Love her or hate her, there’s no denying that Miranda Lambert is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
She’s managed to not only stay relevant, but at the forefront of country music for the last 15-plus years.
And more specifically, she’s been on a roll the last couple years, releasing three studio albums (most recently Palomino), opening up a bar on Broadway in Nashville, running her foundation Mutt Nation, and a clothing label, Idyllwind.
The Texas native was also named the only country singer on TIME Magazine’s Top 100 people of 2022 list a few weeks ago.
And she recently sat down with Peopleto talk about her journey thus far and how now, at 38, she’s been able to really understand who she is and what she wants in life:
“When I turned 30, I started to take life in a new direction and really start to understand myself a little better.
And going through hard things obviously makes you get to know yourself better. When you get broken down pretty good, you look at the mirror and you go, ‘I have to spend some time with me, learn who I am and what I want.’
I got to a really good place with myself. Then I met my husband.”
And she attributes that continued success to her ability to be herself and focus on what she really wants in life… and she couldn’t care less what anyone thinks about it, which is the true key:
“I want to be open about how happy we are. I just don’t give two shits about people’s opinion of me, my marriage, my music or anything else.
I just care that I’m being me.”
I wanna frame that quote above my fireplace…
Though, she also admits that without all the hard stuff she’s also experienced through the years, from heartbreak, to loss and everything in between, she never would’ve gotten to this place now:
“Without the hard stuff… the chaos, the crazy schedule, the heartbreak, the falling in love, the falling out of love… I wouldn’t be who I am.
I’m thankful for the lessons, even though they hurt at the time.”
Amen to that, Miranda.
Her next single at country radio from Palomino, “Strange,” will impact on July 18th: