Miranda Lambert Earns First Solo No. 1 Since 2012 With ‘Bluebird’

Miranda Lambert has another No. 1 song.

On this week’s Billboard Country Airplay chart, the country superstar’s latest single “Bluebird” took the No. 1 spot, becoming her first solo chart-topper since 2012’s “Over You”.

“It’s really great,” Lambert tells Billboard after hearing of her latest to No. 1. “I mean, 2012 feels like a lifetime ago; two months feels like a lifetime ago right now. I feel very proud. I’ve been putting out singles for, like, 15 years and when radio embraces me and really believes in the song, it shows. I’m so thankful that after all these years, I still have a spot.”

Co-written by Lambert, Luke Dick, and Natalie Hemby, “Bluebird” is the second single off her seventh studio album Wildcard and reached the No. 1 spot in 32 weeks.

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The singer also took to Instagram to celebrate her return to the Country Airplay chart, writing, “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.”

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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. “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 beautifl 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 mangament Shopkeeper MGMT @marionkraft and @sonynashville records for fighting for this song and for me. Turns out we did have a wildcard up our sleeve. #bluebird #wildcard #1

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Lambert also thanked her “fans, the writers, the musicians, the crews, and bands, radio and streaming services” that have allowed her to keep making music for 17 years.

The singer was last featured at the top of the Country Airplay chart on Jason Aldean’s “Drowns the Whiskey” in 2018 and for her duet with Keith Urban “We Were Us” in 2013.

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