During a recent interview with ABC Audio, the “If I Was A Cowboy” singer shared that despite being nominated for two of the coveted awards at the 2022 GRAMMYs, she will not be attending.
“I’m not getting to go again,” Lambert said. “I’m slammed this month, with the record coming out and everything.”
Lambert is currently nominated at the 2022 GRAMMYs for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” with Elle King, and Best Country Album for The Marfa Tapes, a collaborative project she released in May 2021 with Jon Randall and Jack Ingram.
Why Is Miranda Lambert Not Attending The 2022 GRAMMYs?
Well, the answer to that question is simply because she is busy preparing for what’s to come in the next few months.
The Texas native is in the midst of pre-production for her co-headlining tour with Little Big Town, dubbed The Bandwagon Tour.
In addition to preparing for her upcoming trek with Little Big Town, she is also gearing up to release her highly-anticipated new album, Palomino, which is set for release later this month.
Although Lambert is unable to attend, she shared that her collaborators, Randall and Ingram, will be there “representing the home team.”
She did admit to the outlet that she currently has major “FOMO,” but she is appreciative for all the love that The Recording Academy shows her.
“I got to play on the Grammys last year, and I got to take one home, and I was just so thankful,” Lambert added. “I’m grateful for what I already have.”
Miranda Lambert Is Gearing Up To Release Her New Album, Palomino, Later This Spring
Arriving on April 29, Palomino will feature 15-tracks, including her current single, “If I Was A Cowboy,” and the newly released “Strange.” The album will also feature 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.
“The making of this record has been one of the most fun and creative experiences of my career,” reflects the woman who holds the title of most-awarded artist in ACM history. “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. I hope y’all are ready to travel with us wandering spirits and meet some cool characters with great stories.”
“Music City Queen” is the only collaboration on the highly-anticipated album, which features new wave group, The B-52s.
“Unthinkable things coming together,” the superstar acknowledges. “When Natalie, who is such a badass singer and the kind of person who raises the cool in every room, started singing ‘Rollin’ on the river…,’ we were all like, ‘What if The B-52s sing on this?’ They loved the song. They Zoomed in with Luke and Jon and sang their part, which gives me so much joy. I missed their Zoom, ‘cause I was on a plane; but to ZOOM The B-52s into your record? Yes, please.”
According to a press release, the record will “explore the world and the people in it, seeking beauty and adventure all around.”
Palomino follows Lambert’s GRAMMY-winning album, Wildcard and her two collaborative projects, The Marfa Tapes and Pistol Annie’s Christmas album, Hell Of A Holiday.
Lambert Will Hit The Road On Her Bandwagon Tour Next Month
Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town are set to hit the road later this year on the second leg of The Bandwagon Tour, a joint tour produced by Live Nation, featuring The Cadillac Three as support on all dates and visiting 15 cities beginning Friday, May 6 in Houston, Texas.
She Will Be Heading To Las Vegas This Fall
The reigning ACM Entertainer Of The Year recently shared that she is heading to Sin City for her new Las Vegas residency called Velvet Rodeo: The Residency.
Launching this fall, in September 2022, the residency will take place at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
“When you’ve been touring as long as I have, there’s something really creative about imagining a residency in a city like Las Vegas,” Lambert shared. “I’ve had a lot of fun designing our sets, merchandise and clothing and boot lines – and even my place on Broadway in Nashville, Casa Rosa – so, this opportunity allows me to lean in a bit more into that side of myself and think about how to really bring country music to life in this room. I think everyone will like what we’ve dreamed up. I’m really excited about this!”
Velvet Rodeo: The Residency will give fans an up close and personal opportunity to experience live performances of the numerous chart-topping songs and beloved album cuts from Lambert’s seven No. 1 albums as well as her forthcoming project.
Velvet Rodeo is set to kick off on September 23 and run through April 2023.
Tickets for Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo Residency in Vegas go on sale to the public on April 7.
However, if you are a member of the “If I Was A Cowboy” singer’s fan club, RanFans, you will have access to the pre-sale on April 1. If you are not already a member of RanFans, you can sign up now at MirandaLambert.com.
See below for Miranda Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo: The Residency dates.
September 23, 24, 28, 30
October 1, 5, 7,8
November 26,27, 30
December 3, 4, 8, 10, 11
March 24, 25, 30
April 1, 2, 6, 8, 9
Hosted by Trevor Noah, the 2022 GRAMMY Awards will take place live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air on Sunday, April 3 via CBS Network at 8/7c.