Miranda Lambert covers Rolling Stone, loves Beyonce: ‘she worked her butt off’

Miranda Lambert covers Rolling Stone’s June 19 Country Issue in one of two covers, the other with Eric Church. (I would think that Blake Shelton would take the other cover, but he doesn’t have an album out this year.) On the cover, Miranda wears a pair of cutoff shorts and a white tank top, accessorized with subtle turquoise jewelry. I appreciate the fact that her ass and/or tits aren’t hanging out. Our advertisers are conservative about nudity, and we’ve have to pass on Rolling Stone covers because the female subjects are showing too much. (See: Rihanna and Katy Perry)

Miranda looks great, she looks much different after her weight loss and she’s showing it off without resorting to lingerie or cutoffs so tiny we can see her butt cheeks. So far all Rolling Stone has released is a brief excerpt from their article, in which Miranda gushes about Beyonce and Blake Shelton confirms his wife’s bar fight with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback. Remember that story? On her 27th birthday, in 2010 at a bar in Nashville, Miranda reportedly threw a drink in Chad’s face. Guess we know that happened:

When she’s not fussing over their menagerie of animals, fishing or planning on castrating bulls, Lambert tells RS about her obsession with Beyoncé. “She’s a girl from Houston, and she worked her butt off to get where she is,” she says. “She’s not just being carted around on her chariot; she’s driving it.” She reveals she got a crash course in how to write a country song by paying close attention to her parents, who opened a detective agency called upon to investigate Bill Clinton for Paula Jones’ sexual-harassment case, and chatted openly about who was drinking, who was cheating and who shot whom at the dinner table.

She also opens up about life as one-half of country music’s hottest couple. “It was pretty instantaneous,” she says of their rocket to über-fame. “One day we were country singers, and the next we’re on the front of the tabloids. I’m, like, really magical. I’ve been pregnant for two and a half years.” Shelton confirms that when Lambert gets heated enough, she will get into a bar fight. “People always try to pop off or call her bluff at bars,” he admits. “One of them I don’t want to say the guy’s name, but he’s the lead singer of a very popular rock band. His initials are C.K.” (He’s referring to Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger.)

[From Rolling Stone]

This is Miranda and Blake’s default response to gossip about trouble in their marriage: they focus on the most ridiculous aspects of the coverage. Maybe that’s their way of dealing with it, just joking about it, and it helps them put it in perspective. To me it means they’re not denying it directly, but that’s not their style I guess.

Miranda also covers the June/July issue of Cowgirl magazine, which I’ve never heard of until I went into a Tractor Supply store yesterday to look for bird houses. She’s promoting her new album, Platinum, which came out yesterday and is getting positive reviews. They have a new interview with Miranda and she gives some personal information but it’s not highly quotable. Miranda says that her “perfect girlfriend getaway” is “a weekend at the Kentucky Derby,” and that on the weekends at home she loves “playing with my dogs, riding my horse, cooking and hanging out with my family and watching TV.” She loves “being outdoors and connecting with my animals.” She loves hunting too, and not just for meat. Just saying.



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These are photos of Miranda Lambert on GMA yesterday. I didn’t just pick the worst ones! She was making that face in most of the pictures. Credit: FameFlynet.

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  1. hannah says:

    I think it’s fair to say Beyonce’s ass is firmly in place.

  2. Kiddo says:

    I never noticed before, but she looks like a thinner, younger Melissa Etheridge.
    And nothing good ever comes from Nickelback, just sayin’.

  3. Abbott says:

    I’d rather read about RPatz’s love of pool floats again.

  4. K.B. says:

    I liked her when she was young and sassy. Now she’s older and insecure. She’s totally one of those women who whines about her husband when she’s drunk, but gets b*tchy when you agree and call him a jerk. I’ll still buy her new CD, though, even though nothing will top the flawlessness that was “Revolution.”

    As for Eric Church…I saw him live once, and his music was awful. It was one of the worst concerts I’ve ever been to.

  5. Patricia says:

    She looks soooo much prettier without all the makeup. I’ve never thought she was attractive at all until I saw her like this.
    Also the way she deflects tabloid rumors reminds me of Leanne.

  6. Jac says:

    The resting bitch face is strong with this one…

  7. L says:

    Well they airbrushed off another 10 lbs. She’s not weight, but she’s still a pear shape.

    I like her music, but for the most part I think she’s way to defensive about people talking about her marriage.

  8. paola says:

    I don’t live in the US so I don’t know who she is apart from the coverage she has on this site.. but she has the best bitch face I’ve seen in years. Love her.

  9. TG says:

    I want to like her because she rescues animals but then I remember her husband likes to run over turtles and I think if she was so tough she wouldn’t stay married to a man who likes to hurt harmless creatures. Jerks both of them.

    • SunnySide says:

      Are we sure he runs over literal breathing turtles? I can’t stand the man, I think he is a dousche, but I noticed he likes to say crazy things just to piss people off.

      In my area those round plastic lane markers are called turtles. (Some people call them drunk bumps, etc.) you don’t often see real turtles in the road so I’d bet he was referring to the circular lane markers. If that’s the case I run over turtles all the time, and in HS when the road was devoid of traffic I bet my friends I could hit every “turtle” on the way home. I am not defending Blake, again I think he is an asshole, but I can’t see Miranda staying with a man who went out of his way to run over real turtles.

