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15th Artist-In-Residence: Miranda Lambert

July 05, 2018 | Posted by CMHOF Staff

MIRANDA LAMBERT NAMED COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM'S 15TH ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE FOR 2018

ABOUT MIRANDA LAMBERT

Lambert is among the most popular and acclaimed singer-songwriters of country music’s modern era. She is the most awarded artist in the history of the Los Angeles-based Academy of Country Music, and the most awarded female artist in Country Music Association history. She is also a member of acclaimed group Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley.

Since 2005, Lambert has released six albums that have gone on to achieve platinum certification. Her latest work, released in November 2016, is The Weight of These Wings, an expansive, challenging, creatively fulfilling set that was named Album of the Year by the ACM.

“We’re talking about someone who has been the CMA’s top female vocalist a record seven times, selling millions of albums and scoring hit after hit while retaining absolute artistic conviction and credibility. She writes her heart and sings her truth, and her truth resonates,” said museum CEO Kyle Young. “We are honored that she is this museum’s 15th artist-in-residence, the latest in a line of greats that includes some of Miranda’s own musical heroes, like Guy Clark, Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, and Buddy Miller.”

“The history that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum holds is so important,” said Miranda Lambert. “It’s truly an honor to be named artist-in-residence for the museum. I’m thankful for this place, where our music can continue to be cherished, and I’m thrilled to be among the esteemed artists who have been honored by this designation.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM SEPTEMBER 19 PERFORMANCE

With her cheeky humor and uncompromising artistry—and a long list of distinctive hits—Miranda Lambert regularly commands enormous arena stages in front of tens of thousands of adoring fans eager to cheer her and her music.

However, as she stepped out onto the stage of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater, in front of a sold-out crowd of less than 800, she admitted to struggling with some high anxiety. “I want to preface this show by saying, number one, I’m totally honored to be here,” she stated at the start of the first of two performances as the museum’s 2018 artist-in-residence. “I’m thrilled, and I’ve also been panicking for a couple of weeks about being here.”

The evening’s highlights included:

“Oklahoma Sky”



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ABOUT THE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SERIES

Established in 2003, the museum’s artist-in-residence program honors a musical master who can be credited with contributing a large and significant body of work to the canon of American popular music. The artist-in-residence is invited to use the museum’s performance venues to create unique musical experiences.

Past Artist-In-Residence performers include: