Superstar singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert used 2021’s break in touring as anything but an off year, releasing a seemingly endless string of critically acclaimed new music both on her own and as part of varying collaborations. From upbeat anthems “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” with Elle King and her own “Tequila Does” dance remix to full-length albums The Marfa Tapes with Jack Ingram & Jon Randall (plus a corresponding film) and Hell of a Holiday with her Pistol Annies trio, the year was already a musical celebration for the three-time GRAMMY winner before even taking into account her recent solo releases; “If I Was A Cowboy” and inclusive Queer Eye theme “Y’All Means All.” Today, the voting body of the Academy of Country Music recognizes her efforts, honoring the woman NPR praises as “the most riveting Country star of her generation” with five nominations – among the most of any artist this year – for Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (as both an artist and producer) and Video of the Year.
In addition to earning her record-tying 16th nod for Female Artist of the Year (tied with Reba McEntire), a category for which she has been nominated every year since 2006 and in which she won a record-setting nine consecutive trophies, Lambert also becomes one of the first female producers in ACM history to earn a nomination for Album of the Year, in honor of her work on The Marfa Tapes with Jack Ingram & Jon Randall, which is nominated for Best Country Album at the upcoming GRAMMY Awards and was named among 2021’s best by American Songwriter, Billboard, LA Times, Rolling Stone, TIME, Vulture and more. Her Video of the Year nod celebrates the raucous ’80s-inspired wedding collaboration with Elle King, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” which is also nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category.
“I am so humbled by our industry’s recognition of the music we’re making,” reflects Lambert. “Jack, Jon and I took five days to make this music around a campfire in Marfa, Texas, where we’ve been writing together for years, and receiving acknowledgement like this only furthers the permission we give ourselves to be vulnerable and stretch beyond our comfort zones. I can’t believe we get to do this, and do this together… to follow our dreams and be part of such a supportive community. Thank you for listening and for loving Country music.”
Today’s nominations extend Lambert’s longstanding relationship with the Academy of Country Music as the most decorated artist in the organization’s history with 35 ACM Awards. In addition to numerous trophies for her annual achievements, she is also the recipient of the ACM 50th Anniversary Milestone Award and ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award in honor of her record-setting win count, the ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award (presented to a singer-songwriter who is continuing Haggard’s legacy by following their own path while epitomizing his spirit through genuine performances and great storytelling) and the ACM Song of the Decade Award for “The House That Built Me.”
Lambert is currently preparing to return to the road as “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” climbs the Top 10 at Country radio along with “If I Was A Cowboy” quickly rising in the Top 20. Seeing her join forces with Little Big Town, this spring’s co-headlining The Bandwagon Tour kicks off May 6 in Houston and offers a reincarnation of 2018’s run of the same name which earned rave reviews from Pollstar, CMT, The Tennessean and more. Lambert was also recently announced as a headliner for the NHL’s Stadium Series outdoor game at Nissan Stadium on February 26 and will headline the C2C Festival in the U.K. and Ireland this March.
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Upcoming Miranda Lambert Tour Dates
March 11 C2C Festival | London, England
March 12 C2C Festival | Glasgow, Scotland
March 13 C2C Festival | Dublin, Ireland
April 27 Tuscaloosa Amphitheater | Tuscaloosa, Ala.
April 28 FirstBank Amphitheater | Franklin, Tenn.
April 29 William Green Football Stadium | Johnson City, Tenn.
May 6 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman | Houston, Texas
May 7 Dos Equis Pavilion | Dallas, Texas
May 8 Walmart AMP | Rogers, Ark.
May 12 Credit One Stadium | Charleston, S.C.
May 13 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre | Tampa, Fla.
May 14 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre | West Palm Beach, Fla.
May 20 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre | St. Louis, Mo.
May 21 Ruoff Music Center | Noblesville, Ind.
May 22 Riverbend Music Center | Cincinnati, Ohio
June 2 Budweiser Stage | Toronto, Ont.
June 3 DTE Energy Music Theatre | Detroit, Mich.
June 4 Blossom Music Center | Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
June 9 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater | Wantagh, N.Y.
June 10 PNC Bank Arts Center | Holmdel, N.J.
June 11 BB&T Pavilion | Camden, N.J.
June 24 Country Jam | Grand Junction, Colo.
June 25 NebraskaLand Days | North Platte, Neb.
July 28 Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys | Stateline, Nev.
July 29-31 Oregon Jamboree | Sweet Home, Ore.
July 30 Watershed Festival | George, Wash.
August 5 WE Fest | Detroit Lakes, Minn.
August 7 Windy City Smokeout | Chicago, Ill.
About Miranda Lambert
Vanner Records/RCA Nashville superstar Miranda Lambert’s storied career has spanned seven consecutive No. 1 albums, seven No. 1 hit radio singles, more than 70 prestigious awards and countless sales certifications, earning the Texan praise from NPR as “the most riveting country star of her generation.”
Following 2019’s critically acclaimed release of her seventh consecutive No. 1 album, Wildcard, Lambert ushered in her next musical era with the recent release of new single “If I Was a Cowboy,” while also adding her voice to Netflix’s new season of Queer Eye with inclusive anthem “Y’all Means All.” She is set to hit the road on The Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town this spring.
In addition to Wildcard, the celebrated singer/songwriter’s lauded discography includes The Weight of These Wings (2016), Platinum (2014), Four The Record (2011), Revolution (2009), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007) and Kerosene (2005). In addition, she has released three albums with her trio, the Pistol Annies, as well as 2021’s The Marfa Tapes, a critically acclaimed, raw and intimate recording with collaborators Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.
The most decorated artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music, Lambert has earned 35 ACM Awards (including a record-setting nine consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year Awards), 14 CMA Awards, three GRAMMY Awards, the Nashville Symphony Harmony Award, ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award and ACM Song of the Decade Award, plus was named 2019’s RIAA Artist of the Year. She is the youngest artist ever to serve as the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s Artist in Residence, joining a legendary list of predecessors including Kris Kristofferson, Guy Clark, Tom T. Hall, Jerry Douglas and more.
Her clothing and cowboy boot collection, Idyllwind, is a private-label brand sold at all Boot Barn stores nationwide. For more information, visit www.idyllwind.com.
Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit 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. For more information, visit www.muttnation.com.
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