Miranda Lambert has her own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum–or at least she will starting in May. It was just announced that the singer and husband of The Voice’s Blake Shelton will be featured front and center in the museum. Her exhibit, called “Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access,” will run from May 16th to November 9th and is expected to draw droves of fans.
“The Country Music Hall of Fame is a place to cherish what country music is all about,” Miranda said following the official announcement. “And I’m so honored to have an exhibit in this treasured hall.”
“Miranda Lambert is one of contemporary music’s most popular and acclaimed artists, and for good reason,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “She’s a dynamic performer; an emotive and powerful vocalist whose voice is equally at home with lyrics tough or tender; and a songwriter with a deft touch for feeling and place.
“Her numerous hits, from empowering anthems like ‘Gunpowder and Lead’ to introspective set pieces like ‘The House That Built Me,’ are rich contributions to country music’s storytelling tradition,” he continued. “We are looking forward to taking our visitors behind the scenes with Miranda during her amazing successes in 2013.”
Miranda Lambert is the reigning four-time CMA and reigning four-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. Her most recent album, Four The Record, debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, making her the first country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of her first four albums debut in that number one position. Mama’s Broken Heart is just one hit single from that album. You can see her perform it in the music video above. Lambert recently released her new single Automatic, which is the lead track from her upcoming fifth studio album.
Blake Shelton must be incredibly proud of his wife–in general, of course, and now even more so for her upcoming exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
By Miranda Daily Staff on December 21, 2013 • No Comments
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By Miranda Daily Staff on November 19, 2013 • No Comments
Keith Urban tells ABC News Radio the seed for his smash duet “We Were Us” was planted in 2005 when Miranda Lambert opened for him on tour.
“We used to do a song every night during my set,” Keith says. “I always loved singing with her, and I thought our voices went really well together.”
In the back of his mind, Keith says he was always looking for a duet that would fit their voices. When he heard “We Were Us,” he knew he’d found it.
“I just called her up and sent her the song, and she loved it. Her and Blake [Shelton] actually came to the studio and hung out for a few hours… We sang it together and it was done.”
“We Were Us” is the Aussie superstar’s first duet, but it may not be his last collaboration with Miranda. Backstage at the CMA Awards, the Female Vocalist of the Year joked that Keith owes her a guest appearance on her next CD, since their hit single is on his album, Fuse.
By Miranda Daily Staff on September 23, 2013 • No Comments
A little puppy has just found a forever home, but not just any home. The champagne-colored dog was adopted on Saturday by one of country music’s biggest stars – Miranda Lambert. All thanks to a 6-year-old girl who dared to dream big.
In early August Riley Weinberger created a video about the rescued animals she cares for as a volunteer for Wellington-based Big Dog Ranch Rescue. She is a huge fan of Lambert and had heard that the singer shared her passion for animals. She wanted desperately for Lambert to tour the facility during her visit to West Palm Beach to perform at Cruzan Amphitheatre on September 21 so she could help promote the work done by the rescue organization.
So she created the video and asked the singer: “Please Miranda, we could save more dogs lives.”
Hours before Lambert was to belt out her famous songs she stopped by Big Dog Ranch, met Riley and her family, adopted a puppy and named him Bellamy (in honor of the Bellamy brothers), according to the rescue organization.
“Miranda was wonderful and very kind,” said Eric Weinberger, Riley’s father. He said that in addition to adopting the puppy, who was rescued from Miami-Dade Animal Shelter, the singer donated money to Big Dog Ranch.
Riley’s video caught the attention of one of WPTV’s producer who wrote a story about the child’s desire to help better the lives of sick and abandoned animals. After the story aired on WPTV. Riley went on to be interviewed by several media organizations in Palm Beach County.
So far Riley’s video has had more than 2100 views. You can watch her video at here.
By Miranda Daily Staff on September 14, 2013 • No Comments
The No. 1 celebration for Miranda Lambert’s standout hit “Mama’s Broken Heart” at Cabana restaurant in Nashville featured all the ritual presentation of accolades, but there was something a little different this time around.
In addition to Miranda, a significant number of the people behind the song—songwriters and publishers alike—were female, quite a change from the usual boys-only lineup at these events. It also seemed like an incredibly close group of friends who encourage one another’s talents.
“Mama’s Broken Heart,” penned by leading CMA Awards nominee Kacey Musgraves, along with CW favorite Brandy Clark and red-hot songwriter Shane McAnally (who produces Kacey), was initially slated for Kacey’s album. Miranda actually paused her own wedding celebration to have the discussion with Kacey about recording it.
“I loved the song so much I was willing to fight for it if she didn’t want it,” said Miranda, regarding her exchange with Kacey. Ultimately, Kacey graciously gave it to Miranda on the condition that she could sing backup on the recording, and the rest is history.
Miranda called the song “epic and classic,” praising the writers’ hard work. The songwriters of Nashville spend their time “writing a million songs in hopes that someone cuts them,” she said. “I have one cut by another writer and it’s [Blake] and I had to sleep with him to get it,” she quipped.
Blake was indeed spotted in the crowd along with American Idol runner-up (and close friend to Kacey) Kree Harrison.
Kacey, celebrating her first No. 1, noted it was a “crazy moment” for her. She, along with seemingly everyone else on the stage, also praised the bold, exciting music coming from co-writer Brandy.
Brandy returned the love for her fellow females, gesturing to Miranda and Kacey. “[There are] not a lot of them on the radio right now, but the two best are standing up here right now.”
The CMA Songwriters Series returned to the Royale nightclub in Boston last night (July 11) and it brought country music royalty with it.
For the third year in a row, Boston fans were treated to a big star in a small venue as reigning Country Music Association Female Vocalist Miranda Lambert joined up-and-comer Kip Moore and award-winning songwriters Brett James and series host Bob DiPiero for a thrilling, two-hour writers’ round.
It was a relaxed affair featuring both big hits and deep cuts, tall tales and true stories, belly laughs and heartfelt tears. Brett talked about writing two No. 1 songs with Kenny Chesney—“Out Last Night” and “Reality”—in one session. Kip told an uproarious tale about a female fan calling out a ribald request at an inopportune moment during a performance of “Hey Pretty Girl.” And host Bob got the whole northern crowd singing along to “Southern Voice.”
Miranda may have been the night’s biggest star, but she was clearly thrilled to be part of the gang. She needled the boys, joked that she was going to get everyone’s autograph after the show and happily sang harmony vocals for her fellow writers. She was especially excited when she realized that Bob was going to sing one of her favorites that he had written. “Are you going to sing Diamond Rio?” she asked. “’Cause I’m going to crap my pants.” She then cheerfully raised her voice on “Mirror Mirror.”
Miranda also performed a handful of her own songs, including “Love Is Looking for You,” an early track close to her heart, and an emotional take on her CMA award winner “Over You.” She said it meant a lot to her to be recognized for that song and to be included in a show like this. “It was always my goal and dream as a songwriter to win Song of the Year for anything,” she said. “I love being an artist and touring and all that, but I love songwriting and that’s what I’m going to do until the day I die.”