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March 30, 2012 | Randy Lewis
It's no great stretch for Miranda Lambert to empathize with the aspiring singers she's coached recently as a guest vocal advisor on NBC's "The Voice. " On her way to becoming one of the brightest new additions to country music in the last decade, Lambert herself got a major career boost with her third-place finish on another TV singing competition, "Nashville Star. " "I remember that I soaked up any advice someone gave me, and especially someone who was more successful," said Lambert, 28, who recently married "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton.
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January 29, 2014 | By August Brown
Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban lead the pack of nominees at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert and McGraw each earned seven nominations. Lambert is competing in the female vocalist of the year category for her eighth consecutive year, and entertainer of the year for the third time. McGraw is up for album of the year and single of the year. Keith Urban is also a major contender with six nominations, including nods for male vocalist of the year and single of the year.
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March 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Blake Shelton: Rumor demystifier. Miranda Lambert: Sidekick. The case: Have they called it quits? The answer: Nope, y'all. The country couple took to Twitter over the weekend to ridicule a Life & Style cover story alleging that the two were headed to splitsville due to Shelton flirting with 26-year-old singer Cady Groves. And something pretty adorable ensued when the two tore down the fourth wall with a sense of humor. "Hey @mirandalambert… I just read in a tabloid that our marriage is falling apart!
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October 10, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Country crooner Dierks Bentley now has a baby boy. The "What Was I Thinkin'" singer and his wife, Cassidy, welcomed son Knox on Wednesday in Nashville, his rep told People. The little guy, who joins older sisters Evalyn Day, 5, and Jordan Catherine, 2, weighed in at 6 pounds, 12 ounces, the rep said. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "Knox met his big sisters Thursday morning. Cassidy is doing great!" the singer's rep added. Bentley, 37, and his wife married in 2005, and announced the baby news last April.
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May 30, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Introducing Miranda Lambert at Wednesday night's "Healing in the Heartland" benefit concert, Blake Shelton described the country star as "an amazing woman, a compassionate human being, a great talent -- oh, and by the way, an amazing wife. " A solid list of traits, to be sure, though Shelton might've added "expert channeler of grief. " Singing her song "The House That Built Me," Lambert broke down halfway through her performance, evidently overwhelmed by the emotion triggered by last week's devastating tornado in Oklahoma, where she and Shelton live.
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November 2, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Blake Shelton -- the singer, songwriter and, most recently, one of the stars of reality music TV series "The Voice" -- came away the big winner in the 46th Country Music Assn. Awards ceremony Thursday in Nashville, winning entertainer, male vocalist and song of the year honors, the latter shared with his wife, Miranda Lambert. "When I moved to Nashville in 1994, I had two goals: one day to have a gold record, and one day to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry," the 36-year-old Oklahoma native told the crowd looking on in the country music capital's Bridgestone Arena.
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January 29, 2014 | By August Brown
Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban lead the pack of nominees at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert and McGraw each earned seven nominations. Lambert is competing in the female vocalist of the year category for her eighth consecutive year, and entertainer of the year for the third time. McGraw is up for album of the year and single of the year. Keith Urban is also a major contender with six nominations, including nods for male vocalist of the year and single of the year.
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April 7, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Rising country singer Luke Bryan was named entertainer of the year and Miranda Lambert was singled out as a songwriter and a singer on Sunday at the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert picked up significant honors from her collaboration with husband Blake Shelton on "Over You," a song they wrote inspired by Shelton's experience as a teenager when his brother was killed in an automobile accident. "I don't know what to say," said Bryan, who also co-hosted the show from Las Vegas with Shelton.
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May 14, 2007 | Natalie Nichols, Special to The Times
WHEN mainstream country listeners first met Miranda Lambert, she was torching an unfaithful boyfriend's house in "Kerosene," the title track from her multimillion-selling 2005 major-label debut. That collection entered the country charts at No. 1, and last week her follow-up, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," arrived in the same position and a similar thematic vein.
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April 30, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
INDIO - The Stagecoach Country Music Festival moved into its seventh edition this weekend, and even though that's young by festival standards, Stagecoach has become enough of a cultural force that participants and fans are beginning to use it as a yardstick on their lives, like penciled growth marks scribbled on a family's kitchen wall. Acts that once were low in the ranks have sprouted up to the top of the heap, some elder members of the musical family have passed on, a few estranged relatives have returned to the fold, and new blood is welcomed into the mix with each succeeding year.
