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Jan 1

Blake and Miranda Among Most Desirable Neighbors

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

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If a VIP moved in next door, who would you want it be? According to Zillow‘s annual list, country superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are second only to Jimmy Fallon as the most desirable celebrity neighbors. Taylor Swift, Matthew McConaughey and Neil Patrick Harrisround out the Top 5.

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“Where I live in Oklahoma, I am just Miranda to the locals, and when I go to the feed store to buy stuff for my animals, they don’t care that I sing for a living,” Lambert said of life in Tishomingo, Okla. “I try to live a normal life as much as possible. Living away from the activity and making my home in Oklahoma is a plus. I have a quiet life there and love spending time with my animals, family and friends.”

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Dec 26

Miranda and Blake Play Impromptu Show at Lambert’s B&B

The Losa Lounge in The Ladysmith Bed & Breakfast

Losa Lounge in The Ladysmith Bed & Breakfast, Photo courtesy of theladysmith.us.

Guests of The Ladysmith Bed & Breakfast in Tishomingo, Okla., got their money’s worth last Friday. Miranda Lambert, who opened the B&B in September, and husband Blake Shelton dropped by for a spontaneous performance.

The spur-of-the-moment concert was announced on the Ladysmith’s Facebook page mere hours before it was to begin. For only $5 apiece, about 80 people attended the up-close-and-personal acoustic performance from the pair and were able to meet the superstar couple after the show.

Employees at the B&B say this is the first time the couple have performed at the establishment, but hope they will return for a repeat performance.

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Dec 18

Miranda Lambert Releases “Little Red Wagon”

Miranda Lambert's Little Red Wagon Single

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Miranda Lambert is following up her hit song “Somethin’ Bad,” which featured Carrie Underwood, with “Little Red Wagon.” The song was co-written by Joe Ginsberg and Audra Mae, the niece of Judy Garland. Mae originally included the song on her 2012 album, Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound. Lambert may have never heard the tune if not for one of her musician friends.

“John Eddie is an artist who has come out on the road with us before and opened a few times,” Lambert told NewsOK.com. “He called my tour manager three or four years ago and said, ‘Hey, tell Miranda about this girl Audra Mae, specifically her song ‘Little Red Wagon.’ I think she could rock it.’”

Listen to “Little Red Wagon” below:

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Dec 2

Miranda Lambert Helped Jana Kramer Not Give Up on Music

Jana Kramer

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Jana Kramer is used to being successful. Before turning her attention to her music career, Kramer starred in the series One Tree Hill and had a recurring role in Friday Night Lights. Her debut single, “Why Ya Wanna,” reached the Top 5 on the country charts, but her self-titled debut album did not do as well as she had hoped. Kramer was down and out about the lack of sales, but Miranda Lambert gave her the encouragement to keep going.

“I was in a very discouraged time, and [Miranda] was like, ‘You know what, it didn’t happen for me until my second album,’” Kramer told Country Weekly. “I was like, really? You’re Miranda Lambert. I just imagined it happened on the first album. So it really is about keeping on and not giving up.”

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Dec 1

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation Opens Redemption Ranch

Miranda Lambert Rescues Dogs

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Miranda Lambert had a lot to celebrate over Thanksgiving. Last weekend, her MuttNation Foundation officially opened Redemption Ranch, a no-kill animal shelter, in Tishomingo, Okla., where she lives with her husband, Blake Shelton.

MuttNation took over the shelter and renovated after Ray Lokey, a local animal advocate, pushed for change. Lambert’s foundation made a number of improvements to the shelter, including an Airstream office, kennel enlargement, new fencing and an intensive care unit. The shelter works on an admission basis, with a capacity of 50 dogs.

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Nov 17

Miranda Lambert’s Dogs Have a House Fit for Royalty

Miranda Lambert

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Miranda Lambert loves her dogs, and husband Blake Shelton just needs to accept that. Lambert recently revealed to People just how far she has gone to make sure her furry family members are safe and loved. “When I’m home, I go get them and bring them to the house,” she told People. “I have four that are in our house most of the time. But I looked at Blake one day and realized if I don’t give him a break from these dogs, he might go crazy.”

