Fresh off three wins — for best female singer, best album (“Revolution”) and best video (“White Liar”) — at last week’s Academy of Country Music, or ACM, awards, Miranda Lambert is back on tour, including a stop next week at the Adler Theatre in downtown Davenport.
In an e-mail interview with Go&Do, she talks about the awards, her current single and her relationship with boyfriend and fellow country star Blake Shelton.
Q: Congrats on the ACM wins. In the big picture, what does this do for your career? Do awards like this mean a lot to you — and would your answer have been any different had you not won?
A: Thanks so much. Yes, awards mean a lot, but being nominated means a lot, too, as these awards are determined by my peers, folks in the music industry that know our format. It’s a way for the industry to let their artists know that they like what they are doing.
Everything means a lot when it comes to my art and getting to present it to an audience. Performing means a lot to me, and most definitely writing songs means the world to me. I am not sure how I would have answered if I hadn’t won. I don’t usually spend much time thinking about what could have been. I like living in the now.
The House That Built Me is now a top 10 hit on the country mediabase chart! Request The House That Built Me at your local radio stations now! We all know how much this song means to Miranda, so please take some time out of your day and send in a few request to your local radio stations. Let’s get Miranda her second #1!
Here is a video of Miranda backstage after her Album of the Year win! Check it out!
Here is the video of Miranda being surprised with her award for Video of the Year at the Radio Winner’s Reception , you can also see Blake being surprised with his. Check it out below!
Last week, The Oklahoman’s Outdoor Guru Ed Godfrey reported that Tishomingo resident and country music star Blake Shelton caught a 40-pound paddlefish that is the new lake record for Hudson Lake in northeastern Oklahoma.
His girlfriend and fellow country star Miranda Lambert, a Texas native who now lives in Tishomingo, joined Shelton and members of his band on the expedition.
Now, Ed reports that Lambert snagged her own impressive paddlefish, which are also called spoonbills and the Oklahoma Marlin in the Sooner state, on last week’s fishing trip. The picture above shows the diminutive blonde holding an armful of fish almost as big as she.
Shelton and Lambert’s paddlefish adventure likely will be shown on a future episode of “Outdoor Oklahoma,” Ed reported last week.
Lambert and Shelton followed up their big catches on Hudson Lake with big awards at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Lambert landed three trophies – top female vocalist, album of the year and video of the year. Shelton snared his first-ever ACM, for vocal event of the year for “Hillbilly Bone,” with help from his duet partner Trace Adkins.
In addition, Lambert is bringing her first headlining tour May 1 to Stillwater’s Tumbleweed Dance Hall. I recently talked ACMs, fishing and the tour with Lambert; look for my interview with the country star next week.
Miranda Lambert has earned countless album of the year honors, a trio of Grammy nominations and is currently headlining her own Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour (with male openers, for an added dose of girl power). The Texas singer is also part of this summer’s reignited Lilith Fair Tour and the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Despite so much acclaim, it’s only now fans seem to be truly discovering the Texas-bred singer. Current album Revolution has produced Lambert’s most successful single to date, White Liar; and new single The House That Built Me is already poised to eclipse that feat. Revolution earned album of the year at the 2010 Academy of Country Music awards; and Lambert was named female vocalist of the year, besting Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack.
“I think people are just getting to know me better through my music,” Lambert says. (More Lambert trivia: She loves Beyoncé and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.)
Lambert headlines the sixth annual A Day in the Country Saturday at the Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park. The daylong event also features Joe Nichols, Steel Magnolia, Sarah Buxton, the Band Perry and the Trailer Choir.
“Revolution is my favorite album I’ve done. I kind of wanted to get out of the whole crazy-girl-with-the-shotgun type thing. I think I was getting pushed in a corner a little bit. I was ready to show a different side of myself.”
Country music’s biggest stars, including Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, will take the stage on Wednesday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT for the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, it was announced today by CMT. These artists will rock Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at country music’s only fan-voted award show, with more performances to be announced.
The first round of voting for the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS has already begun and runs through Monday, May 3, only at CMT.com, where fans will select from the top nominees in each category to ensure their favorite stars become finalists. On Tuesday, May 11, CMT will announce the four finalists in each category, except VIDEO OF THE YEAR. Fans can then vote online at CMT.com through June 8 to determine the winners of the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS. The final nominees for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com and via text message throughout the live broadcast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.
Miranda Lambert performed “Hillbilly Deluxe,” she said, “because it rocks.” last night at Brooks & Dunn’s tribute show last night, the show will ari in May.