Payment.”
These are just two new, exciting clues as to what we can expect when Miranda releases “The Weight of These Wings” on Nov. 18.