Miranda Lambert soaks up success

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By Luke Dyson

Miranda Lambert is having a very successful few days. Yesterday it was announced that her duet with Elle King, ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)’ went to number one on the Country Airplay charts. The Track is the First Female Duet To Hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart in 30 Years. Last night, her music video for ‘If I Was A Cowboy’ took home the CMT Award for Female Video of the Year.

‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)’ topping the charts this week marks the first time a female duet has reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart since Reba McEntire and Linda Davis’ “Does He Love You” in 1993. It also makes King and Lambert only the second female duet to top Billboard’s Country Airplay chart since its creation in 1990.

“’Drunk’ is number 1! Elle is one of my favorite artists and one of my  favorite people to be around. I am proud to call her my friend and I’m so glad she asked me to do song this song with her,” shares an enthusiastic Lambert. “The fact that a duet by two women hasn’t been a No. 1 in Country music since 1993 is crazy to me. So that we got here today means even more because it’s bigger than us. Thanks Reba and Linda for paving the way. Elle King, I love you and your spirit. Thanks to everyone who played, streamed and sang along with us on ‘Drunk.’ Now let’s get drunk and not wanna go home!”

Accepting her award at last night’s CMT’s Lambert said, “Martina McBride just handed me a buckle, I love that. I’m so happy to be part of the women in country music today. We are really starting to kick some ass and I’m so excited about it!” The win for ‘If I Was a Cowboy’ the top 20 and climbing lead single from her forthcoming album Palomino was directed by Lambert’s long-time collaborator Trey Fanjoy and finds the country music superstar subverting gender narratives in the clever and unexpected clip. With a break in the downpour of rain that had drenched Lower Broadway most of the evening, the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year took the stage and proved why she holds that title delivering an explosive debut television performance complete with fireworks for the packed crowd.

Watch the award winning video below and pre-save Palomino HERE!

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