Miranda Lambert Is ‘Really, Really Happy’ and Gearing Up To Release New Music
After a 10-month hiatus from the stage, Miranda Lambert made her return to the spotlight with a fiery set at…
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
After a 10-month hiatus from the stage, Miranda Lambert made her return to the spotlight with a fiery set at CMA Fest 2019. The superstar appeared to be radiating happiness during her performance and she’s happy fans are taking note.
“I’m thankful people are noticing that,” Lambert shared with the Chicago Sun-Times ahead of her performance at this weekend’s Chicago-based festival, Country LakeShake. “I’ve always had that fire in me, but sometimes, life beats the hell out of you.”
Lambert’s private life has been under a microscope for years. It’s something she admits she’s never gotten used to.
“You go through ups and downs and you go through really hard things in the public eye and it ain’t easy,” the Texas native confessed. “It’s probably the thing I hate the most, the thing I hate more than anything. I love getting up on stage and playing music, but I did not sign up for people prying into my private life.”
While it may be tough at times, Lambert wants to remain true to herself and her fans and makes a point to always be herself, no matter what.
“It’s not like I can call in sick in this business,” she said with a laugh. “But I never hide from my fans. I am who I am and right now I am genuinely happy. People are telling me I’m glowing from the inside.”
Though her happiness likely has a lot to do with her new marriage to NYPD officer Brendan McLoughlin, she insists her new album, coming this fall, won’t be loaded with songs about love.
“I would call it old Miranda, but a Miranda at a whole new level, if that makes any sense,” Lambert said of her new record. “It’s not going to be love song overload or anything like that. I made a career on being a rock and roller and I think fans are going to hear that throughout. And yeah, there is this vibe of being happy that goes through this album. I am really, really happy.”
On top of gearing up to release a new album, Lambert also has plans to headline the all-female Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour 2019, kicking off Friday, September 13 in Uncasville, Connecticut.
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.