Lambert readies tour
Thursday, March 11, 2010
– Miranda Lambert embarks on her "Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars" headlining tour next week in West Virginia. The tour is slated to end in Texas in June. James Otto, David Nail, Randy Houser, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Eric Church, Jake Owen, Wade Bowen, Luke Bryan and Chris Young will open shows during the tour.
"I like pink guitars and puppies so how scary can I be?" joked Lambert. "Seriously, it's going to be a lot of fun. I've been on tour with some great male headliners so I thought it's only natural that I invite some talented guys on my first official headlining tour."
"We're excited to join Miranda for a few dates on her upcoming tour," said Cross Canadian Ragweed's guitarist Grady Cross. "It's been about five years since we've performed with her, and we're proud to be back. Miranda is a great entertainer and its guaranteed to be a good time."
"Miranda is one of the most talented singer/songwriters out there," says Chris Young. "I have always loved her music and her live shows, and I'm very excited about being on the road with her."
"I can't wait to get out on the road with Miranda," said Owen. "She and her band know how to rock, and our show is a perfect fit with that. Her fans are always ready to have a good time and we're ready to show them a party."
"Miranda has always been one of the most confident women I've been around. It seems she always has her head in the game and ready for the next step before she even knows what that might be," said fellow Texan Bowen. "Her music is original and unique without sticking herself under the radar and with every album release, I find myself anxious to see what she is going to do next. Not many artists have that effect on people anymore."
"Miranda and I both have a lot of respect for each other musically," said Church. "I consider her a badass and she considers me one. Put us both together and it should be unsafe at best. Everybody better rest up for this one cause we're gonna blow it up."
Lambert's newest single The House that Built Me, a song that showcases her softer, sentimental side, became the number 1 most added song this week at more than 100 country radio stations. Lambert is touring with 6 2010 ACM nominations under her belt, a newly celebrated Gold certification of both her first number 1 single, White Liar, and her third studio album, "Revolution.,"
Tour dates are:
March 18 Beckley, WV Raleigh County Armory James Otto
March 19 Duluth, GA Wild Bill's
March 20 Orlando, FL Mardi Gras 2010
March 25 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center David Nail
March 26 Medford, OR Medford Armory David Nail
March 28 Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Casino David Nail
April 8 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre Randy Houser
April 9 Akron, OH Akron Civic Center Randy Houser
April 10 Kalamazoo, MI Wings Stadium Randy Houser
April 15 Florence, AZ Country Thunder USA
April 22 Amarillo, TX Civic Center Arena Cross Canadian Ragweed
April 23 Belton, TX Bell County Expo Center Cross Canadian Ragweed
April 24 Houston, TX Sam Houston Race Park
April 29 State University, LA ASU Convocation Center Eric Church
April 30 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center Jake Owen
May 1 Stillwater, OK Tumbleweed Dance Hall Wade Bowen
May 6 Davenport, IA River Center/Adler Theater Luke Bryan
May 7 Mankato, MN Verizon Wireless Center Chris Young
May 8 Spencer, LA Clay Co. Regional EventsCenter Chris Young
May 20 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center
May 21 Fort Smith, AR Fort Smith Convention Center
May 22 Poplar Bluff, MO Black River Coliseum
June 5 New Braunfels, TX White Water Amphitheatre Wade Bowen
More news for Miranda Lambert
CD reviews for Miranda Lambert
Cynics might think that Miranda Lambert is presumptuous in entitling her fifth disc "Platinum" and, in effect, assuming she'll get her plaque for selling 1 million units. But Lambert says that isn't the case, but more a matter of style, looks and feel.
Lambert also wrote and discovered a lot of excellent songs that fit her quite well in an album in which she exposes her inner self as she matures. That may never more apparent than in the country rocker Lambert wrote »»»
Every once in a while an album comes along that restores your faith in mainstream country music. Miranda Lambert's "Revolution" is just such a recording. It's not revolutionary, as the title might suggest. Instead, this CD is chock full of topnotch songs that are both memorable and sincere and never sound slick or overproduced. (Come to think of it, such old school values as these may in fact be revolutionary around Nashville).
Lambert vocalizes a bit like a little girl at »»»
Even though it sounds like a cliche from the big book of country songwriting, the truth is that, when the timing's right, a loser can end up being the biggest winner of all. Today's object lesson comes from Miranda Lambert and her sophomore album, the follow-up to her 2005 near-platinum debut, "Kerosene."
Imagine for a moment if the then-19-year-old had actually taken the crown in 2003's Nashville Star and then been forced into the studio within weeks to be primped and »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote
On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day.
The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music
John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia.
But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
"It had been a while since I'd given my fans any new solo music," Pam Tillis explains, when asked about the motivation behind recording her album "Looking for a Feeling." Until recently, Tillis mostly busied herself by recording and touring with... »»»
Sierra Hull would be the first to tell you that releasing a new CD in the teeth of a global pandemic is a challenge. "It's very strange...just adjusting to being home and knowing what that feels like. It's the most I've... »»»
Linda Gail Lewis has several interesting bullet points on her lengthy resume. She released her first singles in 1963 at age 16, and her first solo album, "The Two Sides of Linda Gail Lewis," in 1969 when she was just 22; her follow up album wouldn't appear... »»»
Wayne Hancock exhibits his well-defined self-deprecation while describing the nature of his vinyl/digital only release, "Man of the Road." "Yeah, greatest hits," he says with a raspy chortle, the sound that every smoke-filled, whiskey-soaked roadhouse he's ever loaded into would... »»»
Many records are touted as inspiring, but few albums actually live up to that billing by actually striking sentiments worthy of universal appeal. In Jaime Wyatt's case, there's never any doubt, »»»
Ghosts of West Virginia
In a time when political views are pushing us further apart as a society, Steve Earle is one of the few artists reaching across that divide to seek common ground. In the case of his album, "Ghosts »»»
Tessy Lou Williams
Welcome country traditionalist Tessy Lou Williams who hails from Montana, the daughter of two musicians who emigrated from Nashville to Willow Creek, Mont. (population 210). Her parents toured with their »»»
Ready for the Horses
"It ain't for the faint of heart," Jarrod Dickenson croons on the lead-off track on "Ready the Horses," a rallying cry meant to inspire the reticent among us in this era of distrust »»»
Songs I Can't Live Without
After a seven-year hiatus, Marshall Chapman is back with "Songs I Can't Live Without," her 14th release and eighth on her own label. The 71-year-old singer-songwriter-author-actress had intended to retire from music »»»
Nine songs in, Sara Evans finally unleashes a country song that she wanted to cover. And it's one of the most copied songs at that - Hank's "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." The cut is a decided left turn from the rest »»»