Miranda Lambert says she wrote ‘Y’all Means All’ because she realized she ‘could do better’ as an LGBTQ ally
Season 6 of weird eye premiered on Netflix in December 2021, and country artist Miranda Lambert helped create an original song for the season. The sixth season of weird eye was filmed in Texas, Lambert’s home state. For the show, Lambert made an inclusive country song titled “Y’all Means All”. In an interview with Esquire, Lambert explained why she was motivated to do the song.
Miranda Lambert’s Brother Helped Her Find the Title for ‘Y’all Means All’
Netflix asked Lambert to write a theme song for season 6 of Queer Eyee because she is from Texas, the state filming took place. “Y’all Means All” was later included in the Season 6 trailer of weird eyeas well as several episodes of the show.
While brainstorming the song, Lambert sought advice from his brother who is openly gay.
“I was like, ‘Give me some cool phrases – what are the cool kids doing right now?'” Lambert told Esquire. “And he’s like, ‘Well, there’s a hashtag going around right now that’s ‘y’all means everything.'” And I was like, ‘Oh, my God, that’s it! I’m taking you for a ride to the beach, you totally gave me the song title!'”
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Miranda Lambert realized she needed to ‘be more vocal’
Esquire released an interview with Lambert in April 2022. In the interview, Lambert shared that her brother is helping her become more politically aware, especially when it comes to LGBTQ rights.
“I usually don’t do politics at all,” Lambert told Esquire. “My brother and her husband and their group of friends really taught me a lot.”
In her conversations with her brother, Lambert realized that she needed to “be more vocal” on certain topics.
“We come from a small town in East Texas, so they teach me to see the world in a different way and to be appropriate with my language. And it made me realize that I should be more vocal if I could – I’m definitely so much happier now that I’m talking about it more, trying to learn and trying to help in any way I can and to be part of a good change,” Lambert said in the interview with Esquire.
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The singer-songwriter is optimistic about the future
When it comes to the country music industry and representation, Lambert is optimistic about the state of things. However, the singer-songwriter knows not to expect to “change overnight.”
Lambert told Esquire:
“‘Y’all Means All,’ that was me saying, ‘Oh, I see how I could do better.’ I’m only one person, but if each person does a little thing, it’s a step forward. Maybe when you look at the big picture, you feel like it’s too slow or not enough. But that doesn’t change overnight – if people try to educate themselves and ask for forgiveness or apology or whatever, it moves on. And that’s all we can do as human beings.
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