Miranda Lambert Talks Pink Pistol, Plans 2nd Annual ‘Pink Friday’

Written by Lauren Laffer
Miranda Lambert Talks Pink Pistol, Plans 2nd Annual ‘Pink Friday’

Miranda Lambert - Pink Pistol

It’s been close to a year since Miranda Lambert opened her first Pink Pistol in her adopted hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, where she resides with husband Blake Shelton. With a population of just over 3,000, Lambert thought Tishomingo would be the perfect place for the store and has since opened a second location in her hometown of Lindale, Texas.

“When I opened the store, I kind of just did it for fun and as a hobby. I thought that it would be fun and it kind of took off,” Lambert recently told local news station KXII.

People have flocked from all around the country, and even the world, to check out Lambert’s “hobby.” “There was actually a few people from Canada that came in not too long ago during the summer,” store employee Brittany Walker said. “There’s Iowa, Ohio, California, Florida. I mean, they’re just everywhere.”

“There’s traffic. There’s actually traffic in Tishomingo and it’s like whoa, I have to wait at the stop light? What’s going on?” Lambert added.

The “All Kinds of Kinds” singer is also being attributed with the town’s economical growth. “We’re in a boom time for Tishomingo,” Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Siegel Heffington claimed. “There’s only one vacant building left on Main Street, and that’s the old theater. If that ever gets bought up and remodeled, put online, we have nothing left at this point.”

And Lambert is just as happy to do her part, which includes a promise not to open an online store. “I want to support the local businesses. And when you come to Tishomingo you can see what a small town is all about, and if we’re online it’s just a click of a button and you don’t get the experience. So, that’s why it’s important to me that people to actually come here and visit,” Lambert said.

To celebrate the great success of the Pink Pistol and its one-year anniversary, Lambert is planning the second annual Pink Friday, in place of Black Friday. “We’re having tons of booths with crafts and food, and we’re having a concert by Neal McCoy, who’s a buddy of mine and my husband’s, right here in the street starting at 8 p.m. But, all day long we have events going on,” she said. “It’s a shopping day anyway and I hope people can come get a Christmas gift and have a great time.”

Pink Friday will take place Nov. 29 with live music, food and vendors. See more details below:

Tishomingo Animal Shelter Adoption Drive 11:00 a.m.
Midnight Drive concert 3:00 p.m.
Pink Pistol Princess Pageant 6:30 p.m.
Neal McCoy concert: 8:00 p.m.

Lambert will also be auctioning off a pink Gibson guitar signed by Shelton (and others) to benefit the MuttNation Foundation and the Pink Wig charity.