Miranda Lambert may very well take home the Top Female Vocalist prize at the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards this Sunday night (airing live on CBS at 8 p.m./ET), but that doesn't mean she's slowing down.
The widely-hailed country diva, 26, decided to check in exclusively with UsMagazine.com from the road last month as she launched her first headlining Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour! And in case you’ve already missed her and supporting acts David Nail, James Otto, Randy Houser, and Wade Bowen already, click here to book a ticket to one of the upcoming dates. And keep your fingers crossed for the diva on Sunday night!
"Well, I'm finally here...The Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour. For 10 years I've always dreamed about headlining an arena, basically ever since I first started playing in bar bands, I always knew I could do it. The first stop we played [on March 18] was in in Beckley, WV and those dreams came true: WE SOLD IT OUT! Not bad for a first try, huh? I was so overwhelmed and overjoyed, I actually handed a kid in the crowd the brand new pink Gibson electric guitar I was playing. You never know what's gonna happen on these shows...I thought it was a great kickoff, even if I do have to go buy a new guitar.
As we are out on this tour, we're really trying first and foremost to give the fans the best show we can. We're trying some new things on stage -- you will have to come to the show to see what they are! We're going to play a couple songs acoustic with the full band each night and we're also going to bring back and re-work a lot of old stuff that people have been requesting over the last few years. It's such a great chance to do all the things that we've [thought of and said] "Man, that would be so cool if we..."
I couldn't believe the Beckley crowd. I can't believe the response we've gotten from all the fans buying tickets for the shows we have coming up. It's been amazing. The second night of the tour was in Duluth, GA (right outside of Atlanta) and we've had another sold out show! We wrapped that weekend in Orlando, FL and I have a couple days off before we head out again.
I can't wait to see what else this tour holds in store for me. James Otto was my special guest the first night and the 2nd weekend out was David Nail. I sang a song on David's record, a song called "Strangers on a Train." When he was out on the road with us, we did an acoustic version of it and it was fantastic as the crowd sang along. This tour has a different special guest out each week. I'm really looking forward to Eric Church, Chris Young, Jake Owen, and all the others who may drop in to play a few tunes. Keep on trucking. L O V E, m"