OFFSTAGE: Eavesdropping on Miranda Lambert and LeAnn Rimes

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

Every time I see a Twitter conversation going back and forth — like I did with Miranda Lambert and LeAnn Rimes — I can’t help but feel like I’m eavesdropping. Which is an awesome feeling when it’s a conversation between two strong-willed and very witty women. So when this one started last week, I was glued to Twitter. First, Lambert retweeted a picture Rimes had posted (it was of an electronic greeting card from someecards.com that said, “I hate when I’m singing a song and someone corrects me. …I’m like, ‘Bitch, what if I was freestyling.’”) Then later, Lambert wrote, “@leannrimes always tweets stuff that makes me think. Who runs the world … GULZ! (girls in a dramatic British accent)!:)” Then the two got down to business, with Rimes tweeting about Lambert’s tour with, “Girls and fire … song in there somewhere!” And how did Lambert respond? “I smell a co-write!” Let’s hope the two Texans aren’t just teasing and that they really do put their heads together for some seriously sassy country.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.