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To keep her dogs and her husband safe and happy, she came up with a solution: a doghouse fit for the pets of country music royalty. Continue Reading

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Nov 7

Top 5 Looks From the 2014 CMA Awards Red Carpet

Sure, the CMA Awards are all about the music, but last night the red carpet looks were mesmerizing. Sheer, simple and sparkly dresses ruled the red carpet, as did understated makeup and accessories. From sophisticated, all-black gowns to silky, shimmery frocks, there’s no doubt the ladies of country music brought their A-game last night. (Nicole Kidman and Connie Britton being honorable exceptions.) Take a look at our top five picks from the 2014 CMA Awards Red Carpet!

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Nov 6

Top 10 Moments of the 2014 CMA Awards

CMA Awards 2014 Hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley

The 48th Annual CMA Awards is dubbed as “country music’s biggest night” and this year’s show lived up to the hype, with cross-genre collaborations, first-time winners, a heartfelt acceptance speech from a country legend, and, of course, hilarious co-hosts. In no particular order, here our Top 10 Moments from this year’s CMA Awards:

1. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Hosts Extraordinaire

In their seventh year of co-hosting the CMA Awards, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood once again brought the funny. They opened by acknowledging George Strait’s retirement and the fact that he was in attendance and scheduled to perform, with Paisley saying “I’m pretty sure when someone rides away, they go somewhere.” Underwood piped up, asking “Do you need one of us to give you a ride?” Paisley and Underwood also covered current events, including Underwood’s pregnancy – Paisley revealed it’s a boy! – Ebola, and, of course, Taylor Swift’s departure form country, also known as “Postpartum Taylor Swift Disorder.” The pair said country music would simply need to “Shake It Off.”

Luke Bryan CMA Awards 2014

2. Luke Bryan Wins Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks made his triumphant return to the CMA Awards stage to present Entertainer of the Year to Luke Bryan. His first win in the category, Bryan was emotional as he accepted the award. “First of all, I’ve never met Garth,” he said. “Can I hug you again?” After giving Brooks one more hug, he returned to the mic. “I hope I can have enough time to say everything on my mind,” he said. “I have some angels in Heaven. My brother and sister are up there making this night happen for me.” After thanking his family, friends, and the team that supports him, he added, “We’re gonna have a good time tonight.”

Miranda Lamber all about that bass

3. Miranda Lambert and Meghan Trainor’s Delightful Duet

Miranda Lambert teamed up with pop star Meghan Trainor to open the show. The pair performed a memorable, countrified rendition of Trainor’s smash hit “All About That Bass.” Later, Paisley told Trainor she had a place in country music – she just had to wear a pair of cutoffs and change the words to “All About That Bass” to “All About That Bass” – as in a bass fish.

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Oct 29

Miranda Lambert Raises Over $600,000 for MuttNation Foundation

Miranda Lambert With her Dogs

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Miranda Lambert is giving her money to the dogs. She raised $628,148 during her 7th Annual Cause for the Paws show, which took place at the inaugural Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. Proceeds went to her MuttNation Foundation.

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“I always have a great time in Vegas, but being able to save dogs along the way was probably the best,” Lambert said. “Getting to do what I love and help the cause that’s closest to my heart, and do it in Vegas, it doesn’t get any better. With the money raised, I am looking forward to seeing lots of dogs find loving forever homes through adoption.”

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Oct 20

Miranda Lambert to Participate in Great American Dog-a-Thon

Miranda Lamber With Her Dogs

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It’s no secret that Miranda Lambert’s loves animals, particularly dogs. This Thanksgiving, she will join a number of celebrities as part of the Great American Dog-a-Thon on FOX to promote dog adoption. Hosted and executive produced by actress Hilary Swank, the two-hour show will feature dogs looking for their forever homes.

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“I have long been an advocate for animal adoption and know first-hand the immense joy a shelter animal brings to our lives,” Swank said. “Yet every year, more than four million animals are euthanized because of overcrowding in shelters.” Continue Reading

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