Miranda Lambert's The Weight of These Wings, arguably the most anticipated country music release of 2016, spent 2 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Charts and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, which spans all genres. The double album ended up being 24 songs full of vulnerability, vices and vagabonds.
The music is all Lambert and the title is all Lambert's dad.
"The Weight of These Wings was a line my dad said to me…He's a songwriter, he's not written a song in probably 9 years now…but he mentioned the line to me one time at a show and it just stuck with me. It just felt really big and some ways heavy and some ways light, you know, it sort of makes you think about a lot of things just that one sentence. And so, we tried to write the song a few times and nothing really came of it and it just sort of going through this record process felt like it would tie everything together, being 24 songs I needed a title that would sort of round out the edges I guess, and The Weight Of These Wings felt right."