Smokin' and Drinkin'

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  • This Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Natalie Hemby penned song finds Lambert hooking up with Little Big Town. "[Little Big Town member Karen Fairchild] told me, 'You have a song I want!,'" Lambert recalled of their duet. "So I said, 'If I cut it, will y'all sing on it?' This was at the CMT Awards, just joking around in the dressing room. But when I went in to record it, I thought, 'If Little Big Town wants to sing on my record, we are damn sure taking advantage of it!' I can't even imagine what it would sound like without them."
  • Lambert explained to Billboard magazine what attracted her to this track: "When I heard that song, I felt like it was nostalgic, there's a lot of nostalgia and looking back on this album, thinking about where you were and what makes you who you are," she said. "I've never done a song like this, leave it to me to take a party song and make it sad."

    "Just the other day we were doing a pasture party for my friend," Lambert continued, "we literally set the pasture on fire, people were smoking, we were drinking, my blue jeans smelled like smoke, and I said, 'this is what that song is about.' Anybody of any age can relate to it."

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