Country Singer Miranda Lambert mentions Concealed Carry in Parade magazine


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CNYCacher
May 12, 2008, 06:04 PM
You may have gotten Parade Magazine in your Sunday paper this week. If so (the one with Sarah Jessica Parker in the cover), flip to back page and you will find this (http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2008/edition_05-11-2008/In_Step_With...Miranda_Lambert):


In Step With...Miranda Lambert
By James Brady
Published: May 11, 2008
Next Sunday night on the CBS broadcast of the Academy of Country Music Awards from Las Vegas, the sassy, rebellious and dynamic 24-year-old singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert is up for awards in three major categories. Proudly watching in the audience will be her parents—a couple of former private eyes—and her 72-year-old grandma.

“She’s like me—she’s a crazy grandma on a walker. But she still drives everywhere,” Miranda told me from Corpus Christi, her latest tour stop. Celebrated for her most recent album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Miranda’s the only entertainer I’ve met who was given her first guitar and her first gun (only a BB gun, but still) when she was 8. She has taken a concealed-weapons course and is licensed to carry. “I’m a single girl living by myself and traveling a lot,” she said. “I grew up around guns and go out and fire on the range on my dad’s property. But I’m also girly and like to get flowers from my boyfriend.”

After Corpus Christi, she would be off to Lone Prairie for the horse race and a show that night. These days, Miranda tours with “two buses, two trailers, a band of six, four crew guys, and a merchandise girl,” she said. “I do my own wardrobe and makeup.” It was all pretty different a few years back. “My mom and I drove our car on a radio station tour all over Texas when I was 17 and kept getting doors slammed in our faces.”

Unlike some, Miranda writes or co-writes most of her songs. For those who have criticized her work as “down,” she snapped back, “I don’t write about angels, Jesus, happy days, kids. I grew up on drinkin’, cheatin’ and love gone bad.” Does she resent being labeled a renegade and a rebel? “No. I’m a country girl and say whatever’s on my mind,” she said. Then she conceded, “But I’m 24, and I’ve got a lot to learn.”
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Brady's Bits
A Texas native, Miranda just bought a 700-acre farm in Oklahoma “with lots of animals—four goats, four dogs, two potbellied pigs and 14 chickens.” She also likes New York. “It’s awesome,” she said. “My boyfriend [country singer Blake Shelton] and I went there and had fun. But I couldn’t live there.” Not with the potbellies, I guess. As cool as Miranda comes across, she admits that on awards night, “I’ll be a little nervous. Blake will be my date. He sticks by me and is not jealous”—even though she boasted publicly that she’s “going to kick his butt” on the charts.

Personal
Born Nov. 10, 1983, in Lindale, Tex. Single.

Why You Know Her
She’s penned popular country hits such as “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Gunpowder & Lead” and “Kerosene.”

What You Don’t Know
She’s no gym rat. “I hate working out,” she said. “I like everything fried. But I’m 5 feet 4 and try to stay in shape.”

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Starship1st
May 12, 2008, 06:14 PM
I read this in Parade Magazine too it is great to hear this from young people.:cool:

Seancass
May 12, 2008, 07:12 PM
i can't wait to marry that girl.

357WheelGun
May 12, 2008, 07:26 PM
i can't wait to marry that girl.
Get in line. :P

That girl has an amazing voice and it's great to hear that she's open about guns.

jerkyman45
May 12, 2008, 08:40 PM
The article is written by James Brady, I just thought that was a little ironic. I know he's not from those Bradys, but still.

Anyone who has ever heard her song "Gunpowder and Lead" should not be surprised to hear that she has a CCW.

bratch
May 12, 2008, 08:51 PM
Miranda is great. "Gun Powder and Lead" came to her during her CCW class. In one interview she talks about shooting her bow in a Chicago alley before a concert and all the weird looks she got; made me smile.

romma
May 12, 2008, 09:03 PM
She's a looker. I can only imagine a reporter wide-eyed biting tongue trying to get a solid interview as she explains carrying a concealed firearm.. Must have been interesting.

Of course it sort of gets justified by "single girl living alone and traveling" bit. I would rather have heard I am American and it's my right, but I'll take it!

threefeathers
May 12, 2008, 09:24 PM
Gad I love it when she talks black powder.

MIL-DOT
May 12, 2008, 09:34 PM
She's one of the few pretty,blonde singers that AREN'T ruining country music, she actually writes her own stuff.

ARS1911
May 12, 2008, 09:42 PM
I went to one of her shows and the back drop she uses is 2 crossed colt SAA's. great singer too

cloudedice
May 12, 2008, 10:17 PM
I love "Gunpowder and Lead." I always love a good story of a woman taking it upon herself to provide for her own protection.

Glad to hear she's even more pro-2a than I thought. :)

-ice

czhen
May 12, 2008, 10:20 PM
Toldya, Country can survive.

