Watch Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, & Jon Randall Play An Acoustic Campfire “Tequila Does” At The CMT Awards

Last month, the transcendent country star Miranda Lambert and her songwriting partners Jack Ingram and Jon Randall teamed up to release The Marfa Tapes, an intimate, stripped-down experiment of an album. The three friends went to the Marfa, Texas cabin where they sometimes write songs, and they recorded themselves singing a bunch of new songs, and a couple of old ones, outside, campfire-style. They used first takes, left in mistakes, and sang and played into one microphone. For an artist who usually makes very slick, controlled music, this was a huge departure.

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