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May 31, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Aerosmith, James Taylor and Carole King, the Dropkick Murphys and the band Boston were among performers serving up solace and inspiration to a crowd of thousands at TD Garden during Thursday night's Boston Strong concert benefiting victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombings. “Boston got its heart broken,” Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler said, “but if they think they can keep us down, they can 'Dream On,' ” before he and the band launched into that career-establishing 1973 hit. The group also trotted out its 1978 version of the Beatles' “Come Together,” using it as a theme for the evening.
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May 30, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Introducing Miranda Lambert at Wednesday night's "Healing in the Heartland" benefit concert, Blake Shelton described the country star as "an amazing woman, a compassionate human being, a great talent -- oh, and by the way, an amazing wife. " A solid list of traits, to be sure, though Shelton might've added "expert channeler of grief. " Singing her song "The House That Built Me," Lambert broke down halfway through her performance, evidently overwhelmed by the emotion triggered by last week's devastating tornado in Oklahoma, where she and Shelton live.
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May 25, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
When John Fogerty's wife, Julie, suggested over dinner one night that he revisit his catalog of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs with artists he admires today, he wasn't about to let the music take a back seat to technology. "I realize nowadays with the ease of digital that a lot of stuff gets made by emailing files around," said Fogerty, who turns 68 on Tuesday, the same day his new album, "Wrote a Song for Everyone," is released and he headlines a show at the El Rey Theatre. "I wanted it all to take place in the same room, kinda old school, as it were.
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May 24, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Blake Shelton and NBC have a message for victims of this week's Oklahoma tornado: Help is on the way. Shelton, country-music star and judge on NBC's hit "The Voice," is organizing a benefit concert  in Oklahoma City to help with disaster-relief efforts in his home state. On Friday, NBC announced it will air the event live in many markets across six networks -- NBC, Style, E!, G4, Bravo and CMT -- at 9 p.m. May 29. Joining Shelton will be Reba and Vince Gill, along with Shelton's wife, country singer Miranda Lambert.
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May 6, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
The sophomore outing from country bad-gal pals Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley picks up where their spunky 2011 debut, "Hell on Heels," left off, with a dozen new tunes happily blending don't-get-mad-get-even attitude and country piety. Their switchblade-sharp vision incorporates acute observational powers about the human condition and savvy compositional skills that come together in songs that are piercingly honest, funny and sometimes both. "Annie Up" opens with "I Feel a Sin Comin' On," which operates as the trio's mission statement.
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April 30, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
It's the Knockouts, that instant elimination round sandwiched between the Battles and the live shows, on "The Voice" this week. On Monday night, in the first of two back-to-back two-hour shows that will trim 32 contestants to only 16 (four from each team) to compete for viewers' votes next week, Teams Adam and Shakira took the stage. The coaches paired up their contestants, two by two, coaching each on a song of the vocalist's own choosing and then, after watching the contenders perform in front of the audience, the cameras and the other coaches, selected one singer from each pair to make it through, sending the other home.  Adam Levine paired amusing folk duo Midas Whale, whom he dubbed a "show favorite," with 19-year-old up-and-comer Amber Carrington, a singer he called "the biggest surprise" on his team.
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May 25, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
When John Fogerty's wife, Julie, suggested over dinner one night that he revisit his catalog of Creedence Clearwater Revival songs with artists he admires today, he wasn't about to let the music take a back seat to technology. "I realize nowadays with the ease of digital that a lot of stuff gets made by emailing files around," said Fogerty, who turns 68 on Tuesday, the same day his new album, "Wrote a Song for Everyone," is released and he headlines a show at the El Rey Theatre. "I wanted it all to take place in the same room, kinda old school, as it were.
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September 27, 2009 | Randy Lewis
Miranda Lambert is chatting happily about her forthcoming album, "Revolution," due out Tuesday, while seated in a booth in a deserted hotel restaurant in Pomona a few hours before a performance at the L.A. County Fair. At one point, she starts hemming and hawing about her abilities as a singer -- even though she's one of the Country Music Assn.'s nominees for best female vocalist for its upcoming awards -- sputtering out with halting pride something about the confidence she thinks is evident on the new record.
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April 27, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
To get a full sense of country singer George Jones, who died Friday at age 81, it's important to understand the workings of his complicated, admittedly troubled heart. The engine of his remarkable talent, it powered Jones to transform well-crafted words and melody into universal truths. To country music's benefit, Jones never hesitated to examine the struggles of his lonely heart (or overextended liver), both the consequences of its actions and the destruction that often accompanied its failings.
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