Cobb sets up the performance by explaining how “Old Shit,” which appears on Lambert’s 2014 album Platinum, came to be, telling the audience, “I started writing this song when my granddaddy passed away a few years back. I had a line to it on the way to the co-write, [with] someone I had never written with before, Neil Mason of the Cadillac Three.”
Cobb came to the writing appointment with the line “Splittin’ logs, smokin’ hogs / Feedin’ leftovers to a three-legged dog,” and he and Mason finished the tune together before pitching it to “one of the greatest people [Cobb’s] ever met,” Lambert herself.
Fellow singer-songwriter Mando Saenz, who played harmonica on the studio version of the song, joined Cobb and Lambert on stage for the spirited performance. Beer in hand, Lambert lent harmony vocals to Cobb before doing a little do-si-do with Saenz mid-song. Cobb also co-wrote “Gold Ol’ Days” for Lambert’s new album The Weight of These Wings, while Saenz and Lambert penned “Bad Boy.”
Cobb is currently touring in support of his latest album Shine On Rainy Day, one of Rolling Stone Country‘s favorite albums of 2016.