|Posted by Administrator on April 6, 2014 at 10:40 PM||comments (0)|
Academy of Country Music winners as announced April 6:
Entertainer of the Year: George Strait
Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean
Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert
Vocal Duo: Florida Georgia Line
Vocal Group: The Band Perry
Best New Artist: Justin Moore
Album of the Year: Same Trailer, Different Park, Kacey Musgraves
Single of the Year: Mama's Broken Heart, Miranda Lambert
Song of the Year: I Drive Your Truck, Lee Brice
Video of the Year: Highway Don't Care, Tim McGraw ft. Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Vocal Event of the Year: We Were Us, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert
|Posted by Administrator on March 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
Add Miranda Lambert’s upcoming album to the many good things that are Platinum. Set to release June 3, Platinum is not only a song on the album but it also represents a way of life for her. “Platinum is my hair color, and my wedding ring, and the color of my Airstream and the name of one of my favorite beers,” she said. “It’s about a lifestyle.”
Miranda, who wrote half of the album’s 16 songs, described the album like a picture. “All 16 songs together make up a picture, and without one of those songs, it just looks like abstract art,” she said. “I wanted it to be perfect; I wanted it to matter,” she continued.
“There’s humor on this album, and nostalgia, and it’s feminine,” said Miranda. “There’s girl power, not in the ‘I’m gonna burn your house down and kill you, but more where I am as a 30- year-old woman and wife. I’m more settled in life, embracing the good and the bad, and that’s all reflected on Platinum. I still blaze around – but in a less chaotic way,” she laughed.
Of the album, Sony Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton said, “Platinum is Miranda’s best album yet! When the album was finished, she asked us to live with the new music for several weeks before we started talking about single choices, marketing ideas, etc. She knew how special this album is and wanted us to ‘hear’ it like she did. All we could say was ‘Wow!’”
“Automatic,” the first single from Platinum, got off to a historic start for Miranda. It was her highest-charting first week at radio, debuting at #35 and #26 respectively on the Country Aircheck and Billboard country airplay charts. The song currently resides inside the Top 20. Written by Miranda, Nicolle Galyon and Natalie Hemby, “Automatic” is available for purchase at http://smarturl.it/mlautomatic and at all digital retailers.
Miranda will perform the song on Sunday, April 6, at the ACM Awards, which airs live from Las Vegas on CBS. The reigning, four-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year has seven nominations this year including Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year. Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year will begin on Monday, March 24, at noon PT at www.VoteACM.com and will close during the third hour of the live ACM broadcast.
|Posted by Administrator on March 5, 2014 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
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Forbes.com is reporting that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert purchased a mansion in Music City.
Miranda Lambert told Taste of Country’s Sam Alex the news about the recent purchase just outside of Nashville in Brentwood, Tennessee. She and husband Blake Shelton previously lived full-time in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Lambert said she and NBC’s The Voice judge Shelton spend so much time country capitol they decided to move. “We just bought a house here in Nashville, outside of town. We had a condo for a while, but we wanted to like, kinda put roots down, because we’re always going to be in Nashville.” The songstress also revealed that they are looking forward to their life in the Nashville area, adding “we’re excited about it because we’re here all the time and we’ll always be here recording records and having something to do in Nashville.”
Photo: MLS listing
Forbes.com reported property records reveal Miranda and Blake purchased a custom home in Brentwood, Tennessee that sits on the prestigious Arnold Palmer Signature Golf course. The three-level home has 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 11,079 square feet and an outdoor pool. Property records show that Miranda and Blake paid $2,258,000 and closed on the home on July 24, 2013.
|Posted by Administrator on January 29, 2014 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
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Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation is thrilled to announce their Mutts Across America: 50 States/50 Shelters initiative. A total of $253,660 was donated to shelters in each of the 50 states, with the minimum donation to an individual shelter being $3000. Miranda Lambert said, “We are thrilled to be able to reach out to every state and recognize shelters and organizations working at a grassroots level to help animals. It’s those people on the ground, day in and day out, who really make a huge difference.”
