The country music rebel’s asked what it’s like to be nominated seven times, especially for Entertainer of the Year. She says, “Entertainer’s definitely special. It’s one of those that you kind of work for all your career.”
As a matter of fact, it’s not going to be easily won. Lambert is happy to see that she’s competing for the award alongside fellow women country music artists. “Carrie [Underwood] and I have come up together through this the last decade. I’m always a supporter of hers, and I would love to see her take it,” Lambert admits.
The “Gunpowder & Lead” singer thinks that this year the award is based around the whole country music package, not just live concerts, since there’s been none because of the pandemic. It is a matter of representation, your image, and what you matter to music, Lambert continues to say as she chats with ExtraTV.
Miranda Lambert Talks CMA Performance
When Lambert’s asked about her performance at the award show, she answers with, “I’m performing a stripped-down version of ‘Settling Down.’ I just decided to do it acoustic and keep it simple. It’s always fun to be on stage with a couple of guitars anyway.”
The video for “Settling Down” actually features her husband, Brendan McLoughlin. As a matter of fact, it’s the first time that a love interest’s been in one of her music videos after 18 years in the industry.
Lambert shares that it was really fun and continues to tell the story about the video shoot. “We shot this video at my farm with my long time friend and director, Trey Fanjoy. I got to ride my horses and be with my husband at our actual house where we’ve been quarantining all year.”
Furthermore, Lambert says that the farm is her happy place and she’s happy to have these moments on tape. She also gushes about her husband’s body and says it’s “beautiful.” McLoughlin is an NYPD police officer. The two married in 2019 on Valentine’s Day.