NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 6, 2013 – Newcomer Kacey Musgraves lands her first career No. 1 hit this week, as Miranda Lambert‘s rowdy “Mama’s Broken Heart” finishes the week at the summit on the Mediabase radio airplay chart. Co-written by Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, the gritty track serves as the fourth single from Lambert’s 2011 release Four the Record. A clamoring tune about a young woman losing her sanity in the face of a breakup, Lambert’s feisty delivery brings to life Musgraves’ sharp storytelling.
“Ryman, Letterman, and my first #1 song all in one week?! Not to mention how proud of my bestie @KreeAI12 I am. Life. Is. Incredible,” Musgraves tweeted out yesterday afternoon (May 5).
This week’s published Mediabase tally runs from Monday, April 29, to Sunday, May 5.
Previously, the 24-year-old achieved her own success with debut entry “Merry Go ‘Round,” a melancholy tune that reached Top 10 status. The track was the lead single from her recently released No. 1 album Same Trailer Different Park. The second single “Blowin’ Smoke” is now hitting the airwaves.
“‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ is a song that I kind of had to ask for,” Lambert tells WQYK 99.5 of how she got her hands on the song. “Kacey Musgraves is a girl I grew up with back in Texas, and we used to write together a lot and kind of went our separate ways. She was on ‘Nashville Star’ a couple years ago. And I was accidentally pitched the song. I don’t think I was supposed to be pitched the song, but her sister actually shot some pictures at mine and Blake [Shelton]‘s wedding, and she was there, too.”
She continues, “At our rehearsal dinner, I went over and asked her, I was like, ‘Are you gonna cut this song, or can I have it?’ And she was like, ‘I’ll think about it for a couple of days.’ And she e-mailed me, and said, ‘You can have it, if I can sing harmony.’ So that’s her singin’ the harmonies on it — and actually, Kacey Musgraves, she has a new single out called ‘Merry Go ‘Round,’ so she’s doin’ great on her own now, but I had to actually beg for this song, and so I’m thankful that she gave it to me ’cause I love ‘Mama’s Broken Heart.’ It’s an awesome song, and it’s been goin’ really well live, and I plan on makin’ an awesome video for it, as well, so we’re really excited.”
Take a listen to Musgraves’ original demo of “Mama’s Broken Heart” to the left.
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