Country music star Miranda Lambert turns 27 today- and where better to celebrate than with millions of country music fans during the 44th Annual CMA Awards?
Lambert is nominated for 9 CMA Awards this year- a record. So, barring a voting fiasco, she’ll have the sweetest gift of all this year as she takes home at least a couple – or say, a half dozen, trophies.
But one trophy even she seems to hope she won’t get? The coveted Entertainer of the Year Award, where she’s up against Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and relative newcomers Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band.
In an article posted on Yahoo News, Lambert said she was “weirded out” by the Entertainer of the Year nod, saying, “I feel like I still have a ways to go before I deserve to take that home.”
In honor of Lambert’s birthday- and while we wait for tonight’s CMAs to play out- here’s a look at 5 fun Miranda Lambert facts:
Her first celebrity crush wasn’t a country singer. Sure, Lambert has said that seeing Garth Brooks in concert when she was a child inspired her to be a country singer. But she dished to People Magazine who her first bona fide celeb crush was on: “Home Improvement’s” Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Whatever happened to that kid, by the way?
Call her crazy? In 2008, Esquire named Miranda Lambert “The Most Terrifying Woman of the Year”. This due to the terrifying lyrics on her album Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Aw come on, what’s a little gunpowder and lead between friends?
She’s up against her honey in 3 CMA categories. Tonight, if Miranda doesn’t win some of the CMA categories she was nominated in, she may have fiancé Blake Shelton to blame. According to Us Weekly she’s up against her man in 3 categories tonight: Musical Event of the Year, Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year. Either way, they’ll soon have a shared fireplace mantle to display their CMAs on- whoever gets them. A spring wedding is planned.
She’s a wine connoisseur. Lambert’s got a private wine label, that features wines with names like “Red 55”, “White Liar” and “Country Road 233”. Hmmm…. I wonder what the one called “Kerosene” tastes like? You can check out the wines- and the pretty bottles- on Lambert’s official website.
Her birthday dinner will be: Pizza. The svelte Lambert told People that she’s been working with a personal trainer but said of tonight’s CMAs, “After the show, I’m going to get together with my family and friends and celebrate my birthday….I plan to eat! I haven’t eaten pizza in 30 days and I can’t wait!”