gayle king december 2016

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3 of 5
The Beat Goes On
Miranda Lambert’s latest album, The Weight of These Wings (out November 18), may be the first she’s released since her split from Blake Shelton, but that doesn’t mean it’s 24 songs all about heartbreak. Instead, the double album is full of Miranda’s classic brassy sound—one of my favorite tunes, “Pink Sunglasses,” is about cheap specs that make her world look brighter—as well as refreshing honesty about her ex. No matter what Miranda is going through, she’ll always be a badass who can sing.