We take you behind the scenes and explore the making of one of our favorite tunes with The Song Remembers When…
Song: “Heart Like Mine”
Songwriters: Miranda Lambert, Travis Howard, and Ashley Monroe
Following Miranda Lambert’s first number one (“The House That Built Me”) on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, Miranda scored her second with “Heart Like Mine.” Both songs came from her third album, Revolution.
Miranda wrote the song with her good friend Ashley Monroe during a trip to Dollywood where they rented a cabin to do some songwriting. They wrote two verses of the song but hit a wall. When they got back home, Miranda approached another one of her friends, songwriter Travis Howard, and asked him to pitch in on finishing the song.
According to Miranda, some of the lyrics are true to life like talking about being raised in church and finding out that sometimes people can be judgmental. The part about her father getting upset with her over her tattoos is also true. But, “Heart Like Mine” isn’t all her. Miranda took on the role of a character as she sang about smoking, which she doesn’t do.
After its release as the fifth and final single from Revolution, “Heart Like Mine” topped the chart in May 2011.