The ‘Bluebird’ singer has been open about the sexism she’s faced over the years She started her career as a contestant in reality show Nashville Star In 2003. While still a teenager trying to book shows in her hometown of Texas, she realized how hard it was for her to work just being a woman.
“The Texas scene wasn’t a place for girls at all at the time,” she said. NPR November 2019. “Bar owners would hang up with my mom and say, ‘We don’t book girls.’ So, I’d go to these places with my guitar and say, ‘Can I play while I change set?'” [Collaborator] Jack Ingram He was one of them that we’d always show up on his shows, and he’d be like, “Yeah, you can play two songs while changing.” People were moving ropes around my feet. That’s because I couldn’t have a party – and then the bar owner would say, “Well, it’s so good.”
The “Actin’ Up” singer released her debut album, kerosene, in March 2005. It was certified platinum in the United States, but none of its singles reached #1 on the state chart. This pattern repeated itself over and over again over the years, with Lambert’s subsequent albums receiving critical and commercial acclaim but little radio play.
When she released her sprawling album The weight of these wings In November 2016, CMA Award Winner She knew that many of her tracks weren’t radio friendly, but she wasn’t willing to compromise. “I entered [my manager’s] “I have 24 songs,” Lambert said. Hits Daily Double In June 2018. She said, ‘How are you going to cut it? ‘I said, ‘We’re not.’ She said, ‘We’ll handle it.’ Because I needed to say things, even if it was for me.’
Natalie Humby, who has written several songs with Lambert over the years, is a huge fan of her classmate’s ability to stand up for herself. “People are afraid to try,” the Highwomen member told Los Angeles Times April 2022. “But Miranda’s attitude has always been: Grab my beer — watch this.”
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