Congratulations to Miranda for snagging herself and an American Music Award Nomination in the category Favorite Female Country Artist against Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift. If I’m not mistaken this is her first nomination at this particular award show! Voting will end on November 12 and the show will air November 21, 2010. You can vote for Miranda by clicking here. There is also a link in the sidebar! Good luck to her!
Speaking of award shows – The 16th Inspirational Country Music Awards are tomorrow and Miranda is nominated for two awards, Mainstream Inspirational Country Song and Inspirational Country Music Video for “The House That Built Me” We’ll keep you updated on the results!
Sorry about the lack of updates! I’m really busy with things outside of the site and haven’t had time to update! I promise that updates will resume as soon as possible!!!!
Billboard Magazine online posted the first track you can preview from the upcoming Loretta Lynn Tribute album, with collaborations from Faith Hiil, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert & more…
Source: Nashville Country Club (You can listen to the track on their site!)
HUGE Congratulations to our girl Miranda who is FINALLY getting recognized for all her hard work! Miranda made CMA History for having the most nominations of any artist with 9 nominations this year including Entertainer of the Year!!!!! Her nominations are as followed:
Female Vocalist of The Year
Single of The Year (The House That Built Me & White Liar)
Album of The Year (Revolution)
Song of the Year (White Liar)
Musical Event Of The Year (Bad Angel with Dierks Bentley and Jamey Johnson)
Music Video Of The Year (The House That Built Me & White Liar)
Miranda Lambert will release her first performance DVD, Revolution: Live by Candlelight on Oct. 12. The six-song DVD features acoustic performances of five songs from Revolution, which won album of the year honors at ACM Awards in May. It includes the hits “White Liar” and “The House That Built Me,” along with “Love Is Looking for You,” one of her favorite songs on her Kerosene album. The DVD also includes the stories behind Lambert’s songs. She and Dierks Bentley will be in New York City on Sept. 1 to announce the final nominees in five categories of this year’s CMA Awards. Later that morning, she’ll appear on NBC’s Today. Lambert, who will headline this year’s CMT on Tour, will be featured in a live performance during the new episode of CMT’s Invitation Only premiering Monday (Aug. 23) at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Miranda Lambert’s band has been backing her for several years, and the whole team on stage feels like a big family with the lead singer playing the role of matriarch.
“They called me Mama Duck for the longest time because I used to get really upset about everything,” Miranda tells The Boot. “I made sure that they acted right and that they didn’t bring random girls on the bus. I’ve loosened up a lot … We’ve become a family and we’ve come from literally the very beginning to now, which is a whole new level for us.”
Even though she likes to have fun with her crew, the singer-songwriter does take her responsibilities as an employer very seriously. “There are times when we hang out and we’re friends, and we party together and we all get along. But then there are times when I have to be the boss and make decisions. It’s good for me, though. I trust the people around me but at some point it’s ultimately my decision and I have to sometimes be firm. Like when it comes to having to fire someone, I have to make that decision, and it sucks. It’s hard to separate, but we have a good balance.”
Miranda has hit the charts with her latest single, ‘Only Prettier,’ which is the third release from her award-winning album ‘Revolution.’
Source: The Boot
Miranda Lambert says her new single, ‘Only Prettier,’ which is steadily climbing the charts, was penned as a direct message to a specific group of people from her past.
“Natalie Hemby and I wrote this song together, and she had this verse,” Miranda recalls (quote via CMIL). “She said, ‘I have this idea I want to play for you. ‘I’ve been saved by the grace of southern charm. I got a mouth like a sailor and you’re more like a Hallmark card.’ And right there she had me. Just the fact that she had the guts to say what we all wanted to say to those mean skinny girls in high school.”
Miranda is proud of her curves, and hopes to inspire other girls to embrace their looks as well. “I’m OK with the way I look,” she insists. “And thank God I didn’t get in the modeling industry so I can actually eat food, which makes me happy. But I have a lot of girls who come up to me all the time and say, ‘We’re so glad you’re just normal, you’re normal sized and you’re not emaciated.’ I’m proud to stand for that.”
The singer hopes the song becomes a mantra for girls of all ages.“‘Only Prettier’ to me is an anthem. It’s my own anthem,” she says. “And I want girls to have their fists in the air, singing ‘Only Prettier’ with me.”
To accompany the song — and perhaps take home another CMT Award for Female Video of the Year — Miranda shot a memorable 1950’s-inspired clip with the help of good friends Kellie Pickler, Laura Bell Bundy and Lady Antebellum’s Hilary Scott.
Engaged to Blake Shelton, Miranda will have to make wedding plans while out on the road supporting her ‘Revolution’ album, which includes her No. 1 hit, ‘The House That Built Me.’ Find tour dates here.
Source: The Boot