The song “Mama’s Broken Heart” is, of course, best known as performed by country superstar Miranda Lambert. However, the song was written by the formidable Nashville trio of Brandy Clark, Kacey Musgraves, and Shane McAnally – and Musgraves in particular did not want to give the song up. Lambert reportedly had to “beg” for the Grammy-nominated tune, which of course ended up being one of the most beloved country hits of 2013.
Country fans are likely aware of that particular story; however, they may not realize songwriter Clark’s close association with the song as well. In this exclusive performance, Clark takes on the tune in a manner completely different from Lambert (or Musgraves, had she cut it, for that matter)…showing off a smooth, almost slinky, and slightly humorous delivery that gives an entirely new feel to the composition.
Clark was recently nominated for Best New Artist and Best Country album at the 57th Grammy Awards held earlier this month.