Country singer Miranda Lambert has just released a new track off her upcoming double album, The Weight of These Wings.
“Highway Vagabond” is all about hitting the road and living like an old school hippie. If the name of the song sounds familiar, that’s because it’s also the name of her upcoming 2017 tour. The national trek kicks off Jan. 26 and will feature Aubrie Sellers and Old Dominion as opening acts.
Written by songwriting trio Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby and Shane McAnally, “Highway Vagabond” is the second track on “The Nerve” side of the album (the other side will be titled “The Heart”).
In Lambert’s latest song, she sings about the joys of a gypsy lifestyle — rolling along from one city to the next. And she sure knows what that’s all about, seeing how spends most of her year on the road. “Highway vagabond, living like hippies / Moving right along to the next big city,” she sings in the chorus. She even gives Willie Nelson a little shout out with her lyrics, “Roaming town to town like Willie did / When he was a kid / On the road again.”
Lambert idolizes the rambling life in the lyrics of the song, and the music accompanies that feel perfectly. “Highway Vagabond” is one of those songs you could easily listen to over and over again. The song is sure to be a hit (just like every other single she’s ever released).
The Weight of These Wings, out Nov. 18, will be Lambert’s first album to be released on her very own record label, Vanner Records.