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Miranda recently did an interview with The Boot. They discuss her success at the awards, her friendship with Carrie Underwood, her relationship with Blake, her celebrity fans, and writing for her new album! Check it out below!
Miranda Lambert is riding high with her recent success, having taken home not one, but three ACM Awards, including the Album of the Year for ‘Revolution’ and Top Female Vocalist. It’s the second time she’s captured the ACM’s Album of the Year prize, and the first time a female solo artist has accomplished that feat. She also earned her wings when she flew straight to the top of the country charts — for the first time — with her hit ‘White Liar’ earlier this year.
Miranda is now experiencing another first — dipping her toes into the headlining pool. The feisty yet feminine performer has top billing with her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour, which winds its way around the Midwest this month. She says the tour has “exceeded her expectations,” with many of the shows being sold out.
On Sunday (May 9), the Texas native performs on an episode of the popular ABC series, ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,’ along with Sheryl Crow, who sang with Miranda on her latest smash hit, ‘The House That Built Me.’ (Tune in on Sunday at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.)
The Boot caught up with Miranda at a Nashville studio, to talk with her about her recent ACM wins, one of the coolest things she’s ever received from an artist she looks up to … literally, and how her life is changing in an unbelievable way. She also talks about relationships — her friendship with Carrie Underwood, her tight-knit relationship with her mother and how much she respects her boyfriend, Blake Shelton, as a person and as an artist. She also reveals how she “stole” ‘The House That Built Me,’ from Blake.
Miranda Lambert and her parents always swear they’re not going to cry when they talk about the country firebrand’s latest single, “The House That Built Me.”
It goes the same every time, though. Within minutes, all three are in tears. And how could they not be, when the song reflects a difficult eight-year period in their lives that included homelessness and despair? When they talk about the song — or even just hear it — so many emotions rush back.
Lambert didn’t write her country top 10 hit, “The House That Built Me,” but she might as well have. Written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, it’s a pitch-perfect retelling of her childhood and the Lamberts were shocked when they found out she didn’t pen the song.
After they wiped away the tears, of course.
“It’s like the persons that wrote that song were channeling into our lives at that horrible but great time in our lives,” Rick Lambert, 58, said. “It was so many mixed emotions during that time because we actually lost everything we owned. We actually lost a house that we built with our own hands.”
A Mother’s Day special! Miranda Lambert and her mom, Bev, talk about their unique relationship, Mother’s Day memories and special surprises over the years. Bev works closely with Miranda on her career, running her fan club and taking care of special events. “We’re as close as any mother and daughter could be,” says Bev.
And that works out perfectly for Miranda. “Obviously, there have been days where it’s kind of tense, but overall, we’re really close,” she tells Country Weekly. “And when you think about it, who has your back more than your family?”
Miranda also talks about a special surprise party she threw for her mom, their personality differences and what her mom has meant to her. “My mom has always been my number one fan and always will be,” she says.
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Miranda Lambert brought five dresses to the Academy of Country Music Awards last week. Winning three awards, she needed all of them.
“It was a total diva moment,” she says with a laugh. “Usually, I wear the same dress all night.”
Lambert, however, was a favorite in several categories — and came home with prizes for Album of the Year, Video of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
“It was huge,” she says of the evening. “I don’t think I’ve put it all in perspective. It hasn’t settled in yet.”
Even better? She shared the night with some very close friends — Carrie Underwood, Hillary Scott and boyfriend Blake Shelton.
“It’s great to be genuinely happy for somebody,” she says. “Usually you see people hug another artist when they win but you’re not sure if they’re close. We’re all friends — and it was a great night for us.”
(The mutual admiration society practically cleaned house: Shelton won Vocal Event of the Year for “Hillbilly Bone”; Underwood got Entertainer of the Year and Scott’s Lady Antebellum got Record, Song and Vocal Group honors.)
“I was hoping for Album of the Year,” Lambert says. “I really wanted to win that, but then when I got Female Vocalist? Well, that was an award I never thought I would win. I never considered myself as Carrie or Reba or Martina.”
Just before noon on the opening day of her “Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour,” Miranda Lambert takes a few minutes to talk about albums, why they matter and whether they’ll still be around.
“I’m interested in these things,” she says, as her dogs, Delilah and Delta, yip. She doesn’t have the answer as to the future of recorded music, but adds, “All I know is that I like full albums, whether it has six songs or 20 on it.”
She and her boyfriend, Blake Shelton, have demonstrated both ends of this spectrum. Shelton is wagering on his Hillbilly Bone Six Pak, the first of a planned series of six-song, less-expensive albums that are to be released frequently enough to keep pumping out a fresh hit and fresh material. Lambert is doing it the old-fashioned way. Her most recent album is the hot-mixed and heralded Revolution, a 15-song album.
This is ambitious in an era when her boyfriend has cut back on the number of tracks for reasons of economy and Wal-Mart retail appeal, and most Nashville albums have about 10 cuts.
Not only is Revolution a 15-song record, it is an old-fashioned, song-cycle album, meant to be played in sequence to achieve full effect.