Miranda Lambert sat down and chatted with Chris Wallace on Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace on HBO Max and CNN, which aired this morning (5/5). In the segment, Miranda discussed writing the theme song for Queer Eye and country music being “standoffish” to the LGBTQ community.
Lambert told Wallace, “I’m not sure. I don’t know why anybody would have time for all of the hate. I don’t feel like there’s room in my life and in my world and in my country music community.” She added, “I feel like we’re all in it together and just, more than anything encouraging people to be who they are no matter what.”
Wallace then asked her if she got a “blowback” from her stance. She replied, “I don’t think so. Or maybe I just don’t hear it or care to hear it. I just feel like I’m a singer-songwriter. My job is to write songs and sing songs about who I am and what I believe in and write all of our stories. And that’s part of the story and in my own life with my brother and his husband, Marc. So I feel like if you keep it about the music and love the rest of it’s just noise.”
Miranda also talked about her images and how people wanted to change her when she first got to Nashville. She said, “When you first try to, you know, get into this entertainment industry, there are people that will try to change you, and they’ll see a blonde country singer with blue eyes, and there was the risk of people trying to dress me in a way that I didn’t want to dress or change my sound.”
She explained, “I just wasn’t gonna go for that even [when I was] really young. I just kind of knew. It’s not about that. It’s about what I have to say because I knew I had some really great messages. I wanted to share with the world, and I wanted that to be through song and not through, you know, a crop top. So I was really about sticking to my guns, especially in my early years in the business of just wanting it to really about the music.”
Lambert concluded it wasn’t always easy. She said, “There were some moments where I was being pushed in directions that I just wasn’t comfortable. So I stood my ground, but as I’ve gotten older and more into the industry, I’ve kind of relaxed in that and started to enjoy the process of maybe pushing some boundaries.”