As you probably know, Miranda Lambert is the cover story for the current issue of Billboard magazine. And they have appropriately dubbed her “The Coolest Girl in Country Music.” Lambert looks stunning on the cover, and the article and interview are a must read. It discusses everything: her career start; her rise to the top of the country charts; her new album, For The Record; her refusal to do her music and career anyway but hers; and her strong and sassy yet also very sweet personality.
I am a big fan of Miranda Lambert. She is a super talented, strong women who does things her way and does not compromise herself. She gets all of my respect.
Here are a few quotes from the article.
Sony Music Nashville chairman/CEO Gary Overton recalled the first conversation he had with Lambert years ago:
“She said, ‘I can tell you this: They’re not going to tell me what music to record. I’m going to do it my way.’ I said, ‘Well, that’s kind of not the way it happens on Music Row,’ and she goes, ‘Well, that’s the way it’s going to happen with me, or I’ll just go back to Texas and make my living. I’m not going to change my music or anything else.’”
“I was telling everybody that at that point. I probably just didn’t know any better, being that young, and brand-new in town. But I’m glad I made that stance, because people took it seriously – and they still do. I’m still doing music my way, and it’s working.”
You can read the full Billboard article here.
Did you get your copy of For The Record yet? My favorites so far are “Oklahoma Sky,” “Better In The Long Run” (a duet with her superstar husband, Blake Shelton), “Over You,” and “Nobody’s Fool.” What are yours?