Country music fans who decry the trend of the pop-influenced sound common right now with many current country songs have to draw at least some measure of hope from songs like Miranda Lambert’s “Tin Man”. The song is a perfectly written country heartbreaker, sung in a perfectly heart-broken way by Miranda (who wrote it with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall) in the wake of her split with then-husband Blake Shelton.
In fact, the song is so good, it inspired a response song from an artist who calls himself “The Tin Man” (his real name is Marshall Seese Jr. but “The Tin Man” is his performing name). When we first heard about it, we figured the song would be some joke-y tongue-in-cheek attempt at humor. Or it would be poorly written and/or produced.
Wrong, wrong and wrong/wrong.
The song, written from the point of view of the “tin man” Miranda is singing to, is every bit as emotional and heartfelt at Miranda’s. And every bit as professionally done. The YouTube page says it was written and produced in December of 2016, so, about a month after Miranda’s performance of “Tin Man” on the CMAs.
Watch the video below, and see what you think. And then be glad that great songwriting is far from dead.