LISTEN: Miranda Lambert Releases “If You Were Mine” with Leon Bridges

Miranda says she co-wrote the song specifically for Bridges. “If he hadn’t wanted to cut it, I wouldn’t have released it,” she shared on Twitter, “So glad he said yes and that it’s here.”

In a press release, she explained, “I have been a big fan of Leon for a while because he is very authentic as an artist and I love his music. I wrote this song with Ashley Monroe and Jesse Frasure specifically with Leon in mind. Since we are both from Texas, we threw in a few Texas references, of course—the Frio River being one. When we finished this song, we sent it to Leon in hopes that he would want to collaborate and we were so glad that he said yes. I have really enjoyed getting to know him and I’m happy to have him as a new friend.”