Famous in a Small Town by Miranda Lambert

This song describes my hometown of Statesboro, Georgia perfectly, y’all. Everyone knows your mama and daddy, where you go to school and church, and they ALWAYS know your business – sometimes before you do! (Other small town natives know what I’m talkin’ about here.)

I think the part that resonates with me the most is the first verse where she talk about cheerin’ at your high school football games make you just about as famous (if not more) in your hometown than winnin’ a Grammy. I can remember this one time goin’ into the Statesboro WalMart to grab somethin’ for my mama, and some little girl came up to me, gave me a hug, and called me by my name. I wasn’t sure who she was, but she told me that she watched me cheer every Friday night and wanted to be a cheerleader one day herself. It was just too precious, y’all.

While I’m happy I don’t live in the Statesboro fish bowl anymore, I do kinda miss times like those every once in awhile.

Happy small town gossipin’, y’all!

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One thought on “Famous in a Small Town by Miranda Lambert

  1. It’s such a bittersweet experience, huh? I went in the service almost 20 years ago when I graduated from high school, happy to get out of a small town. Now I miss it, but at the same time know it’s hard to go back… It’s even harder to find a new place like it, since time changes everything. Nostalgia is a cold hearted bitch.

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