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.”

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