She’s back! After skipping two awards shows, Miranda Lambert returned to celebrate her song “If I Was a Cowboy” at the 2022 CMT Music Awards on Monday, April 11.
Lambert, 38, was awarded Female Video of The Year at the awards ceremony. “I’m so happy to be here,” she told the audience.
The songstress shared her excitement over Martina McBrideLambert presented her with the award and expressed her happiness at being a woman in country. “We’re really starting to kick some ass and I’m so excited about it,” Lambert said.
She gave a shout out to her director. Trey FanjoyAnother Nashville woman who is a success is. “Trey, I love you. This is for your benefit. We are cowboys and we’re going to continue to be,” the musician proclaimed before leaving the stage.
Lambert, who was nominated Female Video of the Year in 2016, will perform at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Tennessee. The appearance at the CMT Music Awards marks the country artist’s return to the stage after recently missing out on the 2022 ACM Awards and the 2022 Grammy Awards.
The Texas native accepted two awards almost in the middle of last month due to an overseas commitment. “I’ve been waiting for this for a really, really long time. I actually never thought it would happen,” the songwriter shared during her ACM Awards acceptance speech. “This one goes out to all the girls out there. We did it!”
Lambert, who was awarded Entertainer of the Month and Video of the Month, revealed that she had previously performed at every Academy of Country Music Awards Show for 17 years. Her participation at the C2C Festival in Europe was not enough to continue the tradition.
The “If I Was a Cowboy” songstress later confirmed that she would not be appearing at the Grammys. “I’m not getting to go again,” she told ABC Audio on April 1. “I’m slammed this month, with the record coming out and everything.”
Lambert was nominated for two categories, but she missed the awards show because of her The Bandwagon Tour. “I got to play on the Grammys last year, and I got to take one home, and I was just so thankful,” she added at the time. “I’m grateful for what I already have.”
Lambert also reflected on her achievements thus far at the time. “I’ve been lucky enough to have a long career where I can have a little freedom creatively, but it’s still scary,” Lambert told Rolling StoneThe magazine was published in the same month. “These are just songs I love, and it doesn’t matter where they fit. I hope that’s opened some doors for women, especially, to go, ‘I can put out whatever I want and sound like whatever I want and look like whatever I want. And if I change my mind, that’s just what I do.’”
Lambert noted that her goal for her career included “longevity.”
“I wanted to be someone who says something important and does it through music, and can stay a long time,” she continued. “I wanted an Emmylou [Harris] career. That’s what I wanted, even though some of the roads were long, because I didn’t pick the right commercial sound or the right outfit or whatever it was at the time that was hot. I didn’t have my first No.1 until my third record, and that was OK with me. It was about establishing something.”