After you've launched your first headlining tour, earned major Grammy and Country Music Association awards, and topped the charts with your third No. 1 album, what can you do for an encore? If you're Miranda Lambert, the uncontested Queen of Outlaw Country who's gone platinum three times, the answer is simple: You grace the cover of Cowboys & Indians, The Premier Magazine of the West.
Lambert talks about everything from her earliest gigs in rough-and-tumble Texas honky-tonks to her upcoming marriage to country music artist Blake Shelton in the April issue of Cowboys & Indians, available on newsstands everywhere March 2.
“I think I have a really strong female fan base,” Lambert tells C&I writer Joe Leydon, “because I sing about empowerment of women. Not in an against-men kind of way, but just about being strong in who you are as a woman.
“And I think that's good because my mom taught me confidence growing up. You know: 'Be confident – you can do anything you want to do.' And not every girl's mom tells her that. And so I try to have that message, for young girls especially. … I just love singing about that. Because that's how I feel – I'm a very confident person.”
You can read C&I’s cover story with Miranda HERE.