CZhen
Fl

biggiesmalls
May 13, 2008, 03:52 AM
everybody dies famous in a small town, especially if you're shot to death by someone in self defense. haha.

Khornet
May 13, 2008, 10:26 AM
is a genuine war hero of the Korean fighting. Get his book, called I think The Longest Winter, or maybe The Coldest War. Great read.

RandyC
May 13, 2008, 04:09 PM
Her boyfriend Blake is also a gunner and an outstanding guy. I know he loves to go hunting and to take pals along.

Dahwg
May 13, 2008, 04:28 PM
Since I'm not a fan of Country Music, I Googled the Lyrics cuz I got curious:
County road 233, under my feet
Nothin' on this white rock but little ole me
I've got two miles till, he makes bail
And if I'm right we're headed straight for hell


Chorus:

I'm goin' home, gonna load my shotgun
Wait by the door and light a cigarette
If he wants a fight well now he's got one
And he ain't seen me crazy yet
He slapped my face and he shook me like a rag doll
Don't that sound like a real man
I'm going to show him what a little girls made of
Gunpowder and lead

It's half past ten, another six pack in
And I can feel the rumble like a cold black wind
He pulls in the drive, the gravel flies
He dont know what's waiting here this time


I'm goin' home, gonna load my shotgun
Wait by the door and light a cigarette
If he wants a fight well now he's got one
And he ain't seen me crazy yet
He slapped my face and he shook me like a rag doll
Don't that sound like a real man
I'm going to show him what a little girls made of
Gunpowder and lead


His fist is big but my gun's bigger
He'll find out when I pull the trigger

I'm goin' home, gonna load my shotgun
Wait by the door and light a cigarette
If he wants a fight well now he's got one
And he ain't seen me crazy yet
He slapped my face and he shook me like a rag doll
Don't that sound like a real man
I'm going to show him what a little girls made of
Gunpowder and, Gunpowder and lead

Gunpowder and Lead
Yeah

jlbraun
May 13, 2008, 04:32 PM
^^^ awesome lyrics

gunshow
May 13, 2008, 04:34 PM
I'm surprised the super left wing "parade" allowed her to say that in their trash rag.

Of course it sort of gets justified by "single girl living alone and traveling" bit. I would rather have heard I am American and it's my right,Trash Parade DEFINITELY would have censored that.

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=miranda+lambert&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

BridgeWalker
May 13, 2008, 04:37 PM
only problem is at the very end, after the gunshot, is the distinctive sound of brass hitting the floor. it works well in the song, but a little disconcerting in a song about a shotgun.

General Geoff
May 13, 2008, 04:40 PM
maybe it was the infamous "12GA FROM HELL" :)

BridgeWalker
May 13, 2008, 04:41 PM
that actually occurred to me, but wouldn't that be more of a THUD?

gunshow
May 13, 2008, 05:04 PM
only problem is at the very end, after the gunshot, is the distinctive sound of brass hitting the floor. it works well in the song, but a little disconcerting in a song about a shotgun.She should have used a handgun in the song. It makes more sense anyway. A woman wielding a shotgun is ill advised and not common.

Sistema1927
May 13, 2008, 05:38 PM
Maybe she was a CAS shooter and those were her black powder loads in brass shotgun shells.

High Planes Drifter
May 13, 2008, 05:54 PM
She's a little firecracker.

Very cute.

230RN
May 13, 2008, 06:01 PM
"But I’m also girly and like to get flowers from my boyfriend"

That's fer sure.... hope she wasn't carrying in NYC, though...:fire:

RockyMtnTactical
May 13, 2008, 08:53 PM
Ooooh, she is my kind of girl... :)

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
May 13, 2008, 08:57 PM
Not hard to look at either. Dream girl.

leathermanwave
May 13, 2008, 10:35 PM
I went to one of her shows and the back drop she uses is 2 crossed colt SAA's. great singer too It's also on her website.:)

asknight
May 14, 2008, 02:12 AM
http://www.mirandalambert.com/dynamic/gallery/photos/b12rzu_l.jpg

:D

http://www.mirandalambert.com/dynamic/gallery/photos/9kd7es_l.jpg

;)

I hope she enjoys her new Marlin Cowboy Competition!

cloudedice
May 14, 2008, 03:31 AM
:uhoh: I sure hope that's pointed in a safe direction, cause she sure as heck has her finger on the trigger.

RockyMtnTactical
May 14, 2008, 03:33 AM
I sure hope that's pointed in a safe direction, cause she sure as heck has her finger on the trigger.

Most likely pointed at a hippy or a communist. :evil:

(I'm kidding)

Jiggle
May 14, 2008, 04:16 AM
To be honest I'm not a fan of her music but I'll definitely give her another listen since reading that article.

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