OFFSTAGE: Miranda Lambert Does Bonnie Raitt Karaoke

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“Just last week, Blake and I sang karaoke on Broadway here in Nashville. I did ‘Something to Talk About,’ by Bonnie Raitt,” she told Southern Living magazine in the November issue. (She also said that when her husband Blake Shelton does karaoke, it’s usually Tracy Byrd‘s “I’m From the Country.”) But she also opened up about how bittersweet it was to start writing for her upcoming album after the major, major success of her last one. “I was still attached to Revolution, but once I started writing, the passion came back. This album has the Miranda Lambert stamp, but over the past two years, I’ve grown up — both personally and creatively — and the music reflects that.” she said of the upcoming album, Four the Record. And as for the songwriter she thinks is the absolute best? Merle Haggard, because he never minces words and writes with complete honesty. Funny. That’s exactly how I’d describe Lambert’s songwriting.

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