Hard Staying Sober

Album: Platinum (2014)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Miranda Lambert embraces traditional Country on this tune, which she wrote with Natalie Hemby and Luke Laird. The singer grew up with the sounds of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard playing throughout the house.

    "'Hard Staying Sober' definitely reminds me of some of that sound," she told CMT News. "Also, when I hear 'Hard Staying Sober' or sing it ... it just immediately feels like I want to be in Gruene Hall [the historic concert venue in New Braunfels, Texas.] Like, I just want to go to Texas and play in a bar right now and have a beer, you know? It's just so honky-tonk, it makes me feel at home, like where I came from."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Gary Numan

Gary NumanSongwriter Interviews

An Electronic music pioneer with Asperger's Syndrome. This could be interesting.

Lace the Music: How LSD Changed Popular Music

Lace the Music: How LSD Changed Popular MusicSong Writing

Starting in Virginia City, Nevada and rippling out to the Haight-Ashbury, LSD reshaped popular music.

Janet Jackson

Janet JacksonFact or Fiction

Was Janet secretly married at 18? Did she gain 60 pounds for a movie role that went to Mariah Carey? See what you know about Ms. Jackson.

Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"

Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"They're Playing My Song

With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets

Curt Kirkwood of Meat PuppetsSongwriter Interviews

The (Meat)puppetmaster takes us through songs like "Lake Of Fire" and "Backwater," and talks about performing with Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged.

The Evolution of "Ophelia"

The Evolution of "Ophelia"Song Writing

How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia.