Miranda Lambert Country2Country Dublin shows return to a special place for the star

Miranda Lambert is looking forward to returning to Ireland, as it is a country close to her heart.

The country music superstar is set to headline Sunday night Country2Country at Dublin’s 3Arena on March 13.

It marks a return to the capital for the Texan who previously performed there in 2016 when she headlined which also included Thomas Rhett, Dwight Yoakam and her good friend Ashley Monroe.

Since then, she has not only acquired dozens of awards and chart-topping singles, but also a new husband.

And with a name like Brendan McLoughlin, there’s only one country he could be.

“Yes, my husband is Irish,” Miranda exclusively told RSVP. “Of course, with a name like that! He’s coming with me so we can enjoy our time together.

“We are planning some adventures for the days after the shows so we can make it a work/fun trip!

“I love the history there and really want to see some of the sights.

“We’re so ready for C2C! It’s been a long time since we’ve been there. I can’t wait to feel the energy from the fans, because we’ve all missed a lot of fun things over the past two years.

“I’m so grateful to my fans. Especially those who stay loyal even though we don’t come to Ireland often. But every time we do it’s such a warm welcome. I’m so grateful.

“Last time we were in Dublin it was St Patrick’s Day so before and after the show we were able to hang out and have a little fun. It was really special.

“I didn’t stay there very long, but we were able to see a few castles and have some beer in the pubs, which is fine with me!”

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Miranda, 38, have become one of the top country music acts in the industry – popular with audiences and critics in equal measure.

At last count, she had racked up 29 ACMs, 14 CMAs including nine times Female Vocalist of the Year and three Grammy Awards – Best Country Album twice for Platinum and Wildcard and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for The House That Built Me, a heartbreaking retrospective. who set her on the path to success.

Wildcard was and remains a huge hit and his latest release The Marfa Tapes also proved hugely popular, so the question everyone wants to know is: when can we expect the next studio album to come out? ?

And in news that will delight her legions of fans, she revealed: * I have a new record coming out soon, stay tuned! I’m very excited about it!

So who have been her biggest influences and who does she look up to in the current generation taking over country music?

Miranda said: “I have a lot of heroes including Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton.

“I also loved Guy Clark and John Prine, they really taught me how to write songs.

“Lainey Wilson, Caylee Hammack and the Osborne brothers are some of my favorites today.

“What recent song from another artist do I wish I had written? Probably things a man should know about Lainey Wilson.

“I have a lot of people I would still love to work with, but in mind…Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and the Rolling Stones would be great.”

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