TIME100: Miranda Lambert Is One Of The Most Influential People Of 2022

Miranda Lambert; Photo by Robert Ashcroft
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Robert Ashcroft
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Robert Ashcroft

Miranda Lambert is one of the 100 most influential people in the world, according to TIME. 

The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year is included among the 2022 TIME100, the publication’s annual list that recognizes the world’s most influential people. 

“This is further proof that God dreams bigger than any of us ever do,” shares the Texan of TIME’s prestigious distinction. “I’m so honored to join this year’s class of TIME100 as this recognizes that our team, our band, our crew, fellow songwriters, producers and collaborators are being acknowledged for shaking things up and coloring outside the lines to bring even more people under our Country music tent.”

Lambert’s former tourmate and recent collaborator, Elle King, penned a heartfelt message in her honor. The message appears on TIME’s website as well as in the upcoming double print issue of TIME, out on newsstands on Friday, May 27. 

King praised Lambert on and off the stage and complimented her willingness to include everyone. 

“Not a lot of people will take your hand, nudge you right into the spotlight, and share it with you—especially if they’ve already spent decades as one of country music’s most acclaimed performers and songwriters. But that’s exactly what Miranda Lambert did in 2019, when she asked me to be a part of her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour, during which she brought along a new generation of artists to share her stage,” King recalled. 

The 2022 TIME100 also includes celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Channing Tatum, Mary J. Blige, Keanu Reeves and more. 

Honorees Miranda Lambert and Mary J. Blige will appear on ABC’s broadcast of the TIME100 Gala on Thursday, June 9. 

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