Country-music superstar Miranda Lambert recently told Taste of Country that she and husband Blake Shelton have purchased a home in Nashville, TN.
Lambert says the two still consider their sprawling ranch near Tishomingo, OK their full-time home, but it made sense to own a residence in Nashville, too.
“We just bought a house here in Nashville, outside of town,” she said. “We had a condo for awhile, but we wanted to like, kinda put roots down, because we’re always going to be in Nashville.”
The timing coincides with a huge nod from Nashville to Lambert. From May 16th through November 9th, the star will be honored with a front and center exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
“… I’m so honored to have an exhibit in this treasured hall,” Lambert said.
“Miranda Lambert is one of contemporary music’s most popular and acclaimed artists, and for good reason,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “She’s a dynamic performer; an emotive and powerful vocalist whose voice is equally at home with lyrics tough or tender; and a songwriter with a deft touch for feeling and place.”
Lambert and Shelton have been spending a lot of time on the West Coast lately thanks to Shelton’s gig as a coach and judge on The Voice. Shelton has been with the show since its inception in 2011. The sixth season premiered February 24.
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Shelton says he goes home to Oklahoma, the state where he was born and raised, as often as possible:
“As soon as we’re done on Wednesdays, my a–– is on the plane … I get in my truck, I see the fields, see the cows.”
He describes the couple’s time in Oklahoma as low-key: “Throwing a cooler in the back of the pickup and driving around the property clearing brush and singing to the radio,” says Shelton. “Or else having dinner at the all-you-can-eat rib buffet and dessert at Dairy Queen. When we get home, we like to be home.”
Lambert admits to enjoying the warm weather in L.A.
“When we leave Oklahoma, we’re leaving 20 degree weather and it’s snowing and sleeting, and we get to L.A. and it’s sunny and 75, and I’m just like … ‘Oh, thank goodness.’”
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