OFFSTAGE: Miranda Lambert on Hamburger Steak and the Weather Channel

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A couple of days before playing Saturday night’s (May 19) sold-out show in Nashville, Miranda Lambert told The Tennessean newspaper she was “not going to make it a work thing.” From the reviews I read, it sounds like that’s exactly what she did. (Or didn’t do, I guess.) Even before that, she admitted to the newspaper she was nervous about trying to sell out an arena . “I heard about all these other artists selling out in two minutes, and I’m like, ’I can’t do that,'” she said. “I was just a little bit cautious. And then my agent and manager called me and were like, ’Dude, you’ve got to play Nashville. This town has supported you forever.’ And it wasn’t because I didn’t appreciate it.” But as much as Lambert seems to love being on the stage, she also cherishes her days when she’s off the stage. “I just felt like I needed to start building in that time to be a wife and be a regular girl and stay home. We were home yesterday, and I laid out at my pool by myself, and Blake built an electric fence around his garden. I came in, and we made hamburger steak and we watched the Weather Channel,” she said. “It feels good to have those days.”