This single release could not have come at a better time for country radio. With so many current country songs being about fitting into country music by liking tractors, trucks, beer, and girls dancing at parties; Miranda Lambert goes left of field by releasing a song that embraces diversity. The song opens with a circus wedding but what makes it even better are the examples of people she uses in the second verse like a cross-dressing congressman and a mom who slips her children Ritalin when they get a little fussy. Lambert sings it all without judgment or glorifying these characters; instead she just tells it like it is. The song goes on to describe the narrators own childhood of feeling like an outcast with her scratching out her “number by hitching out under that bush league population sign”. The song saves the best verse for last, though.
Now some point a finger and let ignorance linger
If they’d look in the mirror they’d find.
That ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
It takes all kinds of kinds.
So while other country artists are singing about what they think country music is all about, artists like Miranda Lambert are showing us.