Miranda Lambert gears up for ACM's

Fri Apr 1, 2011 6:52pm EDT
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By Shirley Halperin and Anni Yuan

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Country singer Miranda Lambert has had a great year. Between nabbing Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2010 Country Music Association Awards and winning her first Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "The House That Built Me," the former "Nashville Star" finalist has proven that it doesn't matter where you come from, as long as you've got the vocal chops to make it.

Next up for the rising star? The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, where Lambert is nominated for seven awards, including Entertainer of the Year. The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke with the 27-year-old Lindale, Texas native.

The Hollywood Reporter: You're up for Entertainer of the Year at the ACMs...

Miranda Lambert: Yes I am. It's a little bit surreal because it's one of the things that I set as a goal for myself and here it is. I'm not sure I deserve to win this year, but I'm definitely glad to be in the category.

THR: When did you set it out as a goal for yourself?

Lambert: Probably 10 years ago when I first started. I said I want to be in the next 10 years nominated for Entertainer of the Year. A lot of the goals I set for myself have happened in 2010 and now this year. So, I've started thinking about making some new ones.

THR: Would the best scenario be that Blake Shelton, your fiance, would hand you the award as he's co-hosting?

Lambert: Yeah. It's awesome. We always hope that one of us will get to hand the other one an award, which would be amazing, obviously. This year, I probably won't see him because he's going to be real busy because he's hosting.   Continued...

<p>Country music singer Miranda Lambert poses with her Best Female Country Vocal Performance award for "The House That Built Me" backstage at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 13, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>