Officially joining the honorary Fort Worth, Texas, Hall of Fame on Tuesday (October 26), Lambert joins a class of truly remarkable women who embody the adventurous, self-reliant spirit of the old American frontier.
First announcing her nomination almost a year ago, the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame is meant to honor and celebrate women “whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience and independence that helped shape the West, and fosters an appreciation” for those ideals. Miranda Lambert was being honored for her fundraising and pet-adoption efforts through her non-profit, MuttNation, and she’s joined by fellow inductees including a world champion breakaway roper, a renowned artist, a cowboy hat designer and an Olympic medalist.
Pop Chalee, Lari Dee Guy, Lavonna “Shorty” Koger and Kathryn Kusner are the other women recognized this year, along with Patsy Montana Award recipient Christina Voros and Sergeant Reckless Award recipient Lucca K458.
Meanwhile, Lambert’s new single “If I Was a Cowboy” offers some proof of her range-riding spirit, featuring a modern-Western sound and a story celebrating those who take the proverbial bull by the horns.