Miranda Lambert: “People Are Very, Very Mean”By: Lindsay McCane - June 3, 2014
Miranda Lambert has made a name for herself in the country music world as one of the most successful female artists of all time.
However, with the fame comes the tabloids, gossip, and non-stop rumors. “People are very, very mean,” she said of the tabloids that are constantly trying to bring her down.
The main topic seems to be about her and her husband, another fellow country music superstar Blake Shelton, getting a divorce. Miranda is constantly having to slam these rumors and put the speculation to rest. “There are people who literally, their only job is to make other people miserable, and that’s a terrible way to live your life,” Lambert explained.
The tabloids specifically are one of the many subjects that helped Miranda write the songs for her new album Platinum. Her song Priscilla takes on the tabloids directly, and she wrote it alongside songwriter Natalie Hemby. In the song, Miranda sympathizes with Priscilla Presley and the troubles she must have endured by being Elvis’ wife.
“When I get to write with her I think she just lets her hair down,” Hemby said. “She doesn’t have to be Miranda. I’ve known her before she was big and famous … and I asked how she was doing. She said, ‘According to the press I’m pregnant or I’m fat or I’m getting divorced.’ It just went on and on and I just kind of laughed and said, ‘Well, then you must be really successful.'”
Miranda explained that Platinum is all about her life; the good, bad, and ugly. She has put the trials and tribulations of her life into music, and has created one of her best albums yet. “Loretta Lynn said you’ve got to live a life in order to sing about it,” Miranda said. “That’s what I’m doing. The good, the bad and the ugly is on this record. It’s who I am.”
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