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Chatting With Country Superstar Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert is a Grammy winner, a chart topper, a record setter and an icon to rebels everywhere.

With a Las Vegas residency freshly debuted, Miranda Lambert is on top of the world. We talked with the hitmaker about Texas, The Pink Pistol and her fabulous career. 

As a Texas native, what are some of your favorite memories of the state?

Growing up in Texas has always given me a sense of pride of my state. My parents instilled that into me at an early age.

Miranda Lambert
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What have been some of the highs of your career?

Being from Texas and considering Dallas my go-to city, as I am from Lindale about 80 miles east. I grew up driving past the American Airlines Center and hoping I could play there someday—and that day finally came! I have seen a number of concerts there so it was really an amazing moment to get to headline one myself.

You’ve won at least one ACM award every year since 2009. What are the ACMs like?

It’s always a great honor to win an ACM and having been nominated and won so many of them, it is a bit mind blowing. I actually won “Best New Female” at the ACMs in 2007, the award that started it all, and I am very proud of that.

The ACMs itself are always a lot of fun. Due to the more relaxed atmosphere, it’s one of those few times a year where you get to see all your friends in the business, to actually have fun and spend a little time and catch up. I always have a great time.

Miranda Lambert
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What was it like performing with George Strait at his final concert at AT&T Stadium in Arlington?

Amazing! There was such emotion in the room, you could feel the heartbeat of the room and seeing the fans celebrating him and his music, pure magic. I was so honored to be a part of that special moment with George Strait.

What has been your favorite part about owning The Pink Pistol?

It’s another great outlet for me to be creative. I like to constantly do things and with The Pink Pistol I get to come up with fun activities. I love planning events and finding new unique stuff to carry in the store. It’s like a mini carnival in there! One visit alone is not enough, it’s hard to take it all in during one shopping spree.