Miranda Lambert Needs a Date for the ACM Awards
Miranda Lambert is looking for a date for this year’s ACM Awards, since her fiance, Blake Shelton, won’t be seated next to Miranda in the audience; instead he’ll be supporting the multiple nominee from the stage as co-host of the three-hour ceremony, along with Reba McEntire.
“I think I’m going to have to invite the pool boy or something,” Miranda tells The Boot with a laugh. “I’m just kidding. I don’t even have a pool boy. Well, I have a pool boy. [laughs] It’s his stepdad, so who knows. Maybe he’ll be my date. When I think about it, I’m not going to have a date. It’s kind of sad. I’ll probably just sit next to a random person, a seat-filler.”
The woman with the most nominations (seven) will have more than awards on her mind during the show. She confesses she’s a little concerned with what Blake might say, but she’s sure whatever it is, he’ll have folks laughing for days.
“I don’t know if he’s nervous about hosting or what, because I haven’t really talked to him about it,” says Miranda. “I’m trying not to ask him and get him all freaked out. I’m a tiny bit worried just because he’s kind of a loose cannon and you never know what’s going to come out of his mouth, but I know it will be funny.”
Miranda scored her very first nomination for ACM Entertainer of the Year, along with Single, Song, Female Vocalist and Vocal Event, as well as a pair of nods in the Video of the Year category. Her other half, Blake, earned two nominations — Top Male Vocalist and Video of the Year for ‘Hillbilly Bone’ with Trace Adkins.
The 46th Annual ACM Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3 at 8:00 PM ET.