"Kacey Musgraves is a girl I grew up with back in Texas," Miranda reveals. "We used to write together a lot and kind of went our separate ways. I don't think I was supposed to be pitched ['Mama's Broken Heart']. But [then], her sister actually shot some pictures at mine and Blake's wedding, and she was there, too. At our rehearsal dinner, I went over and asked her, '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.'"
It was Miranda's passion for the tune that drove her to "actually beg for this song." "It's about how sometimes when you get your heart broken, you kinda go a little bit crazy," the blond beauty explains. "You drink too much, you smoke too much, you cut your hair ... you find a rebound. Sometimes your mama, if she's like my mama, has to slap you around and say, 'Straighten up girl!'"
While we all know how the story ends, there's one stipulation the newcomer had for Miranda. "[Kacey] e-mailed me, and said, 'You can have it, if I can sing harmony,'" the 29-year-old recalls. "So that's her singing the harmonies on it. Actually, Kacey Musgraves has a new single out called 'Merry Go 'Round,' so she's doing great on her own now. I'm thankful that she gave it to me because I love 'Mama's Broken Heart.' It's an awesome song, and it's been going really well live, and I plan on making an awesome video for it, as well, so we're really excited."
Miranda is currently on the road with Dierks Bentley for their Locked & Reloaded tour. See a list of their upcoming shows here.