Miranda Lambert‘s “Bluebird” is soaring to new heights.
Released in December 2019 as the second single off of her latest album, Wildcard, “Bluebird” was co-written by Lambert, Luke Dick, and Natalie Hemby. The trio wrote the song just three days after Lambert secretly married her now-husband, Brendan McLoughlin.
“I felt like for that song; I might as well tell my news to my friends because I felt like it would really add [to it],” she told Billboard. “And it turned out that it did.”
The song is all about accepting that life is going to throw challenges at you, and there’s no stopping it. But those challenges and hard times help you develop a greater appreciation for the good things in life.
“Life is going to give you lemons, period,” Lambert said in a statement. “If there wasn’t problems then we wouldn’t appreciate the great days, but going through those things and overcoming problems—whatever they are—makes us strong and appreciate the sun. You know, it’s like ten straight days of rain and then the sun comes out and you’re like, ‘I forgot how much I loved it.‘”
Since its release, Lambert has performed “Bluebird” for a number of programs, including the ACM Presents: Our Country special.
Lambert’s many televised performances of “Bluebird” have helped it gain even more traction in recent weeks. The song landed in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, and in doing so, became Lambert’s first Top 10 solo hit in six years.
The last time Lambert had a solo single reach the Country Airplay chart’s Top 10 was when “Automatic” claimed the chart’s #3 position in 2014. She has since appeared in the Country Airplay Top Ten with collaborative tracks. Those collaborations were “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood (released in 2014, peaked at #7) and “Drowns the Whiskey” with Jason Aldean (released in 2018, peaked at #1).
It’s worth noting that Lambert has scored additional Top 10 singles on Billboard‘s other country chart, the Hot Country Songs chart, in that six-year period.
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In addition to being a Top 10 single on the Country Airplay chart, “Bluebird” has perched at the 46th position on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, making it a crossover success.
Only time will tell if “Bluebird” will go on to become a #1 single. If it does, it will be Lambert’s first solo Country Airplay chart-topper since 2012’s “Over You.”
Check out the official music video for “Bluebird” below.
Congratulations to Lambert on the success of “Bluebird.” We can’t wait to see how high it flies up the chart in the future!