Just before she walks down the aisle to marry Blake Shelton in May, Miranda Lambert will be walking down the red carpet during the 2011 Barnstable-Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala in Louisville, Kentucky. Joining her will be country music stars Wynonna Judd, Montgomery Gentry, Lee Ann Womack, Kix Brooks, and Travis Tritt.
Every year, celebrities from music, film, sports, and other areas of entertainment join the party, hosted by Priscilla Barnstable and Patricia Barnstable-Brown. University of Kentucky basketball stars DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson, along with Coach John Calipari, will be on hand. You can also add Taylor Dayne, DMC of Run DMC, Joey Fatone of NSync, Mary Wilson, Bode Miller, Nick Lachey, and his fiancee Vanessa Minnillo to the list. First time newcomers to the Kentucky Derby Eve Gala will be Kate Gosselin, along with Kevin and Nick Jonas.
If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to request Miranda’s current single Heart Like Mine! It’s currently #3 on the Country Mediabase Chart! We’re so close, let’s get this song to #1!!!
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Check out these videos of Miranda and The Pistol Annie’s being interviewed backstage at the Girls Night Out Special! Don’t forget to tune in on April 22, 2011 to watch Blake perform Famous In A Small Town and Miranda perform with her new girl group The Pistol Annie’s! Rumor has it the song is titled Hell On Heels!
Miranda will be on the upcoming cover of Health Magazine! She talks about being on stage, her parents, Blake and much more! Check out Health.Com to read the rest of the interview and watch a behind the scenes video of the photoshoot!
Miranda Lambert may have forgotten to thank her fiance, fellow country music star Blake Shelton, when she won her first Grammy this February. But when we caught up with the 27-year-old star on her tour, Blake was top of mind. In fact, the Texas native was thrilled to chat about everything, from her energy secrets to how she’s getting into peak shape to swap “I do’s” with Blake this month.
Q: You’re in Evansville, Indiana, now. Do you ever get confused about which city you’re in?
A: Yes! They usually write where we are on the set list, because I’ve made the mistake of saying the wrong state before. I was like, “Hello, Ohio!” And they just kind of looked at me like my head was on fire. [Laughs.]
Q: And how do you keep your energy up on stage?
A: I eat a lot of protein and eat pretty clean. Junk food drags you down. I try not to have anything less than two hours before I go on stage, because I don’t want to be up there all bloated. I basically have a grilled-chicken salad after the show, and that fills me up.
Q: You have a trainer with you on the road, right?
A: Yeah, I wanted to get in better shape and wanted to keep it going for the wedding. We do a lot of circuit training, lunges, and crunches. And every morning we walk for 30 minutes.
Q: Your parents were private eyes who ran an agency from home. It sounds like a TV show!
A: It does. But to us [back then], it was just my parents’ job. I did surveillance a lot, which sounds exciting, but it never was. If there was no babysitter, I’d have to go, and my brother and I would just lie in the backseat and color for 15 hours while my mom watched the house.
Q: Did you know what your parents were doing, exactly?
A: In a way, I had such a normal life. But in another way, I saw things most kids don’t see. Our dinner conversations weren’t about school and homework; they were about child custody cases or divorce. When I was a teenager, my parents took in victims of domestic abuse, which was definitely eye-opening. I had to share my room with a woman and her kids who had been abused.
The complete list of finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards have been announced today, and Miranda is up for Best Country Song for The House That Built Me!!!
Congratulation Miranda! We are all so very proud of you!
The full list of finalists/nominees can be found HERE.
Watch the awards live on ABC, May 22nd at 8pm EST to see if our girl can pick this one up!
I’ve added 2 MQ photos of Miranda posing with the other honorees and participates of the Girls Night Out: Superstar Women Of Country Special! Thanks to Nikie for one of the photos!
Be sure to check them out! Let’s hope we get them in a higher quality soon!
- Photoshoots > 2011 > Girls Night Out Portrait Session (x02)
Tonight (April 4) Miranda and Blake attended Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women Of Country , a televised concert special where Miranda was honored for being the onlysolo female artist in the Academy’s history to ever win Album of the Year, twice, first for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2007 and again for Revolution in 2009!
The show will air later this month on Friday, April 22, 2011 from 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
EDIT: Added over 100 new photos!
- Appearances & Events > 2011 > Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women Of Country (x158)