Little Red Wagon

Album: Audra Mae And The Almighty Sound (2012)
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  • This Cowpunk kiss-off was written by Audra Mae with her band's upright bass player Joe Ginsberg. The Oklahoma singer/songwriter is best known for supplying vocals for three Avicii songs on his album True, including the single "Addicted to You."
  • Miranda Lambert recorded this song on her 2014 album Platinum. She told Billboard magazine how she came to cover the song: "There's this girl named Audra Mae, and I kind of stalked her when I heard that song. I was like, "I've got to talk to this girl, her record is amazing.' So we got to be friends, and we wrote a couple of times in L.A. She's from Oklahoma City and she lives in L.A., she's exactly my age, and we just started hanging out. Finally, one day I mustered up the courage and said, 'do you care if I cut 'Little Red Wagon,' if I have the balls to do it, of course, because your version is so good?' She said, 'sure, go ahead.'"

    "That's her singing on it, too," Lambert added. "It's such a cool song. I love attitude songs, but they can get old if you don't do 'em right. I don't want to keep doing the same type of attitude song, I've got to change them up. I can't wait to do this one live. It was so fun to cut and such a fun thing to do in the studio. It felt like me."
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