|Posted by Administrator on May 22, 2014 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
Ever wanted to ask Miranda a question? Follow iTunes on Twitter today at 5pm/4pm CT as they chat with Miranda about her upcoming album Platinum. Submit your own questions to Miranda with #AskMiranda!
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Country superstars Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood will perform together live at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards to make the television debut of their new duet, “Somethin’ Bad.”
The two leading ladies of country will perform “Somethin’ Bad,” which appears on Miranda’s upcoming album Platinum, available June 3rd. “I’m a huge Carrie Underwood fan,” said Lambert. “’Somethin’ Bad” is a meshing of our styles and there aren’t many female collaborations in our format so I’m really excited to be debuting it on the Billboard Awards.”
Miranda, the reigning CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, will be joined on stage by her friend and six-time Grammy winner, Carrie Underwood, a finalist for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet, given to an innovative artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year. Fans can vote Carrie for their favorite Milestone artist online at www.Billboard.com/milestone.
The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8pm ET.
Fan voting for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet will continue through the first two hours of the awards show, ending at 10pm ET. To vote for Carrie Underwood go to www.Billboard.com/milestone.
Platinum is available NOW for pre-order! Click HERE to order your copy!
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Summer 2014 will shine brighter starting July 10 when Miranda Lambert unveils her Crystal Light Presents Platinum Tour in Ft. Loramie, OH. “Platinum represents a lifestyle for me,” said Miranda. “It's the color of my hair, my wedding ring, my airstream trailer, so it's just a natural fit for the name of my new album and it’s why we decided to name the tour Platinum too,” said Miranda. Her upcoming album Platinum, will be released June 3.
The new show will glitter with a platinum theme that includes a new signature stage design. Platinum will include several songs from the new album including the Top 10 hit “Automatic,” the title track and others. It will also feature songs from all four of her previous platinum certified albums. In addition, Miranda has added two new members to her band family including singer songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson.
More heavy metal will be on display with opening acts Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett join the tour on August 8. ACM New Artist of the Year winner Justin Moore has a mine full of hits songs including 3 #1 singles, “Small Town USA,” “If Heaven Weren't So Far Away,” and “Til My Last Day,” and several Top 10's from his Gold certified albums. Thomas Rhett brings more precious metal with his certified platinum hit “It Goes Like This,” and his new #1 single, “Give Me Some of That.”
The 30 city coast-to-coast tour includes two Canadian shows and wraps September 20 in Honolulu, HI. See complete list of dates below:
7/10/14 Fort Loramie, OH
7/11/14 Tuscaloosa, AL
7/12/14 Rogers, AR
7/17/14 Monticello, IA
7/18/14 Cleveland, OH
7/19/14 Cincinnati, OH
7/20/14 Brooklyn, MI
7/25/14 Twin Lakes, WI
7/26/14 Pittsburgh, PA
8/1/14 Sweet Home, OR
8/3/14 Camrose, Alberta
8/8/14 Sacramento, CA**
8/9/14 Mountain View, CA**
8/10/14 Irvine, CA**
8/15/14 Chicago, IL**
8/16/14 Indianapolis, IN**
8/17/14 Bonner Springs, KS**
8/21/14 Raleigh, NC**
8/22/14 Virginia Beach, VA**
8/23/14 Washington, DC**
8/29/14 Darien Lake, NY**
8/30/14 Hartford, CT**
8/31/14 Bethel, NY**
9/4/14 Toronto, ONT**
9/5/14 Philadelphia, PA**
9/6/14 Boston, MA**
9/11/14 Pensacola, FL**
9/12/14 Lafayette, LA**
9/13/14 Corpus Christi, TX**
9/20/14 Honolulu, HI
**Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett to perform as support on these dates.
|Posted by Administrator on May 12, 2014 at 12:45 PM||comments (0)|
Miranda Lambert is giving fans a chance to listen to her forthcoming album in Platinum style. Lambert’s vintage 1954 Flying Cloud Airstream will visit seven cities across the country on the “Platinum Across America” tour, offering listening sessions for select fans to preview her fifth studio album, Platinum.
Those fans will be chosen through a sweepstakes via Lambert’s online community and through Country radio. Additionally, all fans are invited to join the complimentary Platinum Park activities in each city that will include a platinum hair salon, sun tea stand, corn hole, a leather workshop, vintage postcard photo ops and more activities. Fans who pre-order Platinum onsite (or provide proof of their previous Platinum pre-order purchase) will also be invited to tour the airstream trailer and listen to the album’s title track.
Fans who aren’t able to make it to a “Platinum Across America” date can follow the airstream’s journey online, where they can also register to win a trip to see the singer-songwriter in concert, with a meet and greet that includes a private tour of the airstream trailer.
“Platinum Across America” launches May 20 in Los Angeles and wraps in Philadelphia on May 31, before heading to Nashville for CMA Music Fest and release week for the album.
Platinum Across America stops include:
May 20 – Los Angeles
May 23 – Denver
May 26 – Dallas
May 27 – Oklahoma City
May 29 – Chicago
May 30 – Indianapolis
May 31 – Philadelphia
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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will debut the exhibition Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access, beginning May 16, 2014. The exhibit will run through Nov. 9, 2014.
The “backstage access” will feature an array of gowns and stage costumes, awards, and a custom pink Gibson acoustic guitar.
Opening weekend activities will include a songwriter session featuring Lambert’s Pistol Annies bandmate Ashley Monroe (also the purveyor of the acclaimed solo project Like A Rose), a family songwriting program, and a free film screening. Later in the month, some of Lambert’s frequent co-writers including Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Jimmy Robbins will participate in a songwriter round.
“Miranda Lambert is one of contemporary music’s most popular and acclaimed artists, and for good reason,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “She’s a dynamic performer; an emotive and powerful vocalist whose voice is equally at home with lyrics tough or tender; and a songwriter with a deft touch for feeling and place. Her numerous hits, from empowering anthems like ‘Gunpowder and Lead’ to introspective set pieces like ‘The House That Built Me,’ are rich contributions to country music’s storytelling tradition. We are looking forward to taking our visitors behind the scenes with Miranda during her amazing successes in 2013.”
Miranda's fifth album, "Platinum", is slated for release June 3rd.
Among the items to be displayed:
Roberto Cavalli gown with plunging neckline Lambert wore at the 2013 CMA Awards
Blue vintage-style lace dress Lambert wore in her music video for “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Rolling pink wardrobe case from Lambert’s Locked & Reloaded Tour with Dierks Bentley
Black Ani & Ari corset with pink flames Lambert wore at LP field during CMA Music Fest
Jovani dress embellished with chains and studs worn at the 2013 ACM awards
Custom Gibson acoustic guitar with pink finish and pearloid pickguard
A prototype of the Miranda by Miranda Lambert platinum-colored boots worn on the Platinum album cover
Outfit Lambert wore in the “We Were Us” music video with Keith Urban
|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)|
Photo: Frederick Breedon/FilmMagic
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)|
Photo courtesy: Front Page Publicity
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.