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Josh Kelley Reveals How He Ended Up on Miranda Lambert’s Song ‘Baggage Claim’

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Between her upcoming solo album, ‘Four the Record,’ and her imminent debut with the Pistol Annies, it seems like Miranda Lambert is everywhere at once these days.

But Miranda isn’t the only one who’s working hard. In fact, Josh Kelley is another one of country’s busiest voices — and he joins her on her new single, ‘Baggage Claim.’

“It’s random,” Kelley explained during a recent interview with Taste of Country. “I didn’t write the song, but Miranda said that she really wanted my voice on there, like a Joe Cocker kind of thing.”

He added, “She knows my voice is very soulful. I come from a soul/blues background. They said, ‘Hey man, we really love your voice, so just do your thing, and we’ll see what happens.’ It turned out great! It’s a really, really cool song! It’s got that real old-school vibe to it, which I’m really glad they’re taking the chance on a song like this because I feel that it’s real special, and I think it’s going to be real special for radio. It was a lot of fun to sing on, I can tell you that much!”

According to Lambert, “It’s the grooviest song I’ve ever recorded. It makes you want revenge and want to dance all at the same time!”

‘Baggage Claim’ has already notched the highest debut of Lambert’s career, bowing at number 33.

[Taste of Country]

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