I feel like this is the only appropriate way to do the Grammy Awards.
The show aired Sunday night, and country music had a very strong showing, with highlights including Willie Nelson taking home the coveted Best Country Album award for his 97th studio album A Beautiful Time, Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce taking home the win for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” and Cody Johnson’s “‘Til You Can’t” getting the win for Best Country Song.
And of course, these shows can often be a snooze-fest of artists waiting in between TV commercials, trying to make small talk with musicians outside of their genre, and making friends with the people at their table as they wait to perform or find out if they won an award.
This year, Miranda Lambert was nominated for four awards, including Best Country Solo Performance for “In His Arms,” Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Outrunnin’ Your Memory” with Luke, Best Country Song for “If I Was a Cowboy” and Best Country Album for Palomino.
But it sounds like she was most looking forward to just being able to hang out, without being preoccupied with a performance during the show.
“There’s a huge celebration of hip hop tonight, so I’m excited about that, and just being here.
I don’t have to perform or anything, I just get to be here and watch the show. I brought my little flask of tequila, so we’re just gonna hang.
It won’t fit in this tiny little bag! It’s like, just, nothing, ‘cuz it’s so small… so I have another secret spot for my flask.”
A girl after my own heart…
I’m sure the Grammy has a stocked bar, but hey, if you like what you like, you can never be too safe at an event like this.
And even though she didn’t take home any awards, it looks like Miranda had a great time attending with her husband, Brendan, and they sat with Luke and Nicole Combs, so it’s safe to say I think she was in good company with her fellow nominee and I’m sure they had more than their fair share of tequila…
“In His Arms”
“Outrunnin’ Your Memory”