Miranda Lambert’s “Roots and Wings” Takes Flight
May 26, 2015
Since Grammy® Award-winner Miranda Lambert debuted “Roots and Wings” – a song Lambert wrote especially for the Ram Truck brand and the cornerstone of a Ram Truck marketing initiative – there has been much fan excitement and interest in the song. So much so, that Lambert decided to create a long-form commercial featuring additional verses of the song never heard before.
“I’ve seen so many positive reactions to the song and the partnership with Ram,” said Miranda Lambert. “The song is just so special and personal to me, and it is so amazing what the Ram team did to bring it to life, that I want my fans to see it too.”
Lambert said that “Roots and Wings” was a personal song about where she came from and where she is going. The full-length video creatively tells her story through live action video combined with illustrations, animation and vintage styling. The still photos featured in the piece were hand picked from Lambert’s family photo album.
A shorter version of the “Roots and Wings” song debuted earlier this year in a new Ram Truck brand marketing campaign featuring Lambert. The campaign included television, print, digital and social media elements. A 60-second version of the song also played in concert venues during Lambert’s “Certified Platinum Tour,” which ended last month.
Additional behind-the-scenes content is solely available at RamTrucks.com/Miranda, including a making of the commercial video and a soon to be released video from Lambert’s Nashville recording session of Roots and Wings. A variety of photos are also available on the site, and all social content will be aggregated through the hashtag #RootsWingsRam. For additional content, fans can follow Ram Trucks on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
“You always strive to work with an artist who is willing to put their heart and soul into a partnership and Miranda Lambert does just that with Ram, writing a custom song inspired by our brand,” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, FCA – Global. “To see so many of our mutual fans embrace the small portion of the ‘Roots and Wings’ song used in our Ram marketing campaign, compelled us to create a long-form version of the video which is quite special and unique.”