      • doofus says:

        “you don’t often see real turtles in the road”

        around here you do, especially at this time of year. In fact, just a few days ago I saw one that had been hit. cracked shell, blood all over. it was sad.

        and yes, it was an actual, live turtle. after he took all sorts of crap for his little “joke” about running over a turtle, he claimed it wasn’t true.

  10. cro-girl says:

    We get it, you’re a country girl. You like mud and manly things and you like to think all your buddies want to buck you. I get it. What I dont get is how you’re three years younger than me but don’t look a day under 45.

    • Franny Days says:

      Dang girl, harsh! I must say all those things she enjoys doing aren’t “manly” and are quite common for both men and women to do in the south. She does look a little older than her years however :) .

      • It'sJustBlanche says:

        Yes I live in the south. She’s just a good old girl. Most of them don’t look as pretty as she does doing it. That’s actually her whole thing–she is the girly tomboy type. She needs to lay off the make up, though. She has a baby face and looks younger than her age without it but more than a touch and she just looks old.

  11. shannon says:

    i don’t know much about her, but she looks pretty good on this cover except for her facial expression. Who decided it was a good idea to put that pic on the cover?

  12. doofus says:

    so, she kills animals for fun, then? like her hubby, who likes to run over turtles for fun?

    these two…UGH.

    • Patricia I says:

      So they shoot animals for fun, run over turtles for fun, and fish – which is just dragging an animal around with barbed metal in its mouth until it dies for fun…

      But she loves to “play w her dogs and connect with animals on the farm” ?

      Sounds like a huge DISCONNECT to me

    • L.E. says:

      Her husband RAN OVER TURTLES? I find it disturbing when people kill things for pleasure. Especially, when they claim to love animals.

      • SunnySide says:

        People! I understand the outrage if he ran over real living breathing turtles, but in some regions those circular plastic lane markers are referred to as turtles! At least, in the area I grew up. In fact I don’t even know what their real name is because I have only ever heard of them referred to as turtles (or, on occasion, drunk bumps).

        If that’s the case, I run over “turtles” all the time and no animals are harmed in the process.

        Blake is an asshole who likes to say outlandish things to piss people off so I wouldn’t be surprised if he said that he hits turtles to intentionally make people think he meant the animal to cause controversy but he really only is talking about the lane markers. He is a complete moron but killing real turtles for fun is psycho. I don’t think he is psycho.

  13. Lara K says:

    Hmm… B*tchface? I dunno, to me she looks constipated…. Good on her for losing weight and getting healthy, but still.

    She is way too defensive about her marriage and there are way too many rumors for none of them to be true. Also, Blake looks about 50. He was super hot when she married him and now he’s a wreck.
    Happy marriage my ass.

  14. Dawn says:

    Oh I don’t know, I think she is a great singer and writes some kick-ass country music. And I do believe that she has a big work ethic and more than likely would call anyone out who doesn’t share that kind of work value. And with that I don’t know or have an opinion about anything else. She does have a good bitch face if you ask me!

  15. TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

    I’m sorry, she shouldn’t be on the cover of RS, but they’ve had worse (snooki, Megan Fox); she’s a generic average talent at best country pop star, but her husband’s even worse – at his recent concerts he actually yaks about The Voice – so at least he isn’t on the cover. Hey, how about Jimmy Page who has just remastered and released Zeppelin’s first three albums along with other material. Jimmy Page, a legend, has a lot more to say about music than this generic country girl.

  16. Happy21 says:

    Eric Church!!!!!!

    That is all!

  17. JuJuBee says:

    I’ve tried listening to her music, but it’s just so god awful! The bastardization of country music and she’s leading the charge.

  18. Patty Cake says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else find it weird that a lot of these interviewers keep asking other female celebs if they like Beyoncé? It’s just kind of odd to me. It happened to JLaw, Milan kumiss, Miley Cirus, & now Miranda Lambert. I think that interviewers should just ask what songs they might be digging right now, or who are some of their favorite artist right now but to specifically ask a celeb whether they like another celeb is just plain odd, just sayin.

  19. LeAnn Stinks says:

    Can’t stand this woman.

  20. Tiffany :) says:

    The photoshopping on her chin on the Cowgirl cover is CRAZY. The way they highlighted it makes it look like it could cut through steel. It looks so far removed from her neck.

  21. Hautie says:

    Here is a couple of legit things I know, about her and Blake. Which of course are not tabloid worthy. But they seem to be a decent couple.

    They have done an incredible job of helping out Johnston County Oklahoma. By taking an active interest in the local town of Tishomingo. From owning a business there, to sponsoring weekend trade day events. To the now annual Thanksgiving Pink weekend event. As a town, I have passed through for many decades… it has been incredible boost to Tishomingo’s local economy to have them there. The once nearly deserted downtown, is now a thriving. And southern Oklahoma needs that kind of boost to many of their tiny towns.

    Then their work for the local animal rescue associations. To just being decent neighbors.

    As much as the tabloids want to take a sh*t on them. They have shown that they actually give a sh*t about someone besides them self. And willing to help out, without the cameras there to document it for People magazine. Which simply can not be said about a lot of folks in the same position.

  22. miasys says:

    I like her music, but I’m kinda sick of hearing about her marriage. Seems like that should be private. That said, I think she looks “hangry” all the time now. Bring back chubby, sassy Miranda.