Miranda Lambert Covers ‘Redbook,’ Gushes Over Husband Blake Shelton
Despite her tough-girl exterior, Lambert admits she’s “insecure about tons of things.” If you’ve ever seen her live, you may have seen her walls come down a bit.
“I cry onstage once a week, singing ‘The House That Built Me,’ and I always tell the crowd, ‘Don’t tell anyone I was cryin’!’ Or ‘Over You,’ when Blake and I had all that loss in our lives. It was really hard to get up there after we had been to three funerals,” she admits. “[Blake's] dad died, my childhood best friend passed away, and then my childhood dog, all in two weeks. I went back onstage, and I wasn’t ready, but the crowd just embraced me.”
“I was like, ‘Okay, I’m really real. Like, all of this tough-girl image? My walls are down and all these people can see it.’ But it was a good moment for me,” she continues. “I just laid it out there, like, ‘I’m normal, I’m a girl, I have PMS, and I get emotional, and I’m sad sometimes, and that’s it.’ I feel like I got over the hump of trying to be like, ‘I have a chip on my shoulder, I’m strong all the time,’ you know? Because no one is.”
Although Lambert and Shelton are sometimes apart for an extended period of time, Miranda says they try to make the best of it.
“This time I hadn’t seen him in 11 days, and he was just so happy when I got here, it was like [she makes an angels-singing voice] ‘Ahh, you’re here.’ When I go to ‘The Voice’ set and everyone says, ‘Blake’s been talking about you so much,’ it just makes me feel special, you know?”
She admits she’s “protective” of the time they are together, though.
“He’s the sweetest guy,” Lambert gushes. “Like, he will talk to anyone, sign anything, take a picture with everyone. And if I don’t stop it at some point, it ruins our whole night. I have to be the bad guy. The people are like, ‘Oh, God, don’t mess with her, she’ll murder people.’”
As for last year’s Twitter feud with R&B singer Chris Brown, Lambert says she’s sticking to her guns.
“I didn’t feel right about not saying something. The loudmouth that I am, I say what I think. I wanted everyone to know that I don’t agree with the message it’s sending to young women. It’s not okay. At all. To be celebrated after doing something like that. I don’t think it’s right, I never will, and I will stand by what I said till the day that I die.”
For more with Miranda, be sure to pick up the February 2013 issue of Redbook, on newsstands January 15.