With Miranda Lambert’s star racing into the stratosphere, her time is starting to become a bit limited. Not only is she currently on a high profile headlining tour, she is making more television appearances, interviews and magazine layouts, heading up her own business and planning a wedding with Blake Shelton, so the Texas native has little time left over, even for herself
As her success grows, Miranda feels she may inadvertently disappoint a fan or two, but she hopes they understand when her time is so limited. “When you get bigger and you have more success, you’re not as accessible, you just can’t be,” the singer-songwriter admits to The Boot. “We’re not able to do as many meet-and-greets as we were because of more radio stuff. It’s all kind of behind-the-scenes, and I don’t think fans always understand why. It’s just harder because you’re more in demand, which is awesome, but I just want to let people know that we still love you. We still see you in the crowd and I point at you, I know you’re there, so thank you!”
Miranda says country fans, hers in particular, are the best, because they are a proud, supportive group. “They will stand by you, if anybody says anything on a blog, they will stand by you to [the] death,” she explains. “I see fans out in the crowd that I’ve seen from when I played the Grand Central Station tour when ‘Me and Charlie Talking’ came out. I see those people, and I see them in the crowd and they’re proud … They feel like they have ownership of it, and they do. They bought a ticket and they bought a CD back then and they’re still doing it now.”
Miranda will perform for her fans and friends, when she takes to Nashville’s LP Field stage during this year’s CMA Music Festival on June 11.
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Why She Said Yes! Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are now officially engaged and ready to tie the knot. The happy couple shares a few details about the proposal and the planned nuptials in this special cover story. Miranda tells Country Weekly that the proposal was “very country and very ‘us.’ I will say that I had a stinky camo jacket on that I’d worn all day.” Blake reveals that he popped the question on his property in Oklahoma. “It was real special for both of us for a lot of reasons,” he says. Miranda notes that the two are planning a big wedding, although they’ve yet to disclose the date or the location. ‘I definitely don’t see me without him,” Miranda says. “I think we’ll be together forever.”
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BIG ‘HOUSE’: Miranda Lambert celebrates her first No. 1 on Country Songs, as “The House That Built Me” rises 2-1. Lambert had previously peaked as high as the runner-up spot with her prior single, “White Liar.” (All charts on billboard.com are refreshed each Thursday).
Lambert’s lift to the chart’s top spot writes a new chapter in a TV series no longer on the air. Having placed third in the inaugural 2003 season of the reality singing competition “Nashville Star,” she becomes the program’s second former contestant to rule Country Songs. The first? The artist whom Lambert bumps from the summit, Chris Young, who led for three weeks with “The Man I Want to Be.” The 2006 “Nashville Star” king had first reigned with “Gettin’ You Home” on the Oct. 24, 2009, chart.
With her coronation, Lambert becomes just the fourth lead female artist to top Country Songs since Carrie Underwood notched her first No. 1, “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” in January 2006. Since that song’s ascension to the apex, 15 chart champions have been inked by lead solo females. Nine belong to Underwood, four to Taylor Swift, and one each to Reba McEntire and, now, Lambert.
While Lambert enjoys her first leader on Country Songs, she has already made headlines on Country Albums. The singer is one of just four acts since Nielsen SoundScan data began fueling Country Albums in 1991 to debut at No. 1 with their first three chart entries. All members of the exclusive club are women: LeAnn Rimes (1996-97), Gretchen Wilson (2004-07), Lambert and Underwood (2005-09 each).
Miranda Lambert is excited for her fan club party next week, especially since she can share the celebration of her recent ACM Award wins — including Top Female Vocalist — with her devoted fans, who are pretty gratified by her success.
The Texas native plays a big part in the planning of her party, as does her mother, Bev, who is her fan club president. It’s a role Bev does not take lightly. “Mom does a great job with the fan club party,” Miranda tells The Boot. “She’s almost so involved with the fans sometimes I think it’s scary, because I’m like, ‘Mom, if they get mad at me, they’re gonna get mad at you too!’ She’s so personal with them, which is awesome; that’s what good about having your mom as your fan club president, but also she gets the bad news sometimes, too and it’s like, ‘What’s wrong today, mom?’ ‘Your fans are mad at me today because I had to change the meet-and-greet!’ And she gets so upset, but it’s just that personal to her. And that way they feel a connection to me because it’s my mama.”
As for this year’s party, details are being kept a secret for now, but Miranda’s fans know it is going to be a good time with some of the same elements they have come to love about the annual bash. “Everyone always says, ‘Y’alls is one of the best.’ It’s just real. It’s a party. It’s not formal. You call it a fan club party for a reason. No matter what time it is, if we have one at nine in the morning, we serve beer and barbecue, that’s just how we are.”