Miranda Lambert and Husband Brendan McLoughlin Turn Heads In Coordinating Black Ensembles At TIME100 Gala
Lambert took the stage for a two-song performance during the star-studded event.
Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin; Photo by Getty Images for ABC
Miranda Lambert had heads turning on the red carpet at the TIME100 Gala, sporting a black gown and stunning diamonds for the black-tie affair.
The country superstar had her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, by her side at the gala, which was held in celebration of the world’s most influential people.
McLoughlin sported a traditional black suit and tie, perfectly pairing with Lambert’s custom Christian Siriano gown.
The couple gave off old Hollywood vibes as they walked hand-in-hand down the red carpet.
Lambert, who was included on the list for the time this year, says the honor came as a complete surprise.
“It’s a huge deal to me. I was actually shocked, but I’m so thankful to be a part of this and know all the work I’ve done over the last 20 years in this industry has gotten me here and I’m doing some change for good,” Lambert told TIME ahead of the gala.
As an artist who is known for her authenticity, Lambert said she hopes to continue country music’s tradition of being “three chords and the truth.”
“That’s what country music is,” she explained. “And that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do I’m one of the lucky ones who’s gotten to do this for almost two decades now in country music, so I’m just going to continue to share my message and hope it helps others.”
During the star-studded gala, attended by fellow honorees Mary J. Blige, Amanda Seyfried, Simu Liu, and more, Lambert performed the fan-favorite track, “Actin’ Up,” from her new album, Palomino, and the emotional “Tin Man” from her ACM Album of the Year winning album, The Weight Of These Wings.
TIME100: The World’s Most Influential People aired on Sunday, June 12 on ABC. Click above to re-live Lambert’s performance of “Actin’ Up.”
After wrapping The Bandwagon Tour, her co-headlining run with Little Big Town, over the weekend, Lambert is set to perform at a number of major country music festivals this summer, including Country Jam, Watershed Festival, and Windy City Smokeout.
This fall, Lambert will launch her much-anticipated Las Vegas residency, Velvet Rodeo.
Launching on September 23, 2022, the residency will take place at the 7,000-seat Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip.
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Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.