Miranda Lambert is the hottest star in country music right now. She proved it again last night when she was honored as Female Vocalist of the Year for the record-breaking 5th consecutive year! In all, Miranda took home three ACM honors, with the addition of wins for Single Record of the Year (“Mama’s Broken Heart”) and Vocal Event of the Year, together with Keith Urban, for “We Were Us.”
She had a very big night as she single “Automatic” for the first time on national television, she had the honor of paying tribute to her hero Merle Haggard on his prolific 50 years in country music by performing “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” and “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive” with George Strait.
“Tonight has not even begun to sink in yet. It probably won’t for a week” said an exuberant Miranda. “I can’t believe that this is my job. I got a picture with George Strait and Garth Brooks, I hung out with Trisha Yearwood and practically stalked Faith Hill, it was a great night,” she laughed.
With the June 3 release of her new album, Platinum, now less than two months away, Miranda is eager for fans to hear the album, which features several guest artists. As previously announced, Carrie Underwood joins on “Somethin’ Bad,” a song written by Chris DeStefano, Brett James and Priscilla Renea. Another one of Miranda’s favorite bands, Little Big Town, also makes a guest appearance on the album. For something more bluegrass, Miranda included The Time Jumpers, a band Miranda calls “the most talented people in the whole world, in one band. It’s ridiculous.”
Sounds like we all have a lot to look forward to!