Country Music Nation: Miranda Lambert Singing ‘Tin Man’ On The Bathroom Floor Will Break Your Heart

Anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak knows that the bathroom is a good place to be alone with your emotions, and some who is no stranger to heartbreak is Miranda Lambert. Alone with nothing but her acoustic guitar and her emotions, the country singer sat on the floor of her bathroom for an intimate performance of one of her saddest songs ever recorded, “Tin Man.”

The video, shot entirely in black and white, features Lambert wearing a destroyed white T-shirt leaning up against a cold tiled wall singing the heart-wrenching lyrics. The natural acoustics of the bathroom paired with the singer’s stunning vocals make for an overall perfect performance.

Pulling inspiration from the 1939 American film, The Wizard of Oz, which features a man made of tin longing for a heart, Lambert tells the story of a woman explaining to the “Tin Man” that if he was to know what it’s like to feel your heart break, he would no longer want one.

“Hey there Mr. Tin Man/You don’t know how lucky you are,” sings Miranda. “By the way there Mr. Tin Man/If you don’t mind the scars/You give me your armor/And you can have my heart.”

“Tin Man” is featured off the award-winning album The Weight of These Wings and was co-written by Lambert along with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall. READ MORE

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The Tennessean: Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers return to the Ryman

When Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers recorded their live album “At the Ryman,” the small audience wasn’t permitted to sit in or under the then-dilapidated venue’s balcony due to safety concerns.

Tuesday night, things were a little different.

Harris and the Ramblers (Sam Bush, Jon Randall, Al Perkins, Larry Atamanuik and Byron House) returned to a full and fully-restored Mother Church of Country Music to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “At the Ryman,” a project that found the top-notch acoustic band covering a collection of American music that ranged from Stephen Foster to Bruce Springsteen.

The concert, in which the band performed the album in its entirety, was filmed, and is slated to air on PBS stations beginning Aug. 5…

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Rolling Stone: Emmylou Harris to Mark Ryman Auditorium Anniversary With Special Show

Emmylou Harris is set to kick off a year-long celebration of the 125th anniversary of Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium with a special show there on May 2nd.

The Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member will reunite with the members of the Nash Ramblers, the acoustic/bluegrass band she formed in the early Nineties, with whom she recorded At the Ryman, a live album recorded on the hallowed stage in 1991. Among the members of that group were guitarist Jon Randall and mandolin player Sam Bush ­– bass player Roy Huskey Jr., passed away in 1997…

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Music Row: Track Listing, Songwriters Revealed For Miranda Lambert Double Album

RCA Nashville artist Miranda Lambert has revealed the song titles, writers and sequence of her forthcoming 24 track double album, The Weight Of These Wings.

Lambert enlisted writers including Gwen Sebastian, Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Shake Russell, Lucie Silvas, Anderson East, Aaron Raitiere, Liz Rose, Nicolle Galyon… READ MORE

Music Row: Still Working Music’s Newest Writer

Still Working Music and BMG Nashville have signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Jon Randall. Randall’s hit songs include Brad Paisley’s “Whiskey Lullaby,” Dierks Bentley’s “Am I The Only One,” Blake Shelton’s “Drink On It,” and other songs recorded by Gary Allan, Scotty McCreery, Little Big Town, Sheryl Crow, Guy Clark, and others. Randall has recorded solo albums for RCA, Epic, Asylum and other labels, and produced Bentley’s album Up On The Ridge. He has toured with Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris (with whom he earned a Grammy as a Nash Rambler).

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Music Row: ASCAP Country Award Winners

(L-R): ASCAP’s Randy Grimmett, Jon Randall, Sam Bush, Creative Voice Award honoree Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Tony Brown

ASCAP’s Country Awards were presented Monday night (10/29) in the Presidential Ballroom of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Here’s a brief recap. See Bobby Karl’s in-depth coverage for MusicRowmembers here.

Songwriter of the Year: Ben Hayslip, who penned four of the most performed songs of the past year: “Honey Bee” (Blake Shelton), “I Don’t Want This Night To End” (Luke Bryan), “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” (Martina McBride) and “This Ole Boy” (Craig Morgan)

Country Music Song of the Year: “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” written by Eric Paslay and Terry Sawchuk; published by Cal IV Entertainment

Country Music Song of the Year: “Honey Bee,” written by Ben Hayslip; published by Warner/Chappell and This Music

Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year: Brad Paisley. It was his third win thanks to hits including “Camouflage,” “Old Alabama” and “Remind Me.”

Country Publisher of the Year: Sony/ATV/EMI, who had nine award-winning songs: “Bait A Hook,” “Camouflage, “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” “I Got You,” “I Won’t Let Go,” “Remind Me,” “Tomorrow,” “You” and “You Gonna Fly”

Golden Note Award: Bob McDill. ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams, and ASCAP Publisher Board member Dean Kay presented the award, and a special musical tribute included performances by Ronnie Dunn; Chris and Morgane Stapleton (“Amanda”); Josh Kelley (“Good Ole Boys Like Me”); and Jessi Alexander and Jon Randall, backed by their band 18 South (“Don’t Close Your Eyes”).

Creative Voice Award: Lyle Lovett. ASCAP Executive Vice President of Membership Randy Grimmett presented the award, and a musical tribute to Lovett featured Guy Clark (“The Waltzing Fool”); Robert Earl Keen (“The Front Porch Song”); and Sam Bush and Jon Randall (“If I Had A Boat”).

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