GAC Special Exposes Miranda Lambert’s Ups and Downs

Lambert talks about her rowdy image, her secret life as a domestic diva, and what can make her cry in GAC special

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --April 23, 2007-- Miranda Lambert first gained national attention as a third-place finisher on the initial season of the TV series Nashville Star. It seems a lifetime ago for the 23-year old singer/songwriter. Her debut album, “Kerosene,” was recently certified platinum, and Lambert is celebrating her second nomination as Top New Female Vocalist in the 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards. GAC’s Lorianne Crook peels away the layers of Lambert’s rowdy persona in Academy of Country Music and GAC Present…Miranda Lambert, airing April 23 at 8 p.m. ET on Great American Country (GAC),

Lambert’s new album is called “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and she concedes that her choice of song titles, coupled with her sometimes manic on-stage demeanor may leave some observers with a certain impression.

“I’ve got kind of a ‘crazy’ theme going there,” Lambert tells Crook, admitting that she feels much calmer once the show’s over and the stage lights are turned out.

“I’m really domestic, and people are so shocked whenever they see that side of me,” says Lambert, who adds that, for example, she loves to bake. “I was the president of the [home economics club] in high school, but I can’t sew on a button to save my life.”

Lambert recently bought 400 acres of East Texas ranch land, a place where she says she can retreat and hunt deer, turkey and wild hogs with her father. Still, Lambert admits she has a soft place in her heart for animals, especially her new Lab, Delilah, adopted recently from an animal shelter.

“I was walking through and saw this little white dog in the back of her cage and she just looked so sad and I was immediately drawn to her…and I ended up bringing her home,” says Lambert, conceding that she found it hard to keep a dry eye during the experience. “I think there were maybe a few tears. I’m still a girly-girl, or parts of me are.”

Academy of Country Music and GAC Present…Miranda Lambert is the seventh installment of GAC’s nine-part series showcasing this year’s ACM newcomer nominees. In each episode GAC will devote the entire program to an individual artist or group nominated in the “Top New categories” in 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards: Top New Male Vocalist, Top New Female Vocalist and Top New Duo or Vocal Group. The winner in each category will be unveiled during the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards program on May 15.

Air times for Academy of Country Music and GAC Present…Miranda Lambert: (All times ET)

April 23, 8 p.m.
April 24, Midnight
April 24, 1 p.m.
April 27, 8:30 p.m.
April 28, 12:30 a.m.

Upcoming episodes on GAC will feature the following ACM-nominated artists:

April 28 (3:30 p.m. ET) Craig Morgan Top New Male Vocalist
April 28 (4 p.m. ET) Heartland Top New Duo or Vocal Group

About Great American Country (GAC)

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