Miranda Lambert’s no longer only famous in her small town of Lindale, Texas. As a matter of fact, she’s pretty well known all over the nation these days. And it would be an understatement to say 2010 has been a pretty good year for the feisty, ass-kickin’, gun-slingin’ singer-songwriter.
Just this Wednesday (June 9), Lambert landed her first CMT Music Award for her tongue-in-cheek video, “White Liar.” And in April, she took home three ACM Awards for female vocalist of the year, album of the year and video of the year. And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve also heard she’s recently engaged to long-time boyfriend and country singer, Blake Shelton.
Thursday afternoon (June 10), Lambert held her annual fan club party at the Nashville Palace for hundreds of her hardcore “Ran Fans” who came from all over the country to show their support and appreciation for the rising star. Dressed casually in comparison to her eye-catching ensemble the night before at the CMT Music Awards, Lambert sported a form-fitting black tank top, vest, jeans and black, sky-high heeled boots. Her father, Rick Lambert, who handles much of her merchandising, began the annual party with a prayer as Lambert’s mother, Bev, who’s also her fan club president, watched in the wings.
The first pictures of Miranda arriving at the 2010 CMT Awards have started to pop up. Click the thumbnails below to view the photos. Be sure to keep checking back for more photos!
EDIT: I’ve added tons more photos from the awards! Be sure to check them out! Also, thank you to everyone who took part in the live chat last night! I hope we can do it again!
I’ve added two photos of Miranda posing with Cher at the 2010 CMT Awards – Rehearsals Day 2. So far these are the only two photos (which are pretty much the same) if any others pop up I’ll be sure to add them. To view the current ones click on the photo below!
Tomorrow Miranda Lambert Fans is hosting a live chat for the 2010 CMT Awards! To join look at the bottom of your screen, you should see our Wibiya Toolbar and where it says ‘Live CMT Awards Chat Tomorrow’ click. A new window will pop up and you will be able to login using a Nickname, Facebook, or Twitter log-in. The chat is open tonight for testing, the live chat will begin tomorrow at 8/7c when the CMT Awards are airing.
I hope all of you will join us tomorrow!
Thanks to Nikie from Blake-Shelton.us for sending along scans of Miranda on the cover of Country Weekly! The couple talk about their recent engagement in this weeks magazine! Be sure to check out the scans by clicking below! Also if you haven’t already follow us on Twitter and check out our new Wibiya bar below for new site features!!!
Miranda Lambert joins Lon this week. She is now engaged to Blake Shelton, and she tells Lon how it happened. She was just named the ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. And she tells Lon the incredible story of The House That Built Me.
Check out the interview clips here!
Miranda Lambert and fiancé Blake Shelton are suddenly being mentioned in the same breath as one of county music’s most famous power couples.
The celebrated young stars became engaged last month.
“I think it’s really cool that we’re put in that category,” said Lambert. “There was Johnny (Cash) and June (Carter) and Tammy (Wynette) and George (Jones) and Faith (Hill) and Tim (McGraw) and me and Blake.
“Definitely, it’s cool to have someone to bounce your career off of. But also, it’s not our identity. If one of us stopped singing tomorrow, we’d still look at each other the same.”
Lambert brings her “Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars” tour to Whitewater Amphitheatre on Saturday. Wade Bowen opens. She’s on her first headlining tour, and that means different responsibilities.
“Absolutely, it’s scary,” Lambert said. “It’s all on you. But I think we’re ready. We’ve been on so many tours over the last few years, and I’ve just learned so much. Now we’re getting to put it to the test.”
Besides headlining for the first time, Lambert will also play Lilith Fair. She never saw the original.
“I never did, but I’ve been a fan of the all-girl thing,” she said. “This will be a cool experience for me. It’s all different artists. I’m really excited.”
Lambert is one of the younger performers, and representing female empowerment is not to be taken lightly. Lilith isn’t just another gig.
“No, there’s a difference for sure,” she said. “It’s just everything that I’ve stood for, and it’s all these amazing artists, all these amazing women. I’m thrilled. It’ll be a whole new experience for the rest of the band.”
Lambert’s renegade image — bolstered by songs such as “Kerosene,” “Gunpowder & Lead,’ “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and her current hit “White Liar” — came naturally, said the award-winning singer-songwriter.
“That just was me, and I really didn’t have any other options. It’s who I am,” Lambert said. “It’s real. It’s not an act. It’s not something that I chose to do to be different to stand out. It’s just who I am and what my music is. Of course, that changes over time a little bit because you change as a person. I’m still that same girl. I just have calmed down a little.”
Will her upcoming marriage affect her sassy wild-child appeal?
“A lot of that image started when I was a kid and now I’m ready to grow up a little,” Lambert said. “It’s about time. Even on ‘Revolution,’ I feel sort of stepped away from the crazy kid in the corner with the shotgun, a little bit. I’m a little more grown up, and getting married is just a step in life. Hopefully, it’ll affect my music in a positive way.”
Where does she go, musically, after “Revolution,” an acclaimed and redefining album? “I’m not sure,” she said. “I’m not sure what’s going to happen. All I know is that I’ll always make records and I’ll always be on tour. I’m not going to stop doing this. I don’t have any interest in going off and doing movies. I’ll just hopefully be doing this for the next 20 years.”
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.