By Miranda Daily Staff on August 22, 2011 • No Comments
In a special “Dateline” airing at 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29 on NBC, Hoda Kotb interviews Grammy Award-winning country music star Miranda Lambert, who lives in Tishomingo.
The two-part interview includes Lambert’s husband and fellow country music star Blake Shelton, star of NBC’s hit reality TV show “The Voice.” Kotb dishes with Lambert from the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, Tenn., about life on the road, falling in love with Shelton and her new band, The Pistol Annies.
Fellow Annies Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley then join Lambert as they talk about their debut album “Hell on Heels,” dropping Tuesday; forming the band; and collaborating together on songwriting. (Look for my column on the Annies and their debut album, featuring quotes from Lambert and Presley, later this week.)
Lambert tells Kotb in the interview, “I said I wanted to build an empire. So I started a girl band. Yeah. People think I’m crazy. They’re going, you did what? It’s just– it’s three artists, three artists. We’re all alike in the fact that we sing about empowering women and real life.”
By Miranda Daily Staff on August 13, 2011 • No Comments
Yesterday, in Ottawa, Ontario Miranda joined “gal pal” Carrie Underwood onstage for a rousing mash-up of their hit songs Before He Cheats and Gunpowder & Lead! Talk about a lethal combination! Both girls sound absolutely amazing!!!!
Maybe one day we’ll get a duet with the two! Or how about that all girl tour Miranda wants to do!
Miranda Lambert has always been a responsible gun owner and hunter. Yet, there is a time and place to talk about political issues. A reporter for the Ottawa Citizen newspaper clearly picked the wrong time and place when he brought up guns during an interview with Miranda.
She has an upcoming performance near the Canadian capital and is getting ready to release an album with the Pistol Annies, not to mention preparing to release her own album later this fall. However, despite all of this, the reporter chose to use his interview to talk about guns over her new music, which did not set well with Miranda. She took to Twitter to let this reporter know exactly how she felt.
“Dear Mr writer at Ottawa Citizen: next time u interview me, let’s keep it about the music and not about your view on my stance on guns,” she wrote. “I don’t talk politics period. I’m Not sure all Canadians would like to Be put in your category. Speak for yourself not your country. Thx!”
Miranda fans know exactly where she stands on guns. Her first Top 10 single was “Gunpowder and Lead,” which she wrote. She has also mentioned more than once that her mic stand doubles as a working shotgun. After addressing the Ottawa reporter, she again used Twitter to reassure her Canadian fans that there was only one Canadian she was unhappy with. “PS I can’t wait to see my faithful Ottawa fans!:) 2 weeks,” she wrote.
Miranda’s wedding photographer has posted new photos from Miranda’s wedding and they are amazingly beautiful!!! Mr. Robert Evans captured some truly amazing moments, so please head on over to his site and let him know that he did a fantastic job – which I’m sure he already knows!
Miranda shares her Healthy Food Comfort Food recipe for Raspberry-Lemon-Yogurt Bread with Self Magazine she says,“This bread is perfect for taking on the road. It’s great as a breakfast treat, midday snack or dessert.” Get the recipe below, and check out Self Magazine for other recipes from Carrie Underwood and Sara Evans.
Raspberries are heart-health gems. Their fiber (8 g per cup) can help you live longer by slashing your risk for coronary death.
Vegetable oil cooking spray
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup nonfat lemon yogurt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups fresh raspberries
Heat oven to 350°. Coat a 1-lb loaf pan with cooking spray. Combine flour, 2/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Combine yogurt, eggs, butter, zest and vanilla in a second bowl. Toss raspberries with remaining 1 tbsp sugar in a third bowl. Fold yogurt mixture into dry mixture; stir to combine completely. Gently fold in raspberries. Scrape batter evenly into loaf pan. Bake until top is golden and springs back when you gently touch it, 65 minutes.
239 calories per serving, 6 g fat (3 g saturated), 40 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein
When ‘The Voice‘ runner up Dia Frampton performed ‘The House That Built Me’ with Miranda Lambert, who happened to be her coach Blake Shelton‘s wife, it was a stunning duet on the season finale. Now, Country Aircheck is reporting that there will likely be a reprise made by this duo.
“Once Dia figures out what her plan is, you’ll probably see her and Miranda write together,” Shelton revealed. So even though Frampton, who shook the rafters with her reimagining of Kanye West’s ‘Heartless,’ did not have ‘The Voice’ crown placed atop her head, her future is still limitless. Shelton even said that his wife was rooting for Frampton just as hard as he was.
We all know how seriously Shelton took his role as coach, taking the adorably shy Frampton — who was in the group Meg + Dia with her sister and was signed to Warner Bros. prior to ‘The Voice’ — under his wing like family. “I was so happy for her because I got so emotionally invested in Dia. I had never wanted to see something happen so bad for somebody who wasn’t family,” Shelton said. By the end of the season, Frampton was family.
Even when Frampton and Lambert performed together, Shelton wasn’t so much concerned with his already successful wife, but of his charge. “I was mostly thinking about Dia,” Shelton said. “No more than two months ago she was about to give up on her dream of music and had moved back home with her mom and sisters in Utah.”
With a possible collaboration with a hitmaker like Lambert in her future, Frampton will not be headed back to Utah or giving up on music. Not with the Shelton-Lambert tandem in her corner.