Miranda Lambert On Singing And Writing Her Truth: ‘I Feel Like That Is My Legacy’

Miranda Lambert has dominated the country music scene for nearly 20 years, and the country superstar says she hopes to…

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January 18, 2023

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Miranda Lambert; Photo by Robert Ascroft

Miranda Lambert has dominated the country music scene for nearly 20 years, and the country superstar says she hopes to leave behind a lasting legacy. 

During a recent interview with Garden & Gun, the Texas native admitted she thinks about her legacy “all the time.” 

Miranda Lambert; Photo by Robert Ascroft for foureleven.agency
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Robert Ascroft for foureleven.agency

“It’s very important to me to make my mark on the country music world. I have always tried to stay true to exactly who I am, and to sing and write my truth, so I feel like that is my legacy,” she explained. “I still have so much music and ideas left in me; I can’t wait to see what’s next.”

Along with a legacy that is built on remaining true to herself, Lambert previously opened up about blazing a path for artists who hope to follow in her footsteps. This is something she has been passionate about for years.    

Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy ABC
Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy ABC

“I just hope that I have made decisions that will open doors for other female singer-songwriters down the line,” she told Kingston’s Pure Country 99 last year. “I think taking risk and being genuine in your art and who you are is sometimes the longer road, but I hope that that paved or blazed a little bit of a trail for younger female artists to be a little more brave about being who they are and not shy away from it.” 

Lambert is currently celebrating nearly two decades as a country music superstar with a career-spanning set list in Sin City with her Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency. The 39-year-old admits she is enjoying her time in Las Vegas as it’s giving her a break from the grueling day-to-day tour life. 

Miranda Lambert; Photo by Tyler Conrad
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Tyler Conrad

“After twenty years of touring, it gets exhausting sometimes. That is one reason I’m so thankful for the Velvet Rodeo shows,” she shared with Garden & Gun. “It is a break from the road, but I still get to do what I love and connect with the fans. This show was so fun to put together because we can bring in some production elements [like pyrotechnics] we haven’t ever had on the road. I won’t be touring much while I’m doing the residency except for a few festivals here and there, so y’all gotta come to Sin City!”

The Texas native’s show is a 90-minute celebration of Lambert’s artistry that features tunes from her entire discography from her debut album, Kerosene, to her current project, Palomino.

Miranda Lambert; Photo by John Shearer for Getty Images for Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert; Photo by John Shearer for Getty Images for Miranda Lambert

The “If I Was A Cowboy” singer’s residency kicked off on September 23, 2022 and is currently set to run through December of this year. 

See a full list of Lambert’s upcoming Las Vegas Residency dates below:

March 2023: 24, 25, 30

April 2023: 1, 2, 6, 8, 9

July 2023: 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22

November 2023: 30

December 2023: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16

Miranda Lambert; Photo by John Shearer
Miranda Lambert; Photo by John Shearer

Lambert, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment are donating $1 of every ticket purchased to “Miranda Lambert: Velvet Rodeo The Las Vegas Residency” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that has raised over $6 million since its inception in 2009. The Foundation’s mission is to promote the adoption of rescue pets, support animal shelters across the country, advance spay & neuter and assist with the transport of animals during times of natural disaster.

Miranda Lambert; Photo via Facebook
Miranda Lambert; Photo via Facebook

In addition to her Las Vegas concerts, Lambert is set to release her first book, Y’ALL EAT YET? Welcome to The Pretty B*tchin’ Kitchen, this spring. The book will offer fans a look into the ACM Triple Crown honoree’s life at home and on the road. Readers will also learn more about her Texas roots and how the strong women in her family influenced her life and career. 

“Watching my mom and her friends, I saw the way pitching in, working together, loving music and being there for each other is the greatest gift you can have in life. I think my mom inherited that gift from her mom, because they both attracted the most awesome group of girlfriends,” she previously shared. 

Miranda Lambert Cookbook
Miranda Lambert Cookbook

Y’ALL EAT YET? will also include 50 recipes from her personal kitchen such as Nonny’s Banana Pudding, Paw Paw’s Bar-B-Que Sauce, and Whiskey Cupcakes. 

The book will be released on April 25, 2023. 

Miranda Lambert’s next scheduled tour date is set for March 24 in Las Vegas. For a full list of upcoming shows, click here.  

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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.