country single of 2005, was written by Miranda Lambert
, a 22-year-old former Nashville Star
-let who seems to listen to the Velvet Underground rather than panty-bunched Music Row bean-counters or No Depression
critics who'll tell you what you can and can't do in a country song. "Forget your high society, I'm soaking it in kerosene," she sings. "Light 'em up and watch 'em burn/Teach 'em what they need to learn." If punk rock has any meaning, then behold Lambert's corrosive "Hah!" deep in the belly of the Nashville beast, stomping everything love, culture, country into powder and blowing it to No. 1 in 3:05. And if country has any meaning, it's been renewed by her madly catchy brand of class war.