Detroit Free Press — Country mega-star Miranda Lambert is Ram Trucks’ new spokeswoman.
Details of the partnership have not been released yet, except that it “will continue to evolve in 2015.”
Brand spokeswoman Eileen Wunderlich declined to say if the Grammy winner would appear in any commercials.
“I have lived my entire life surrounded by trucks even to this day. I have also written songs that mention trucks, so I am so happy to be partnering with Ram,” Lambert said in a statement.
The first manifestation of the Lambert-Ram deal is the customized Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn the truck maker gave her — and which she’s auctioning off to raise money for her shelter-animals charity MuttNation Foundation.
“Miranda Lambert and Ram Truck are a perfect fit,” Bob Hegbloom, Ram Truck president and CEO, said in a statement. “She values hard work, courage and lives her life to the fullest — the same characteristics that our brand celebrates in our owners.”
Ram sales were up 36% in October over October 2013 and up 26% so far this year.
The auction, which includes other Lambert memorabilia and concert tickets, ends Nov. 15.
Tonight, Lambert, who’s married to “The Voice” judge and fellow country music star Blake Shelton, vies for nine CMA Awards.
All Access — The MIRANDA LAMBERT and CARRIE UNDERWOOD duet “Somethin’ Bad” has been officially certified as a PLATINUM Digital Single by the RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (RIAA).
“Somethin’ Bad” has also garnered a pair of CMA AWARDS nominations for LAMBERT and UNDERWOOD in the categories of Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year. “Somethin’ Bad” is the second single from LAMBERT’s “Platinum” album.
Deadline.Com — Country music star Miranda Lambert is collaborating on the female comedy script Something In The Water penned by celebrated country music video director Trey Fanjoy and screenwriter Cindy McCreery. The strong female-led project is a multi-generational ensemble piece set in the heartland; Lambert would take on one of the roles in the romp about five women challenging their men in a bass fishing competition. The project, which Fanjoy also hopes to direct, is said be in the vein of Bridesmaids meets Steel Magnolias.
Lambert and Fanjoy have long collaborated. In fact, for about a decade. Fanjoy directed Lambert’s first music video for the singer’s first single and has, subsequently, helmed the country artist’s videos on her game-changing hits — “Kerosene,” “The House That Built Me,” “Fastest Girl In Town,” “Over You,” “Mama’s Broken Heart” and the singer’s most recent hit video “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood (which has been viewed over 10 million times since bowing last month and has pulled record-breaking view numbers for Viacom and its County Music Television). Together, Lambert and Fanjoy have racked up numerous awards, most recently this past June when Lambert won Female Video of the Year for the song “Automatic,” directed (once again) by Fanjoy.
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) June 25, 2014
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) June 24, 2014
Country Weekly — The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry has married her fiancé, Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia, the group’s rep confirmed to Country Weekly.
The couple reportedly held their nuptials at a church in Greeneville, Tenn., where the Perry family lives, and the reception took place at the family home. Among those in attendance were Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher.
The couple originally met in 2012 at a Florida music festival, then got engaged in 2013 when J.P. proposed to Kimberly at the family property in Greeneville.
“I went to a show of hers because I wanted to meet her,” J.P. told ESPN in February. “I got to meet her and we talked and eventually got back connected. That was spring training of 2012 and we started talking little by little and June that year we were dating.”
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