Country superstar Miranda Lambert is making history as the nominees for the 56th annual CMA Awards are revealed. The Texas native received three nominations, including Album of the Year (Palomino), Entertainer of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Including this year’s nominations, Lambert has racked up a total of 61 career nominations—making her the most nominated female artist in CMA Awards history.
Along with this, Lambert is now the third most-nominated artist, following George Strait (83) and Alan Jackson (81).
Lambert shared her gratitude and excitement for the other nominees with her fans on social media.
She wrote, “I’m so thankful to be part of the country music family. Congrats to all the nominees. Gonna be a big ol’ party this year at the #CMAawards!”
In addition, Lambert can successfully say that she holds the longest consecutive streak of nominations for Female Vocalist, collecting her 16th nomination since 2007. In CMA history, Lambert is a seven-time winner in the Female Vocalist category, and earns her sixth nomination for Album of the Year (won in 2010 and 2014). She earned her sixth nomination for the biggest prize of the night, Entertainer of the Year.
Miranda Lambert Released Her Ninth Studio Album Earlier This Year
Lambert released her ninth studio album, Palomino, mid-spring of this year. The three-time Grammy Award winner started writing the album in 2020 while most of the country was still in lock-down. With that in mind, Lambert wanted to take her fans on a journey through her songs. She ended up penning a theme of travel and adventure, giving her audience the excitement and hope they had been missing since the beginning of the pandemic. Palomino featured 15 tracks, including singles “If I Was a Cowboy” and “Strange.”
“The making of this record has been one of the most fun and creative experiences of my career,” She continued. “Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, and I went out to my farm in Tennessee in 2020 and started writing songs. We figured while we have time let’s get out to the country and see what happens. The first one we wrote was ‘Tourist’ and that set us on a path to create something with a bit of a theme. Since we couldn’t travel at the time, we decided to go on a journey through songs.”
The album also features a cover of Mick Jagger’s “Wandering Spirit,” the title track from Jagger’s 1993 solo album of the same name, as well as three songs from Lambert, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram’s collaborative project, The Marfa Tapes. A collaboration with new wave group B-52s is also featured on the album. Lambert co-produced Palomino with Luke Dick, Jon Randall, and Reaves. The album was mixed by Lehning.
After much success, she plans to kick off her first Las Vegas Residency in September at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater. Lambert is eager to put on her 24-date Velvet Rodeo Residency, promising fans a once-in-a-lifetime experience. She will also be donating A dollar from every ticket sold Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation.