TIME100: Miranda Lambert Is One Of The Most Influential People Of 2022
Miranda Lambert is one of the 100 most influential people in the world, according to TIME. The reigning ACM Entertainer…
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.
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.