Miranda Lambert's home state of Texas will be welcoming her back with open arms in February.
According to the Texas Cultural Trust, the prestigious accolade acknowledges "Texas leaders and luminaries who have achieved excellence through their creative talents, as well as those whose generosity has opened doors to artistic opportunity for Texas of all ages."
Lambert will be honored alongside "Yellowstone" creator Taylor Sheridan, Hollywood actor Luke Wilson, musician Christopher Cross, thespian Carole Cook, and others. TMAA has celebrated approximately 118 Texas trailblazers since 2001. Previous honorees include Willie Nelson, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Eva Longoria, Lawrence Wright, Tommy Lee Jones, among others.
The platinum-selling performer turned to social media Wednesday (Sept. 14) evening to share the exciting news and to reflect on her musical journey thus far.
"I got my start in Texas, and my honky tonk-loving heart will always carry a piece of it with me wherever I go," she wrote. "Thank you for this honor and for being there since the beginning, Texas❤️ 🤠 Love y'all! #ArtCanTexas #txculturaltrust” she added
Country music fans flocked to the comments to congratulate the hitmaker on the well-deserved recognition.
"Talent and heart the size of Texas! Congratulations on this honor as well! Very very deserved 🤠👢❤️," said a follower. "You are thriving right now!! 🔥," added another.
In early June, the powerhouse vocalist performed alongside Mary J. Blige at the 2022 TIME 100 Gala, where she was named one of the world's most influential people. Most recently, Lambert earned the Triple Crown Award at the 15th Annual ACM Honors. The only other artists with the respected title are Barbara Mandrell, Carrie Underwood, Mickey Gilley, Merle Haggard, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, and Brooks & Dunn.
While flourishing in her achievements, the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year will kick off her Velvet Rodeo: The Las Vegas Residency on September 23. The high-energy performance was designed exclusively for the Zappos Theater and will run until April 2023, leaving Lambert to press pause on the must-see show to attend The Texas Medal of Arts Awards.
The star-studded affair is scheduled for February 21 and 22 in Austin, Texas. For upcoming appearances and additional information, visit mirandalambert.com.