It’s no secret that Miranda Lambert is a powerful voice in country music, especially when it encourages female empowerment. She recently spoke with the Grand Ole Opry about her album’s new single, “Vice” and shared her excitement over her wins at the 2017 ACM Awards. While her world is full of celebration and optimism, she admits that the process of putting together The Weight of These Wings was an emotional one.
It’s no secret Miranda has had a rough few years after her divorce from fellow high profile country music artist, Blake Shelton. While both have moved on with other blossoming relationships, that doesn’t mean it took a lot of emotional processing to get there! Her willingness to lower her guard with her fans and deliver heart-wrenching, honest songs is part of what makes her a trailblazer for women in the industry.
When she wrote “Vice”, it was the first time she and songwriters Shane MacAnally and Josh Osborne had written a song together. “It was a really hard day for me,” she admits, adding that MacAnally thanked her at the end of the day for allowing them into her world and adapt her life into stories.
“To me, country music is about truth,” Lambert continues, “it’s about what’s really going on, whether it’s happy or sad or somewhere in the middle.” Though she says her life was at one point more sad than happy, it’s now moving “in a different direction”, thank goodness!
“But I’m really glad that people can relate to an emotion like that,” she adds.