Miranda Lambert graces the February cover of Redbook Magazine. The singer, who is the reining CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, opens up talking about everything from her famous twitter feud, her insecurities and oh yes…let’s not forget her fellow superstar husband Blake Shelton!
No one can forget the way Miranda stood up and made perfectly clear her feelings about Chris Brown after last years Grammys. She explained what she was thinking by saying,
“I didn’t feel right about not saying something. The loudmouth that I am, I say what I think. I wanted everyone to know that I don’t agree with the message it’s sending to young women. It’s not okay. At all. To be celebrated after doing something like that. I don’t think it’s right, I never will, and I will stand by what I said till the day that I die.”
While clearly Miranda isn’t afraid to speak her mind, she is still just like any other women and finds herself feeling insecure at times.
“I’m insecure about tons of things! I cry onstage once a week, singing “The House That Built Me,” and I always tell the crowd, “Don’t tell anyone I was cryin’!” Or “Over You,” when Blake and I had all that loss in our lives. It was really hard to get up there after we had been to three funerals. [Blake’s] dad died, my childhood best friend passed away, and then my childhood dog, all in two weeks. I went back onstage, and I wasn’t ready, but the crowd just embraced me. I was like, “Okay, I’m really real. Like, all of this tough-girl image? My walls are down and all these people can see it.” But it was a good moment for me. I just laid it out there, like, “I’m normal, I’m a girl, I have PMS, and I get emotional, and I’m sad sometimes, and that’s it.” I feel like I got over the hump of trying to be like, “I have a chip on my shoulder, I’m strong all the time,” you know? Because no one is.”
Being in the spotlight can be tough, no doubt. However Miranda really tries to keep some of her and Blake’s life together on the private side saying,
“I’m more protective. He’s the sweetest guy. Like, he will talk to anyone, sign anything, take a picture with everyone. And if I don’t stop it at some point, it ruins our whole night. I have to be the bad guy. The people are like, “Oh, God, don’t mess with her, she’ll murder people.”
The couple does love their time together, but apparently a little time a part doesn’t feel too bad either according to Miranda.
“I love it, this time I hadn’t seen him in 11 days, and he was just so happy when I got here, it was like [she makes an angels-singing voice] “Ahh, you’re here.” When I go to The Voice set and everyone says, “Blake’s been talking about you so much,” it just makes me feel special, you know?”
It seems absence really does make the heart grow fonder for Blake and Miranda!
To read more from Miranda’s in depth interview head over to Redbook Online and pick up your copy of Redbook available on newsstands Tuesday January 8th!
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