The MuttNation Foundation board along with partners at the RACE (Ran's Animal Care Express) team worked diligently to find the most deserving shelters in each of the 50 states. Operating under the premise that fans, friends, colleagues and benefactors across the US have sown into MuttNation Foundation in the past year, they launched a plan to select a shelter in each of the 50 states to lend a financial hand. The criteria used in their decision to grant funds were:
• High adoption per intake rate: At least 90% successful adoption rate. Low euthanasia rate (10%)
• High volunteerism: People rarely jump on/stay on a sinking ship.
• Are they fiscally responsible? (Low administrative/staff costs)
• High activity/fundraising. Are they working hard to earn income?
• Do they have a specialty - MNF selected a zoo, a horse sanctuary, disabled pet farm, and an elderly/senior pet sanctuary, a last chance rescue for animals from other shelters and a blind farm to name a few.
• Do they work outside of the shelter to adopt out or minister to elderly, schools, etc.? Do they have a presence in the community?
• Is the website up to date with activity? Do they send newsletters? Are they current? Do they appear to still have the “fire”?
•Are they heavily advocating/helping in spay and neuter campaigns, clinics and activities?
• Are the hours of operation conducive with adequate adoption times? EX: are they open on weekends, nights, and/or weekdays? How many hours?
As explained by MNF co-founder Bev Lambert, “We believe these criteria enabled us to find those shelters standing as examples in the fight to end animal homelessness, abuse and neglect as well as those that encourage adoption, spay and neuter programs and avoid needless euthanasia. We are confident and proud to award funding to the shelters we selected so they may continue the efforts that they have exhibited in the fight.”
A complete list of the shelters that received donations is available at https://www.facebook.com/MuttNation" target="_blank">www.muttnationfoundation.com
Miranda’s love of animals led to the formation of MuttNation. The foundation has successfully raised money across the country in order to aid organizations, government institutions or entities that build animal shelters for better care, increased pet adoption and encouragement of responsible pet guardianship, rehabilitation of sick or unsocialized animals, spay/neuter programs, reduce/eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals, and train shelter dogs for purposes of therapy programs, assistance for wounded military personnel, and dogs-in-prisons programs. The mission of the organization is to end animal suffering and homelessness on every front.
Donations can always be made at https://www.facebook.com/MuttNation" target="_blank">www.muttnationfoundation.com.
|Posted by Administrator on December 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
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Miranda Lambert got the exciting news that she’d received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for her platinum selling, #1 single, “Mama’s Broken Heart,” early in December while attending the 22nd annual Deer Valley® Celebrity Skifest in Deer Valley, UT.
“I'm so thrilled to have a Grammy nomination with such a great song, said Miranda. “Mamas Broken Heart is one of my favorite songs I have recorded. It's also unique to be in the same category with my very talented husband. I am proud to be part of the wonderful country music family!” Miranda won her first Grammy Award in 2010 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “The House That Built Me.” The 56th Grammy Awards airs Sunday, January 26 at 8/7 Central time on CBS.
In Deer Valley to take part in the 22nd annual Deer Valley® Celebrity Skifest, it was her first appearance at the invitational ski event, which pairs former Olympic ski legends with television and film celebrities a weekend of skiing, fundraising and live music. The event raises money and awareness for the Waterkeeper Alliance, the fastest-growing environmental movement in the world. Miranda performed an acoustic set for the event on Saturday evening which was woven throughout the one hour special that was broadcast on Sunday, December 8, on CBS.
|Posted by Administrator on November 14, 2013 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
The video for Keith Urban‘s new single, “We Were Us,” featuring Miranda Lambert, will make its world debut on Friday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m. ET on Urban’s Facebook page. The premiere will be followed by a Facebook chat with Urban where he’ll answer questions about the making of the clip, his new album Fuse, and his Fuse tour.
The new video was filmed on location before a live audience at Edna’s bar in Oklahoma City and directed by Becky Fluke and Reid Long.
|Posted by Administrator on July 2, 2013 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
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Miranda Lambert, the reigning 4-time ACM and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, headed to Thackerville, OK to headline the 6th Annual Cause for the Paws concert benefitting Miranda’s own MuttNation Foundation. On Friday, May 31st, Miranda took the stage at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK.
