Lady Antebellum Gets Grammy Glory

Hello, world: Just in case anyone was left on the planet that hadn’t figured out how significant Lady Antebellum was this year, the Recording Academy slipped the band into three of the big-four, multi-genre categories on the prestigious Grammy Awards ballot. Finalists in the general-interest categories were unveiled Wednesday during a one-hour nominations special on CBS. “Need You Now” and the album of the same name were tabbed as finalists for Record, Song and Album of the Year, pitting Lady A against such pop, rock and rap acts as Eminem, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire. Miranda Lambert sang her snarky “Only Prettier” on the special, which also saw “The House That Built Me” gain a Song of the Year nomination for composers Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin. As a result, two country titles — “Need You Now” and “House” — are among the five Song of the Year finalists, something that’s only happened seven times in the Grammys’ previous 52 years. Read More

Miranda Lambert Bakes Up a Party

When the Country Music Association handed out its awards three weeks ago, it was definitely Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s night. The couple picked up a total of five awards — Miranda got three, Blake nabbed two — and then Nashville’s music industry went off to hold a round of parties downtown and on Music Row. Blake certainly made his way to one of those parties: He was photographed with Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson at a Warner Bros. soiree. How did he and his fiancee them celebrate when they got away from the music industry? Read More

Miranda Lambert Bakes Up a Party

When the Country Music Association handed out its awards three weeks ago, it was definitely Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s night. The couple picked up a total of five awards — Miranda got three, Blake nabbed two — and then Nashville’s music industry went off to hold a round of parties downtown and on Music Row. Blake certainly made his way to one of those parties: He was photographed with Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson at a Warner Bros. soiree. How did he and his fiancee them celebrate when they got away from the music industry? Read More

Miranda Lambert Gets Political

“Let’s shake hands and reach across those party lines.” The opening of the chorus to Miranda Lambert’s current single, “Only Prettier,” sounds like it could have come from the mouth of a Republican or a Democrat trying to convince the public that he or she is the candidate best able to rise above politics and work for everyone’s good. Instead, “Only Prettier” represents a little snit between a couple of women who come at the world from different perspectives. One loves the night life, the other loves the high life, and neither is particularly fond of the other’s attitude. Miranda starts out suggesting that they can reach a mutual understanding, though between the sneering guitars and her acerbic conclusion — “I’m just like you, only prettier” — she’s really drawing lines in the sand much the way those politicians do. Read More

Blake Shelton on Miranda’s New Video & Giving Advice

When Blake Shelton saw fiancée Miranda Lambert’s new video, “Only Prettier,” for the first time, he had two words: “Daddy likey.” (Watch the video here.) Actually, the always-funny Blake (whose SIX PAK, All About Tonight, comes out Aug. 10), had more to say. “See, here’s the deal,” he tells GACTV.com. “I can actually look at that video and [...] Read More