Aug. 26, 2009 — Miranda Lambert can get extremely intense in the middle of her shows, stomping across the stage and flinging her hair as she barrels through "Kerosene" and "Gunpowder & Lead."
She has her softer side, too, but the high-energy pieces really let her cut loose. It's one of the most important parts of her job, which Miranda sees as providing her fans with an escape valve from the issues in their everyday lives.
"People don't want to think about it," she told the national radio show GAC Nights: Live From Nashville. "That's what entertainment is for. You don't go to a movie because you want to sit there through the whole thing and think about everything horrible in your life. You go so you can get your mind off of it. And I think people come to concerts because they want to cut loose for two hours of their life and drink a beer and listen to music and just be out o f the problems, because they have to deal with that seven days a week. And my job is to try to make people have fun and not think about that stuff."
Miranda has new music on the way with the Sept. 29 release of her album Revolution. In one of her escapist outings, she'll perform the songs from the disc in their entirety Sept. 24 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.