We can’t be entirely sure yet, but it does appear that perhaps Miranda Lambert is trying to be country music’s answer to Kanye. While there may not be any speech-interrupting moments from Ms. L, she certainly has that proud swagger part down pat. After all, this is her Certified Platinum tour; quite naturally, the follow up to the Platinum tour. And her last album was named Platinum, too. Seeing a trend here? In case you’re not picking up on Lambert’s very broad signals, she’s quite successful and would like you to acknowledge that fact.
Not without good reason, either. Her pop-crossover appeal seems to have shaken up the CMT world and she’s been picking up awards and rave reviews like a convict collecting roadside condom wrappers. Seriously, country doesn’t often get much of a moment in the spotlight, so it’s hard to blame Lambert for celebrating the hell out of being on top. Right on, sister. We’re gonna let you finish.
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