On the heels of the announcement about her new double album “The Weight Of These Wings,” Miranda Lambert announced that she will perform these new songs on the upcoming Highway Vagabond Tour. Known for her energetic, fun as well as emotional live performances, Miranda is ready to kick it up a notch in 2017 with new stories and new music. Joining her on the Highway Vagabond Tour are special guest Old Dominion and Aubrie Sellers.
ABOUT MIRANDA LAMBERT
I'm a singer songwriter from Texas and I act like one. I've been playing and writing professionally since I was 17. No matter what I'm singing, I want to say something that makes people think. I want people to hear my songs and feel something. I want to be appreciated as someone whose music is REAL. I usually say exactly what I think, which gets me in trouble most of the time. I love touring with my band but I miss home. I have a house on the lake in the country next to my parents. We are an extremely close family. I have one brother Luke. He's the cool one in the family. My parents are pretty cool too and when they're not helping me they are private investigators. I have a black lab named Dixie and she's 2.
When I'm not touring I love: Riding my four wheeler, playing with the dogs , listening to music, picken' on the porch with family and friends, eating- I LOVE to eat so I have to work out, which I don't love! I also love to hunt and camp and just about anything outside.
ABOUT OLD DOMINION
Blending old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly hook-heavy pop nuggets, Old Dominion have emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music. Their gut-punch of a new self-titled EP, which Rolling Stone Country says is dashed with “fuzzy guitars, catchy licks and even a little rap” is highlighted by the back porch smack of undeniable single “Break Up With Him” and the bruising “Shut Me Up,” and is the product of the five-piece band, which includes singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers. They’ve spent seven years honing their craft, each making a name for themselves in Nashville by penning songs for the likes of Keith Urban and Luke Bryan. Now it’s nothing less than the country rock outfit’s defining moment.
ABOUT AUBRIE SELLERS
Sellers was basted in music before she was even born. Her father Jason Sellers, now a top songwriter, was on the road with Ricky Skaggs, then had his own solo deal. The Grammy-winning Womack is a singer’s singer, who’s performed with or for Willie Nelson, Buddy Miller, the Fairfield Four, Steve Earle and Maya Angelou. Certainly no one has a take like Miss Aubrie Sellers. From the pointed impaling of sensationalism of “Magazines” to the emergence from petty backstabbing of the meandering “People Talking,” the whirling reality check “Living Is Killing Me” to the lothario-slashing noir “Liar Liar,” there’s no flinching or apologies given. Instead the record thrashes, lurches and exorcises much of what she finds annoying. “That’s how it really feels: that frustration, that jagged, raucous stuff…I mean, when you see all this stuff around you – hypocrisy, insincerity, vanity for vanity’s sake. You can own it and laugh, or buy in and I’m just…not…buying…in.” “We are all looking for the same kinds of things,” she concedes. “But I feel disconnected a lot from people my age, whether it’s the lack of direction or focus…or the idea the goal is to be famous, not for something, but just famous. “Is the party culture as good as it gets? That’s what we’re supposed to want? Really? This hyper-extroversion is almost it’s own pathology. And if you’re not that, it’s not okay? I think it’s okay to be a thinker, to be quiet and explore things like music, books, conversations. When you’re like that, it makes the songs richer, really, and not so all-the-same.
If the world according to Aubrie Lee Sellers isn’t party 24/7, there’s time to ponder, to reflect, to fall in love instead of lust and to experience the glorious pain of heartbreak before moving on. World-wise, she knows the score – and isn’t afraid to speak the truth; but she’s young enough to still have hope tempered with a wicked wit and true discernment. Maybe that’s the best news of all.