Monday, May 6, 2013

Country Music's Favorite Couple: "Better in the Long Run" by Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

This morning I woke up to my local country station and heard some super exciting news.  MIRANDA LAMBERT IS PREGNANT!  I shot up in bed and turned up the station only to hear them follow up this announcement by saying that there is some speculation over the legitimacy of these claims.  They then said that the true announcement should be 'Miranda Lambert might be pregnant'.

Well, dagum.

After a quick google search, I concluded that Miranda isn't pregnant, yet the mystery continued when I stopped into Target and saw Blake and Miranda smiling on a big old magazine with the caption "Baby Bliss" under their beautiful faces.

It seems like rumors of these two expecting a kid have been randomly showing up every other month since they got married and I really don't know what to believe this time round.  However, regardless of whether or not they're going to have a baby soon, I think everyone can agree that these two are perfect together in almost every way.  They look adorable together but even more importantly, they sound great together.

I have to say, I'm surprised by how few Blake/Miranda duets there are considering that they must have jam sessions, like, all the time.  Now, of course I'm not saying that they never sing together.  They'll sing background vocals on each other's songs, like Miranda does for Blake in his cover of "Home" and who could forget their great live performance of "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma" way back in 2005.  But they've only officially recorded two duets in the studio and, unsurprisingly, they are fantastic!

They recorded "Draggin' The River" in 2010 (before they were married) for Blake's album "All About Tonight", a very light-hearted song that is slightly reminiscent to Johnny Cash and June Carter's playful duet,  "Long-Legged Guitar Pickin' Man".  But the real magic comes from their 2011 performance of "Better in the Long Run".  It's one of those songs that you want to listen to again as soon as you finish it the first time and their voices blend perfectly.  Surprisingly, neither Blake nor Miranda, two exceptional songwriters, didn't write the song.  It was actually written by Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum (yes, the attractive one) and Ashley Monroe of the Pistol Annies (ADD Moment:  I would LOVE to hear Charles and Ashely sing this song together) .  Regardless of who wrote it, Blake and Miranda make it their own and pour their hearts into this song.  Hmmm could this possibly be Miranda's next single??


  1. I love Blake and Miranda. I definitely think the people would like to see "Blake Shelton's Not so family Christmas" special. You gotta give the people what they want

    1. That is a great suggestion, I will keep that in mind come Christmas time. However, the violent nature of some of the skits (namely hunting Rudolph) may come as a shock to some readers.