Miranda Lambert Named Artist-in-Residence for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Celebrated country music superstar Miranda Lambert will be the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s 15th artist-in-residence, performing two one-of-a-kind shows in the museum’s CMA Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Wednesday, Sept. 26. Both shows will begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 13. Complete details are included below. Lambert is among the most popular and acclaimed singer-songwriters of country music’s modern era. She is the most awarded artist in the history of the Los Angeles-based Academy of Country Music, and the most awarded female artist in Country Music Association history. She is also a member of acclaimed group Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. Since 2005, Lambert has released six albums that have gone on to achieve platinum certification. Her latest work, released in November 2016, is The Weight of These Wings, an expansive, challenging, creatively fulfilling set that was named Album of the Year by the ACM. “We’re talking about someone who has been the CMA’s top female vocalist a record seven times, selling millions of albums and scoring hit after hit while retaining absolute artistic conviction and credibility. She writes her heart and sings her truth, and her truth resonates,” said museum CEO Kyle Young. “We are honored that she is this museum’s 15th artist-in-residence, the latest in a line of greats that includes some of Miranda’s own musical heroes, like Guy Clark, Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, and Buddy Miller.” “The history that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum holds is so important,” said Miranda Lambert. “It’s truly an honor to be named artist-in-residence for the museum. I’m thankful for this place, where our music can continue to be cherished, and I’m thrilled to be among the esteemed artists who have been honored by this designation.” Ticket prices for each show range from $59.50 to $150 (plus ticketing fees). Ticket sales are limited to four tickets per transaction on a first come, first served basis and are non-refundable. Tickets go on sale to the public on July 13 at 10:00 a.m. CDT, and can be purchased here. Established in 2003, the museum’s artist-in-residence series honors a musical master who has contributed a large and significant body of work to the canon of American popular music. The artist-in-residence is invited to use the museum’s performance venues to create unique musical experiences. Lambert joins a prestigious group of past honorees that includes Cowboy Jack Clement, Earl Scruggs, Tom T. Hall, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Douglas, Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Connie Smith, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson, Rosanne Cash and 2017 artist-in-residence Jason Isbell. To learn more about the museum’s artist-in-residence program, visit countrymusichalloffame.org.