Two of the hottest artists in country music these days have to be the wife and hubby couple of Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. And while Miranda’s career has skyrocketed, she says that with Blake as one of the star coaches on the hit series, The Voice, his visibility from the show has made it tough for them to go out unnoticed, even among people who aren’t necessarily listening to country music.
Miranda Lambert says that she and Blake Shelton get recognized a lot more these days. “I understand now why, you know, sometimes people that get largely famous and…sort of become a little bit weird. It’s not because…you get trapped in your own world, just a little bit, you know, and I’m lucky I’m in country, so it’s not as bad, but some of these big stars, you can’t walk down the street. You can’t. And I’ve learned that with even Blake, you know, with the last time we were in New York City. We couldn’t even walk five feet, and that’s New York City, and that’s not a country mecca. Now that’s he’s this big network television star, things have changed, and you know, we are exactly the same people we always were. We are, like, so down to earth and do not care about ‘the scene’ or havin’ this certain famous image, but then there’s this part that you are a star and that’s how people perceive you, so you have to always carry yourself that way.”
Well, if Blake’s being recognized more than Miranda because of all his TV time on The Voice, Miranda is doing some big-time catch-up! The NFL officially confirmed that Blake and Miranda will perform “America the Beautiful” together as part of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI pre-game festivities! According to the NFL announcement, more than 162 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s game, making it the most-watched television program in history. Full pre-game coverage begins Sunday at noon, ET, with game kick-off set for 6:30pm, ET, on NBC. And speaking of Blake on The Voice, don’t miss the second-season premiere, airing right after the Super Bowl, this Sunday, on NBC!
Blake and Miranda also recorded “America the Beautiful” as a duet that went on sale this week! You can purchase your copy HERE, on iTunes.
In other Miranda news, it was announced yesterday that she’ll appear as a presenter on the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. The show will air live, February 12th, beginning at 8pm, ET, on CBS. Miranda, incidentally, is a past GRAMMY® winner herself, having walked away with a Best Female Country Vocal Performance GRAMMY at last year’s show for “The House That Built Me.” And on yet another TV note, don’t miss Miranda’s acting debut on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the episode titled “Father’s Shadow,” airing next Wednesday, February 8th, at 10pm, ET, on NBC!
Miranda’s latest single is the beautiful “Over You,” from her acclaimed album, Four the Record. And amid all this, Miranda’s headlining her “On Fire” Tour! Visit MirandaLambert.com for show dates and cities!