Miranda Lambert Launches Shoe Line
Miranda announced her new line of footwear, Miranda by Miranda Lambert! The shoes are just like Miranda - feisty, sexy, confident - and reflects what makes us love Miranda, bold beyond all expectations with just the right combination of edgy and feminine.
Miranda by Miranda Lambert launched this week at select DSW stores and online at dsw.com. They are also available at select SHOE DEPT and SHOE DEPT. ENCORE stores or onlin at shoedept.com and shoedeptencore.com.
About Miranda Lambert:
In her hit single "Baggage Claim," Miranda Lambert sings about the kind of luggage you wish would get lost. "I have been dragging around your sensitive ego," she tells an ex-friend or lover -- soon concluding, with characteristic swagger, that she'll "drop your troubles off at the conveyor belt/I hand you a ticket to go get it yourself." Mr. Needy is left doing loops on the suitcase carousel while Lambert's rocking out in the unloading zone.
With the release of Four the Record, Miranda comes bearing some baggage of her own - the precious kind, well-earned over the course of three highly loved (and unanimously platinum) prior albums. Her accolades could fill a whole set of trunks.
To point out just one carry-on case's worth of kudos: She is country's reigning female vocalist of the year, as bestowed by both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. She's won the prized album of the year trophy from both organizations, as well - from the ACMs for her second record, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and from the CMAs and ACMs for her third, Revolution. She received the top country female vocal performance Honor at the most recent Grammy Awards for "The House That Built Me." And, lest all her honorifics be so high-minded, she's been named one of Peoplemagazine's Most Beautiful People and one of Maxim's Hottest Women of Country. Frequent flyers can hardly rack up more awards points than that.
So when "Baggage Claim" was released to country radio stations in August, Lambert realized she was something she'd never expected to become: an automatic add.
She's thrilled with her own radio success because, prior to Revolution, she'd never even had a top 5 single. Two years ago, as that make-or-break effort was prepared for takeoff, you didn't have to listen far to hear whispers that maybe those same cutting-edge qualities that made her an award-show queen and press darling would be the kiss of death when the commercial rubber hit the road. But in 2010, she finally earned the triple crown - love from industry orgs, critics, and radio - when she bagged her first three No. 1 singles with "White Liar", "The House That Built Me" and "Heart Like Mine."
Naturally, with "Baggage Claim" burning a kerosene-fueled trail up the chart in advance of Four the Record, she approached the impending release of this album with a good deal more certainty. Not that anyone would have called her unconfident before now, mind you. But...
"I've never had an album release coincide with a hit, ever," she points out, in the midst of her enthusiasm about the success of "Baggage Claim" as a teaser for the new album. "Revolution came out on a single that died in the 30s." (For the record, that would be "Dead Flowers," which marked the very last time that programmers were unsure whether to take a chance on Lambert.) "So I'm excited and so thankful. Because I don't blame the program directors and DJs who used to have to put my songs on and have the listeners go, 'What the hell is this?' I am different, and I am a little edgy. But I've played so many tours and been on the road so much, I feel like people get me now. Or else they think, 'She's not going away, so we might as well just start liking it'," she laughs.
Of course, merely being worn down has nothing to do with what made America fall in love with 'Ran, as she's known to her fans.
The fascination began in earnest when she was a humble yet feisty runner-up on Nashville Star in 2003, standing out as the most independent and least likely of all reality-show contestants. Sony Nashville quickly signed her with the understanding that, even though she was still a teen, she had the moxie and know-how to write many of her own songs and pick her own team, like co-producer and fellow Texan Frank Liddell. Reflective singles like "Famous in a Small Town" proved her wise beyond her tender years, and rowdy ones like "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" proved her bold beyond all expectations of just how fresh a country freshman should be.
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