Miranda Lambert doesn’t feel awkward about singing with her ex-husband Blake Shelton, according to E! Online. The former country music couple filed papers for divorce over a year ago, but it doesn’t mean they can’t sing together.
Miranda Lambert and Shelton participated in an exclusive single honoring the 50th Annual CMA Awards. For the special occasion, the duo was invited to perform alongside 30 other artists featured in the project.
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Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, and many others recorded both a song and music video in a mashup of such classic country hits as John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again,” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.”
In her interview with E! Online, Miranda Lambert admitted that when she first heard about the idea of doing such a mashup, she had a hard time wrapping her mind around it.
“How many people are on three songs? How long is it? It’s not very long of time to fit a lot of things in.”
Miranda Lambert, who was married to Shelton from 2011 through 2015, shared what may have been the secret of making the project happen. It was the fact that country music is a family, and having been part of that “family” for 12 years, the 32-year-old singer agrees with the notion.
“It’s really cool that almost everybody that’s part of the project had a duet together or performed together or toured together or something as a combo.”
2017 Country 500 lineup will feature both Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert (!), Keith Urban, Kid Rock + loads more. pic.twitter.com/fb00kPnyNy
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Miranda Lambert added that what helped put together such a project was the fact that country music is has a big community and everybody is friends with one another.
And Shelton seems to agree with his ex-wife Miranda Lambert. In his interview with E! Online, the “God Gave Me You” singer insisted that the 50th Annual CMA Awards is going to be “one of those things that everybody is going to remember, and everybody’s going to have a moment.”
“It’s crazy. It’s magical.”
The 50th Annual CMA Awards, which will reveal the mashup of the classic country songs, will air on November 2 on ABC.
Miranda Lambert has opened up about what it’s like being honored with a CMA Award, according to CMT News. The country singer admitted that moments like this are “validating.”
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In an exclusive video celebrating the 50th Annual CMA Awards, Miranda Lambert shared what it’s like walking up on that stage and accepting the trophy. The country singer said that even after giving you a CMA Award, the country industry still wants you to be “part of this family.”
“[Moments like this] make you realize that all the sacrifices and work and heart and energy and time you put in, people notice.”
Miranda Lambert, who is no stranger to winning CMA trophies year after year, insists that having to walk up on the stage and accept a CMA Award every year doesn’t feel real. The country singer has won the Female Vocalist of the Year category for five consecutive years, and she was nominated again this year.
“Sometimes I feel like I’m just getting started in my career, and sometimes I feel like I’ve been here for a really long time.”
— iHeartCountry (@iHeartCountry) October 14, 2016
Miranda Lambert also opened up about what country music truly means for her. The country singer admitted that she is still thrilled to be part of “anything that has to do with country music” because that’s what she has been doing for ages and that’s all she’ll “ever do.”
“It just makes up who I am.”
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