Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton; Photos by Andrew Wendowski
Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Miranda Lambert Praises “Trailblazer” Dolly Parton: “She’s Always Used Her Platform For Good & To Bring Joy”

Miranda Lambert praised veteran country artist Dolly Parton as a “trailblazer” in a recent interview.

Lambert praised the “Jolene” singer while speaking with Audacy about her new album, Palomino.

“There are so many trailblazers in country music that I’ve watched and looked up to and tried to take notes from, the one that sticks out the most is Dolly [Parton] because of all the aspects she covers,” Lambert explained to Audacy during the interview.

Lambert continued, “She’s an incredible songwriter and singer, but then there’s just larger-than-life other stuff around her. It’s a presence and it’s a drive. I don’t know what kind of fairy dust was sprinkled on her but it’s just when she walks in a room, it changes the whole room. She’s always used her platform for good and to bring joy,” Lambert added.

In addition, Lambert shared that she hopes she’s following in Parton’s footsteps by also blazing the trail for younger female country artists.

“I just hope that I have made decisions that will open doors for other female singer-songwriters down the line,” Lambert said. “I think taking risks and being genuine in your art and who you are is sometimes the longer road, but I hope that [I] paved or blazed a little bit of a trail for younger female artists-to-be a little more brave about who they are and not shy away from it.”

“I’ve done quite a few all-female tours and there’s just something a little more special about the sisterhood that happens because we respect and appreciate each other so much out there and everybody watches everybody’s show and we sing together and it feels bigger than us,” she continued.

Lambert just released her ninth studio album, Palomino on April 29. The album features tracks such as “Actin’ Up,” “Country Money,” and Lambert’s latest single, “If I Was A Cowboy.”

Lambert recently wrapped up the Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town. 

This fall, Lambert will launch her much-anticipated Las Vegas residency, Velvet Rodeo.

Kicking off on September 23, 2022, the residency will take place at the 7,000-seat Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip.

Additional details can be found HERE.

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