2014 has been nothing short of a phenomenal year for Miranda Lambert. With a couple of CMAs and Grammy nominations under her belt, there’s no stopping this 5.4″ Texas girl with an honest, no apologies charm.
In her down to earth fashion, Miranda Lambert took to social media to announce that she will be on the cover of Marie Claire’s January issue.
She talks marriage, music, insecurities, and losing 20 pounds.
“When you have to walk out there in front of thousands of people, it does feel good to know that your shit’s not jiggling,” she told Marie Claire.
Yup, that’s the good ol’ Miranda we love. We can’t wait to grab a copy! Congrats Miranda, and best of luck in 2015. The issue hits stands December 16, 2014.
What a year it has been for Country Music. We just about saw everything we needed to see in the last 12 months. There were highs, lows, and lots of laughs. We had some incredible, unforgettable times.
Here are 10 of 2014’s s Best Moments in Country Music.
10. The Return of Garth Brooks
Garth came back! After a 13 year hiatus, Garth Brooks made his return to the scene with a new album, tour, and a song that made us love our Moms a little more. Watch his unforgettable performance of “Mom” on Good Morning America.
“I met this little girl 10 years ago,” he explained live on the Bobby Bones show. “She’s a hometown girl who teaches school about a mile up from my house.”
Fun Fact: She’s the girl who inspired his hit “More Than Miles.”
8. Carrie Underwood Shows Her Baby Bump
Our Country American Idol winner Carrie has been sporting a baby bump this year. Watching her grow along the way is kind of like watching your sister go through a pregnancy.
7. Country Music Said Goodbye To Taylor Swift
It wasn’t easy letting go. We grew up singing and listing to her music while getting ready for prom, camping with the girls, and getting our hearts broken. It’s as if every song she wrote was a reflection of our current situation. No, we didn’t date Taylor Lautner, but let’s be real. When you’re 15 and someone tells you they love you, you’re gonna believe them.
6. Two Country Singers Come Out
Billy Gilman and Ty Herndon came out, on the same day. It was a first in Country Music, and the two received nothing but support from fellow artists, fans, and friends.
5. Blake Shelton Lip Synch
Blake Shelton made us laugh a whole lot this year. One of the most hilarious moments came when we did a lip synch with singer Gwen Stefani on Jimmy Fallon.
After suffering another devastating loss, Luke Bryan canceled his appearance on CMT Artists of The Year to be at his brother in law’s funeral.
Lady Antebellum took the stage at the awards show and sang their rendition of Luke’s “Drink A Beer,” in memory of his brother in law.
3. Country Music Ice Bucket Challenges
As a means to raise awareness for ALS, Country Artists from far and wide dumped cold buckets of ice water on their heads and took to social media to promote the cause.
2. Girl In A Country Song
Maddie & Tae couldn’t have said it better with “Girl In A Country Song.” The song discussed the roles of women in Country Music, then turned the tables on men in their hilarious music video.
Conway and George Strait never did it this way.
1. Vince Gill Wins Irving Waugh Award of Excellence
The only other country music artist to receive this award was Johnny Cash. Vince Gill is Country Music’s best friend. His incredible contribution to Country Music over the last 35 years is awe inspiring. 18 CMA Awards, 20 Grammys, and over 26 million albums sold. Hats off to you Vince. This award was richly deserved
Carrie Underwood has been quite busy with a new album dropping December 9, and performances left and right. Just this week she took the stage at the World AIDS Concert and CMAs Country Christmas. So what’s next on the horizon for this songbird?
Carrie announced this week that she will be launching a new fitness lifestyle clothing line called CALIA by Carrie.
“I felt in my own closet and in stores that I would go in, a big gap in things that were out there for women,” said Underwood.
Her line will debut at Dick’s Sporting Goods in March 2015.
We love Thanksgiving so much. The family comes in from far and wide. Some cousins you haven’t seen since you were in diapers.
There’s football, laughter, and all the food you can get. I mean sure, you can eat healthy too, after all there is green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato pie. That’s a good mix of fruits and veggies, right?
Here are 12 must haves for the perfect Country Thanksgiving.
Whether it’s deep fried, or baked to perfection. Some like it sweet, some like it smoked, and some like it barbecued.
2. Mashed Potatoes
No one in their right might could deny this fluffy, buttery, goodness. Add a bit of garlic and basil and you’re in business.
Mmmmm… We could swim in it.
4. Sweet Cornbread Pudding
We can’t begin to describe the yummy goodness that’s in bread pudding.
5. Country Ham
What’s wrong with a little extra meat? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
6. Cranberry Sauce
Whether it’s out of the can or homemade. We don’t care, it’s a must!
7. Cornbread Stuffing
Anything with cornbread and stuffing in the same sentence is a win in my book.
8. Green Bean Casserole
I’m going to stop you right there while I catch my breath. Green Bean casserole is a dream, and it’s healthy too (sort of)! We like it with mushroom sauced, baked with crunchy onions, and yumminess.
9. Sweet Potato Pie/Pecan Pie/ Pumpkin Pie
All the pies, we want them all.
10. Your Signature Cocktail
Whether you’re a mimosa girl, or like to slip in a bit of Moonshine in your Sweet Tea. You know you need something to watch down all that food and get you prepped for the game.
I’m a Texas girl, and we love our Cowboys. I won’t apologize for it.
12. Your Crazy Country Family
Mom, Dad, Nana, my crazy siblings. I love them all. Spend some time with the family and cherish these moments. They are the best of times.
Earlier this week we talked about Country Music star Sara Evan’s new hairdo. Her long locks were chopped off into the cutest brunette bob we’ve ever seen.
Then, we stumbled upon her really amazing Instagram account and were blown away by her unique fashion sense. Here are 9 reasons why Sara Evans Is A Country Music Fashionista.
1. Let’s start off when she was just a young girl growing up in Missouri. She could work that 80’s hair like no other. We even get a little Judy Garland from this picture. This is the making of a Country Fashion Icon.
2. She’s not afraid to do something different. Let’s admire her amazing bob again shall we?
3. When it comes to dressing room pics, she’s the Queen.