Fresh on the heels of hearing her name called for seven Academy of Country Music awards nominations, Miranda Lambert graces the cover of the March issue of Ladies’ Home Journal. Miranda opens up to the magazine about her relationship with Blake Shelton, her weight, and her family. She contributes her newly found sense of humor to Blake.
“Blake is outdoorsy, outspoken and really funny,” said Miranda. ”I used to have no sense of humor. Everything was a big deal. I’ve gotten so much better about not taking things too seriously—and Blake is the reason why.”
She also talks candidly about her weight, revealing that she is trying to make a lifestyle change, but it is hard to do when she also likes food that taste so good, but is so bad.
“I’ve gone through a lot of weight issues and spent my 20s going up and down,” said Miranda. ”I called my trainer a month before the CMA Awards and said, “I’m ready to make this a lifestyle and not crash diet.” Every time an event was coming up I was trying to figure out how to lose 10 pounds in two days. I’m trying to learn to cook healthy things. But I like hamburger and meatloaf and mac-and-cheese, stuff I can’t have if I want to fit in my jeans.”
As her career skyrockets, Miranda is quick to remember her parents, who drove her to radio stations around Texas in hopes they would let her on the air. With the success she’s found, she goes out of her way to show them her gratitude.
“Now I try to repay the favor they did me in every way possible,” she told the magazine. ”The first new car anyone in my family ever had I bought for my parents two years ago, a Ford Expedition. I bought the first car I ever had—a pickup truck—over a year ago.”
Besides appearing on the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal and racking in award nominations, Miranda has announced that the revolution goes on. The Revolution Continues Tour will kick off February 24th in St. Louis, MO with special guests Justin Moore and Josh Kelley. Besides her own headlining tour, Miranda will also join Alan Jackson on his first Australian tour in March.
Miranda Solo Dates
February 16 San Antonio,TX
February 18&19 Ft. Worth, TX
March 16 Houston, TX
With Justin Moore and Josh Kelley:
February 24 St. Louis, MO
February 25 Evansville, IN
February 26 Cedar Falls, IA
March 24 Ft. Wayne, IN
March 25 Pikeville, KY
March 26 Knoxville, TN
March 27 Morgantown, WV
April 7 Norman, OK
April 8 Dodge City, KS
April 9 Lincoln, NE
April 14 Estero, FL
April 15 St. Augustine, FL
April 16 Melbournem, FL
Australia dates with Alan Jackson:
March 4 Melbourne, Australia
March 6 Hunter Valley, Australia
March 7 Sydney, Australia
March 10 – 12 Brisbane, Australia