Miranda Lambert has earned her first No. 1 single at country radio in 6 years with her latest single “Bluebird.”
“Bluebird” is Lambert’s first No. 1 song on country radio since her single “Automatic” that hit No. 1 in 2014. The song takes the throne from Sam Hunt’s latest hit “Hard To Forget.”
If the song also tops the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week, as it’s expected to, it will be the singers first solo song to top both since 2012’s “Over You.
“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,” the country superstar shared on social media. “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.”
The star continued: “‘Bluebird’ is officially a number one song. It’s been 8 years since I had a number 1 on the billboard charts and 6 years on mediabase. 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. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And thank you to @lukedick for allowing me to write this beautiful idea with you and to @nataliehemby (my Dean Dillon) for bringing it home. Also Jay Joyce for bringing it to life and giving it wings, @iamtreyfanjoy for setting this bluebird free in the most beautiful video. And my management Shopkeeper MGMT @marionkraft and @sonynashville records for fighting for this song and for me. Turns out we did have a wildcard up our sleeve.”
“I love ‘Bluebird.’ It’s a song like I’ve never written before and I’m so proud to be a part of it,” the superstar previously shared in a press release about the song. “Since I wrote it, I’ve been seeing bluebirds everywhere. The bluebirds had always been there – I live on a farm – but I never saw them like I see them now. It reminds me to open my eyes to what’s around me. Now, seeing a bluebird sitting on a branch means so much more to me. I see a little piece of hope there, sitting with wings, and it’s a reminder. I think this is one of those songs where every person takes what they need to from it.”
“Bluebird” is the second radio single from Lambert‘s latest album, Wildcard, and was co-written by Lambert alongside Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick.