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Top 25 Interviews of 2014: No. 10 Miranda Lambert

Interviewing Miranda Lambert was truly an incredible experience. While I’ll admit I was a bit nervous as she has this “don’t mess with me persona” onstage when performing hits like “Kerosene,”  “Gunpowder & Lead” and “Somethin’ Bad,” she was such an inspiring interview and incredibly down to earth.

Miranda released her latest album, Platinum, this year when she was 30-years-old and since I was about to turn 30 myself, I had to ask her advice.

“There’s Spanx and Botox, you’re fine,” she joked, before getting serious. “When I say aging, I’m only 30. I’m just not 20 anymore. In the last 10 years, I feel like I’ve learned a lot. I’m so excited to head into my 30s. It’s like an adventure. It’s something to look forward to and hopefully get smarter and learn lessons from the mistakes you’ve made and hopefully not make as many mistakes as you did in your 20s.”

She added: “It’s not a scary thing. It’s exciting. With age you gain knowledge and knowledge is beautiful in my opinion. I just am really glad to be where I am. I’ve worked really hard and I have a lot of work ahead of me.”

The more we chatted, the more I could see how humble Miranda is and how being in the spotlight hasn’t changed her one bit. She chose 16 songs that spoke to her and where she is at in her life for her album Platinum. The 30-year-old Texas native said everything on the record is “a picture of who I am right now.”

“I know just being a girl, I’m just like everybody else and I know some of the things I’m going through, good or bad, surely there are other people out there that can relate to something on this record because it covers the gamut,” she said. “There’s all kinds of different songs on this record and there’s some humor too, more than I’ve ever had before on any other album.”

“I’ve been so blessed in my career to be able to sing the songs and write the songs that I really believe in,” she added. “A lot of people have struggled to keep going. I feel so lucky to always write songs like ‘Bathroom Sink’ and for people to come up and go, ‘Hey, I really relate to that.’ It’s not an easy thing to do, to lay your heart out there.”

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