Pay No Attention to Miranda Lambert’s Body

“My weight does not define me.” That’s what Miranda Lambert told People magazine in the new country special issue. To that, I have to say to Lambert, “Preach on, woman.”

She is so right, right? You are who you are. You are not how much you weigh. You are not a number or a size or a measurement.

Lambert went on to say that up or down, “Getting a handle on it is one more thing to feel confident about.”

Even though Lambert did recently slim down, she can’t really understand why everyone cares so much.

“It’s annoying people pay that much attention to it,” she said. “I don’t like how women are judged for it. I’m not worried about what other people think, but if I’m onstage and something’s too tight and I’m thinking about my body instead of my performance, that’s when it’s time to say, ’OK, it’s been fun, but we’re breaking up, food!'”

Reflecting on her body didn’t just lead to a weight loss for Lambert. It gave her an idea for a song, too, when she was looking in the mirror over her bathroom sink. She said she is vulnerable in the song (called “Bathroom Sink,” of course) and that like the rest of the rest of the songs on her upcoming album Platinum, it is women’s music.

“I feel a responsibility to support other women in the business,” she said. “If there’s anything I can do to kick open a door and hold it open, I’m going to do it.”

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