On the heels of her four wins at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards, country star Miranda Lambert is developing an hourlong drama show for ABC Family, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The project will be based on Lambert’s childhood in Texas. The scripted drama would revolve around a family in Texas whose parents are private investigators, with the children assisting in solving crimes.
Lambert, who was a finalist on the first season of USA’s Nashville Star in 2003, would serve as an executive producer with her mother Beverly, manager Marion Kraft and Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan. Memphis Beat’s Scott Kaufer will write and also exec produce.
Miranda Lambert is on a roll after winning four ACM awards on Sunday night (April 3) in Las Vegas. She earned her second consecutive female vocalist award, while “The House That Built Me” claimed hardware in the single, song and video categories. The victories elevate her career ACM wins to nine, with the first one presented for top new female vocalist just four years ago.
“I’m still excited from last year,” she said, referencing her three wins in 2010. “I expected to come to the ACMs in 2011 and just chill and to be happy to be there because last year was so awesome. I am just so humbled. I can’t even express how blessed I feel. I’m so thankful to my parents and the fans for everything.”
Lambert brought her younger brother as her date, since her fiancé, Blake Shelton, was occupied as the show’s co-host. Asked about her brother’s response to her highly decorated song, she replied, “He loves ‘The House That Built Me.’ It’s about our family. We’re small — it’s me and my brother and our parents. I remember when we did it on the Grammys, he saw a picture of us on the screen behind me that he’d never seen. And he texted my mom right then. … It’s cool because he’s my brother and he’s kind of like, ‘Whatever, I’m proud of you. Go away.’” After a giggle, she concluded, “It meant a lot to him.”
She also noted she’s unveiling a new project, the Pistol Annies, on Monday (April 4) at the Las Vegas taping for Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country with songwriters Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley.
“We’ve been writing songs like crazy,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to do a girl project, but it’s not a typical girl trio. We definitely have an edge.”
With her wedding just a few weeks away, Lambert fielded several questions about the big day.
“ACMs were the last thing I was focused on, besides my wedding,” she told reporters. “It’s been an awesome night … and now I can sort of get ready. It’s not just the wedding. I’m going to be a wife. … It’s the rest of my life, and I’m going to start focusing on that.”
Asked if she’d have the color pink in her wedding, she cheerfully replied, “You know, I don’t wear pink because I don’t want to be blond Barbie, but I wore everything pink tonight. I had a pink microphone. I don’t know what’s happening to me. I’m just full of love!”
Photos of Miranda arriving at the 46th Academy of Country Music Awards have been added to the gallery! I’ll be adding photos through tomorrow! She looks amazing! Also, great news! Miranda won Video, Single & Song of the Year for The House That Built Me and Top Female Vocalist of the Year for the second year in a row! Sadly, she didn’t take home Entertainer of The Year (which she completely deserved to win), but no bother. Congrats, Miranda!
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Miranda attended rehearsals for the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards. She is nominated, performing, and today we just found out she will also be presenting!
Be sure to check out the 8 MQ photos of Miranda rehearsing! She looks amazing!
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The Academy of Country Music announced today that Luke Bryan, Chace Crawford, Celine Dion, The Judds and Miranda Lambert are scheduled to present as part of the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. The ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS.
Looks like it’s going to be a night full of Miranda!
Country singer Miranda Lambert has had a great year. Between nabbing Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2010 Country Music Assocation Awards and winning her first Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “The House That Built Me,” the former Nashville Star finalist has proven that it doesn’t matter where you come from, as long as you’ve got the vocal chops to make it.
Next up for the rising star? The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, where Lambert is nominated for seven awards, including Entertainer of the Year. She’s also set to perform at the show, which fiance Blake Shelton will co-host with Reba McEntire.The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke with the 27-year-old Lindale, Texas native.
The Hollywood Reporter: You’re up for Entertainer of the Year at the ACMs…
Miranda Lambert: Yes I am. It’s a little bit surreal because it’s one of the things that I set as a goal for myself and here it is. I’m not sure I deserve to win this year, but I’m definitely glad to be in the category.
THR: When did you set it out as a goal for yourself?
Lambert: Probably 10 years ago when I first started. I said I want to be in the next 10 years nominated for Entertainer of the Year. A lot of the goals I set for myself have happened in 2010 and now this year. So, I’ve started thinking about making some new ones.
THR: Would the best scenario be that Blake, your fiance, would hand you the award as he’s co-hosting?
Lambert: Yeah. It’s awesome. We always hope that one of us will get to hand the other one an award, which would be amazing, obviously. This year, I probably won’t see him because he’s going to be real busy because he’s hosting.
As you can see we have a brand new layout! Made by the wonderful Carlyn at Rebuilt-Designs.Org! I knew the moment that I saw that picture of Miranda that I wanted it used in a layout and this is just perfect! If you look in the top right hand corner you’ll also see one of our new features, a music player! It’s currently playing Heart Like Mine. So be sure to click on that to listen to the song as you view new updates! I’m also currently updating some of the site content and working on the sidebar content as well. Last, but not least if you haven’t already please vote for Miranda as the ACM Entertainer Of The Year here, vote for Miranda at What’s Your 20? 20 Greatest Women, 20 Years here and request Heart Like Mine here!
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