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Miranda Lambert: Best Quotes on Country Music and Life

by Jacklyn Krol
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Miranda Lambert is known for her relatable lyrics. Discover some of her best quotes about life, music, and more, below.

All About Country Music

Lambert is a staple in the modern country industry, so it’s only fitting that she has words of wisdom about music and the industry.

Arguably, Lambert is best known for her songs about heartbreak.

“Heartbreak is good fuel for country songs,” she told Yahoo. “And cheating. That’s the reason I love people like Merle Haggard, it’s painful and you can hear it. Falling in love is awesome, but I’m never drawn to happy songs per se, so whenever you sit down to write a heartbreak song and you’re happily in love, it’s like, “OK, now I have to go back to a sad place to get something good.”

Country artists are different from any other genre. “Country music is different because we’re all actually happy for each other,” she pointed out to Billboard. “We’re all friends. It’s a little family. So if you don’t win, usually one of your friends does. So it’s kind of a cool thing. I think it’s the only genre of music to have that camaraderie.”

Being a Female in a Male-Dominated Industry

Lambert knows that music is a “man’s business.” She noted that she was often the only girl on the tour bus.

“But I feel like it’s changing,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “We’re starting to show our colors, the girls are. I think a lot of the music I love is real music. It’s about real life. It’s about drinkin’ and cheatin’ and church—things that people really do.”

Her beginnings were in her true unique fashion.

“When I got a record deal, I said, ‘I’m only wearing jeans. I’m not wearing frilly dresses,'” she explained to Elle Magazine. “Dancing around in sequins is just not who I am. I wanted to be heard, not seen. People were like, ‘Well, you know, you need to kind of be flexible on that,’ and I just wasn’t at all.”

“Looking back on it, it was a little extreme, but I really stuck to it,” she continued. “Luckily, it worked, but even if it didn’t, I always knew that I’d be able to sleep at night.”

Being a woman in any industry comes with scrutiny.

“I’m a normal-size girl, and I’m fine with that,” Lambert confessed to Health Magazine. “All these stars are so tiny, and they spend their lives trying to be skinny. I want to look my best, but I’m not a model. I’m not an actress. I’m representing normal girls. It’s OK to have a little bit of curve. I’m happy with my body. So many girls come up to me and say, “Thank you for being normal,” and I’m proud of that.”

Miranda Lambert and Her Life Advice

Firstly, some of the best advice comes from parents.

“My mom was always saying: ‘Be whatever you want to be, but stick with it. Don’t waver. Don’t change who you are for anybody,'” she confessed to Good Housekeeping. “It was sewn into me to be a confident, strong woman,” she says. From her father, she adds, she learned to be a good judge of character and “to always look over my shoulder.”

Secondly, Lambert doesn’t need a man or a security team to defend herself.

“I carry a weapon, she confirmed to Self. “I got a death threat a few years ago and was really scared. But I don’t want bodyguards. I am my own security.”

Thirdly, Texas was a big part of Lambert’s upbringing.

“Being a Texan — we sort of have that extra fire in us as a breed,” she told News & Record. “I just felt like from day one I had something to say, and I wanted to make sure people heard me, and it’s worked. But I’ve definitely calmed down a little bit from 21 to 31.”

Finally, something every dog owner can relate to is their love for their furry family member. “To me, my dogs are my children,” she shared with People. “I think the unconditional love you get from an animal, especially a dog, is better than anything else.”