Which Country Queen Did Miranda Lambert Turn to for Aging Advice?

Wendy Geller

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.

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"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."