MuttNation has raised more than $400,000 for its cause so far in 2013 from Cause for the Paws and various other donations – including continual fundraising efforts by individual groups of Ran Fans. The Cause for the Paws event raised funds through a combination of ticket sales, a live auction, an eBay auction, raffle tickets, vendors donating their services and private donations.
Popular items from the eBay auction included a Mini Replica “Blake and Miranda Wedding,” an autographed George Strait cowboy hat & two tickets to his sold out show in Texas, and autographed Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift guitars.
MuttNation Foundation has been actively helping reunite families with pets lost in last month’s devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma and finding new homes for pets in need.
Miranda’s love of animals led to the formation of MuttNation. The foundation has successfully raised money across the country in order to aid organizations and governmental institutions or entities that build animal shelters for better care, increase pet adoption and encourage responsible pet guardianship, rehabilitate sick or unsocialized animals, fund spay/neuter programs, reduce/eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals, and train shelter dogs for purposes of therapy programs, assistance for wounded military personnel, and dogs-in-prisons programs.
“I feel so blessed to be able to continue the work of MuttNation Foundation in aiding and assisting animals in need,” said Miranda “Aside from music, this is my biggest passion in life, and I find it so rewarding to help end animal suffering and homelessness.”
“This year we were so proud to bring Cause for the Paws 6 to Miranda's adopted home state of Oklahoma,” said Bev Lambert, the Director of MuttNation. “Our early decision proved to be a very timely one. Just before our event date the devastating tornado hit the Oklahoma City area. MuttNation Foundation went into full action. As a result, during the event we pledged all incoming funds via our Facebook page to the affected animal rescue and relief where we had two mobile shelter units, Pedigree food delivery and a mobile animal hospital deployed. The fact that we raised nearly half a million dollars is beyond belief! Miranda and I promise, without reservation, that all funds from the event as well as incoming donations, will be used in the most frugal and effective ways to insure that pets across the U.S., and specifically now in Oklahoma, are rescued, sheltered, housed and adopted in a manner that aligns with our mission: to end animal suffering and homelessness on every front!”
Donations can always be made at https://www.facebook.com/MuttNation" target="_blank">www.muttnationfoundation.com.
|Posted by Administrator on June 28, 2013 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
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Country boy Blake Shelton has a stranger "honey do" list than most. He shared a few of his duties with his Twitter followers this week. Blake tweeted, "Statement just made in the Shelton household: "After you throw that snake out please get the scorpion off the door!!! #country." Living out in the country certainly has its benefits but the snakes and scorpions aren't those! In the past, Blake has posted pictures of a wild ostritch, among others, and combined with being an avid outdoorsman he and wife Miranda Lambert are definitely, as he puts it, "backwoods legit"!
|Posted by Administrator on June 10, 2013 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
The Pistol Annies has canceled its upcoming appearances and Miranda Lambert has absorbed the trio’s performance dates as a solo act.
A statement from the promoter sent to local media explains:
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Pistol Annies are unable to appear on any dates in June but Miranda Lambert will perform instead.”
The trio is expected to continue making music and touring.
Warner Nashville’s Ashley Monroe (“Hippie Annie”) and RCA Nashville’s Lambert (“Lone Star Annie”) performed individually during the June 5 CMT Awards, where the trio was nominated for Group Video of the Year.
|Posted by Administrator on May 24, 2013 at 11:15 PM||comments (0)|
Blake Shelton‘s “Healing in the Heartland” benefit concert is set for May 29 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. The event will be aired live on NBC beginning at 9 p.m. ET. It will also air on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis. Premiere and Cumulus will also simulcast the concert.
Artists expected to participate include Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Vince Gill, though more performers will be announced later.
“Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy,” says Shelton. “This is why I want to do this special and especially hold it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero.”
The event will raise money for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Working with their local community partners, United Way of Central Oklahoma will use the Fund for immediate, intermediate and long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in Oklahoma, following the tornadoes that devastated Moore earlier this week.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on May 25. Tickets are $25 and are limited to eight per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.