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Congrats to Miranda on being nominated for a Grammy!!! She REALLY deserves it and hopefully it will be her year to win! Our girl is nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for Dead Flowers! The awards are going to be broadcasted live on January 31st, on CBS.
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)
* Dead Flowers
* I Just Call You Mine
* White Horse
* Just A Dream
* Solitary Thinkin’
Lee Ann Womack
Miranda Lambert is discussing her latest album, Revolution, when the conversation turns to her guiding principle in the studio.
“Hire great musicians and then let them do what they do,” she says. “I don’t really like going in there with demos and have them copy the demo or tell them what to play.”
Clearly it’s working. Her previous project, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, won an ACM award for best country album in 2008. While she established herself as a regular gal on “Famous in a Small Town” (that would be Lindale, Texas), she’s maintained her tough-girl personality.
“You really have to go into this business knowing exactly what you want to do and what you have to say and surround yourself with people that uplift that,” she says. “Otherwise, you’ll get lost. I think it’s hard to stay true when somebody else may be more successful than you because they compromise a little bit, but you just have to decide if it’s worth it.”
In this interview, the 25-year-old singer-songwriter talks about setting the mood, making music with boyfriend Blake Shelton and discovering the new song that made her cry.
Hey everyone, hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I added 6 more photos from the 57th Annual BMI Country Awards that Miranda attended earlier this month. She looks even more amazing in these pictures.
From CMT.com – You wrote “Heart Like Mine” and “Me and Your Cigarettes” with Miranda Lambert. What do you remember about the days you wrote those?
“Me and Your Cigarettes” was actually called “Your Cigarettes and Me,” and there was a whole another melody, but I had these words. I went to her house in Lindale, Texas, right before [2007’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend] album came out. We were sitting on her back deck and she finished it with me. She liked the idea. … She called me the day they cut it, and she goes, “I just wanted to tell you that Blake [Shelton] and I were kind of fiddling with it, and it’s kind of changed a bit. It’s still our words, but it’s a different beat, and we’ve changed it to ‘Me and Your Cigarettes.'” I went to the studio and heard it and was like, “Oh, please. This is amazing.” She was like, “I hope you’re not mad.” Are you kidding me?
Then “Heart Like Mine,” she and I went to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., together. I’m from East Tennessee, so I took her to Dollywood. I was like, “You’ve got to go to Dollywood.” We got a little cabin in Gatlinburg, and we were sitting on the porch there picking on guitar, and I kept hearing things. She was like, “Oh, my God. Bring me a steak knife so you’ll shut up!” She’s tougher than I am. She had a steak knife next to her. We were like, “Let’s write something really honest.” All of it’s true to her life.
Over the past few years, Miranda Lambert has developed a unique love for certain items her boyfriend, fellow artist, Blake Shelton, enjoys teasing her about.
“I collect salt and pepper shakers,” Miranda tells The Boot with a burst of laughter. “Blake calls me a ma’maw [Southern slang for ‘grandma’] because of it. I actually have a knick-knack shelf at 26. I think it’s cool!”
Miranda, who turned 26 on Nov. 10, was able to add to her little collection of shakers when she received some as birthday presents, including a set from her bass player.
And with Christmas right around the corner, Miranda just might have more salt and peeper shakers in her future! But what she’s really hoping Santa will bring is new pots and pans so she can retire some of the older cookware she’s used over the years.
After a relaxing December, Miranda will hit the road in full swing as part of Brad Paisley’s American Saturday Night tour with Justin Moore also on the bill.
Miranda Lambert is looking forward to December and the opportunity to spend time with family.
“I get really nest-y at Christmas,” Miranda tells The Boot. “I guess because I’m not home that much. It’s just a time that I can be totally normal and have a bit of a normal life. I’m home for three weeks at a time during December.”
One of the activities Miranda treasures most during the holidays is baking and spending time with her grandmother. “I love to bake. Our Christmas tradition is we always go open presents on Christmas Eve with my grandma. I always make some kind of cookies or something to be festive.”
So what’s on the singer-songwriter’s Christmas list this year? “I’m asking for baking stuff. I have the worst pans and pots. I’ve collected dollar-store pans, and I’m just over it. I’m asking everybody to get me really good cooking stuff!”
Miranda’s latest single, ‘White Liar,’ is currently cooking on the charts. In January, she’ll join Brad Paisley and Justin Moore on the final leg of Brad’s American Saturday Night tour.
From ReadingEagle.com – She may be blonde and pretty, but Miranda Lambert is no delicate Southern belle.
She’s a self-professed redneck from Texas who sings songs about crazy ex-girlfriends, guns and liquor.
Miranda Lambert performs Saturday night at the Sovereign Performing Arts Center in Reading.
Before a capacity crowd at the Sovereign Performing Arts Center on Saturday night, Lambert played a nearly two-hour show, weighted heavily with songs from her new album, “Revolution,” plus hits from her past two albums and a few covers.
Backed by a five-piece band, Lambert set the mood for the night with “Kerosene,” it’s raw, done-me-wrong lyrics a raucous kick-off. “Only Prettier” kept that mood going with its biting lyrics and thumbed-nose attitude.
Next up: “Dry Town,” a lament for liquor in a town where there is none; “Heart Like Mine,” an unapologetic romp about what happens when she has a few drinks under her belt; and “Guilty in Here” finds her wringing her hands over various affairs.
She likes “boys, beer and tattoos” and can still sell the sweetness of “The House that Built Me.”
She’s the kind of girl who wishes everyone a happy deer season then sings a yearning duet with opening act, Adam Hood.
Her voice sultry and husky with her Southern heritage laced through it, her best songs are those that tell a story, like those in “Famous in a Small Town” and “Me and Charley Talking.”
Covers of Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock and Roll,” John Prine’s “That’s the Way the World Goes ’round,” The Faces’ “Stay With Me” and Merle Haggard’s “The Way I Am” showed some range before she blasted off again with “Gun Powder and Lead.”
Joined by Hood and singer Ashley Monroe, she wrapped up with a cover of Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels.”
Opening for Lambert, singer/songwriter Hood performed an accomplished set of ballads.
Songs like “The Shape of Things,” “Late Night Diner” and “Go Outside and Dance” meld country, blues and folk into head-bobbing music that’s mellow yet still has an edge.