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Miranda Lambert Named Country Music HOF And Museum's Artist-In-Residence
Multiple GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert notched a new lifetime accomplishment on July 9 when the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced she will be their 15th artist-in-residence, an honor reserved for "a musical master who can be credited with contributing a large and significant body of work to the canon of American popular music." Lambert is the third female recipient of the honor and the youngest ever.
"The history that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum holds is so important," Lambert said. "It's truly an honor to be named artist-in-residence for the museum. I'm thankful for this place, where our music can continue to be cherished, and I'm thrilled to be among the esteemed artists who have been honored by this designation."
"We're talking about someone who has been the CMA's top female vocalist a record seven times, selling millions of albums and scoring hit after hit while retaining absolute artistic conviction and credibility. She writes her heart and sings her truth, and her truth resonates," said museum CEO Kyle Young. "We are honored that she is this museum's 15th artist-in-residence, the latest in a line of greats that includes some of Miranda's own musical heroes, like Guy Clark, Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, and Buddy Miller."
Last year's honoree, the 14th artist-in-residence Jason Isbell tweeted his congratulations immediately. Lambert's unique retrospective concerts are scheduled for Sept. 19 and 26 at the CMA Theater in Nashville. Tickets go on sale on July 13.