Miranda Lambert Planning to Open the 55th CMA Awards Show With ‘Some Surprises’

by Jacklyn Krol

Miranda Lambert will be kicking off the 2021 CMA Awards with “some surprises.”

In a new interview after rehearsals, Lambert revealed a perk that comes with opening up a show.

“I am opening the show this year,” Miranda Lambert said. “So I can’t tell you much other than that… some surprises. I’m also done at 7:05 so I get to sit and enjoy the night so it is amazing.”

It’s a big deal performing but it’s also going to be an epic night for Lambert and her collaborator Elle King. King asked Miranda Lambert to collaborate on their hit, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).” However, they haven’t gotten to live out the song in real life since King was pregnant. The pair also toured together on their Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour and became close.

“We’ve never actually gotten to get drunk and not want to go home together,” Lambert said. “Because she got pregnant so this CMAs we’re sitting together. I think this is our first time that we get to like live out our song together on a night. So I’m very excited about that.”

Aside from her performing duties, Lambert is up for three awards. Firstly, she is nominated for Musical Event of the Year for “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” with Elle King. Secondly, she is up for the prestigious honors of Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Miranda Lambert’s Major Induction

Miranda Lambert is one of about two hundred women inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Just a couple of weeks ago, she was able to accept her award in Fort Worth, Texas at the museum. In an Instagram post, she said that it was hard to process and wrote about how special the honor is for her.

“October 26, 2021 is a day I will never forget as long as I live,” she began. “That is the day I got inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall Of Fame in Ft. Worth Texas. It is truly one of the greatest honors of my life. I am beyond grateful to join such an amazing group of women.”

One of her fellow honorees is Reba McEntire among countless other legends. It was Eleanor Green who nominated Miranda Lambert for the award. The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum was created back in 1975. Its goal is to celebrate women from the past and present who embody the values that helped create the West.

“I’m still processing this and will be for a long time,” Lambert continued. “Being part of this kick ass club has lit a new fire in me to keep pushing to be better. To keep learning new things and to hold on tight to the grit and determination it takes to achieve your goals. I have a long way to go to be half as cool the 200 plus cowgirls that have also been inducted over the years but I’m ready for the journey.”