Miranda Lambert

Recently named Artist of the Year, at the inaugural RIAA Honors Ceremony, held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Miranda Lambert is the most-awarded artist in country music history, but her global legion of fans don’t put too much store in her busting trophy cabinet … they just adore her. Like her, they are mostly down to earth and as real as it gets, trying to keep the BS on the low-down and living life on the up and like much of her ‘good ole girl’ homespun philosophy, she sums it up best herself:

“When people listen to my music, I want them to know that I see them and hear them. I feel you, because I’m just a girl from East Texas, writing about all the things that go on in my world and in the worlds of people around me. I want people to get along, you know, just be who you are, own it and move on from the moments you couldn’t live in.”

Talking to Ms Lambert, the first categorical and abidingly pleasant impression I get is her absolute charm. She is ‘un-celebrity’, not offering down-pat responses – in fact we often wander off topic as she wants to know all about Australia and is genuinely excited about coming here. She was playful and vulnerable, chatty and nostalgic, honest and candid.

Read the rest in issue 95…