Miranda Lambert might be just about everywhere these days, but things weren’t always like that for the Texas singer-songwriter. In an interview with W Magazine, she admits that things never came easily for the firecracker – that she had to fight to get to where she was. During her interview, she looks back at how she used to dress in Texas honky tonks to make sure that the men would listen to what she was singing instead of looking at her, and how the industry wasn’t sure what to do with her at first.
She thanks Taylor Swift for being the reason that music fans are starting to take country music, and female songwriters, seriously:
“Taylor Swift is a pop singer,” Lambert tells me. “But she really helped country music. When she hit, I was thinking, Thank God Taylor’s out there to show people we’re not cheesy. Some people still think that country music is twangy and cheesy, and they pigeonhole us. But I thought if they’re looking for Taylor’s videos or songs, they might see or hear other people they like. If her fans are watching for her, they might like me too.”
Miranda also gets a little racy in her photoshoot with W Magazine, showing a sexier side to herself that she used to be so against. Check out the pictures on W Magazine’s website and read the article in its entirety.