Contact Us

Miranda Lambert Admits She and Blake Shelton ‘Definitely Have Friendly Competition’

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Being married isn’t always easy — and things can definitely get complicated when the couple works in the same industry. That’s the case with country superstars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, who have both won many awards and have a slew of No. 1 singles to their name. In a recent sit-down with, the outspoken singer admits she and her hubby compete from time to time, but it’s all in good fun.

“We definitely have friendly competition,” Lambert told about going up against Shelton for the Video of the Year Award at the CMTs next week (June 6). “But we’re just lucky that we get to celebrate together. We are so happy for each other because both of our careers are going so well.”

The ‘Gunpowder and Lead’ hitmaker is known for being tough, talented and very open about her opinions. And right now, female powerhouse singers like Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift are doing more than their fair share of the work to bring new fans to country music.

“Right now it seems like the girls are drawing more attention to country music. The tides are turning a bit. We are popular music now,” Lambert says. “Every other genre is starting to come over to our genre now because it’s the cool one! I think the females are leading that, and I have to give a lot of that credit to Taylor Swift for having crossover fans come our way.”

Of course, being a strong woman in the public eye comes with a lot of responsibility. The award-winning singer knows that every time she takes the stage, there are thousands of young female fans looking up to her.

“It’s absolutely important to me,” she says. “The girls who come to the show are really proud to be women and proud to be strong.”

Click here to read the full Parade interview with Lambert.

Don’t forget to tune in to the CMT awards on June 6 at 8PM ET to find out if Lambert snags the Video of the Year Award. The Texas native is up for a total of four trophies between her solo career and her musical side gig, Pistol Annies.

Best of Kicks

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KICKS VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KICKS VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.