Miranda Lambert has been absolutely dominating the headlines since her new album, Platinum, debuted a few weeks ago (at No. 1, no less!). Among the songs that has been sparking chatter is the saucily titled "Gravity's a B--ch."
In a new Glamour feature, the singer talks more about the song's subject: If you haven't guessed, it's about getting older. Lambert is quoted as saying the best way to deal with aging is joking about it — and owning it, a technique she says a recent encounter with fellow Nashville superstar Reba McEntire taught her.
The two ran into each other at a wedding recently, and Lambert was struck by the older woman's flawlessly maintained beauty.
"She walked up in this black dress, took off her sunglasses, and her face looked stunning! She was telling me her age — which is 59 — and I couldn't believe it. I saw character in such a good way. There are so many stories in her eyes that make her look so vibrant and young. If I could just be a hair on her a--, I'd be happy!"
The 30-year-old Lambert also notes other women who have inspired her, such as her friend Kelly Clarkson. Lambert says she admires Clarkson's "carefree" attitude about fashion and makeup: "She doesn't care if she doesn't have makeup on. She doesn't care what she's wearing. She just walks into a room and lights it up."
Lambert has long been a vocal champion of women in her industry — especially at a time when there's been much debate and discussion about a lack of breakout female country singers. For five years in a row she's been named ACM Female Vocalist of the Year; and during every acceptance speech, she's taken the time to give individual shout-outs to every one of her fellow nominees... including Carrie Underwood, who Miranda duets with on new song "Somethin' Bad" —the much buzzed-about video was released this week. Talk about some Girl Power!
Not surprisingly, the Glamour piece ends with a quote from Lambert about one of her favorite lyrics on the new album that references a "fighter with a centerfold face."
She says, "That's how I picture all of my friends. They're strong — and gorgeous. They make me proud."