Miranda Lambert Talks Pink Guitars and Songwriting Tips
Looking for your own pink guitar just like the one Miranda Lambert plays in concert? Well, you're out of luck! The 'Baggage Claim' singer recently visited Guitar Center and spoke about her prized, one-of-a-kind Gibson.
"My favorite guitar is the guitar I'm holding right here ... It's my pink Gibson and it's custom-made just for me," Miranda shares in a video for Guitar Center TV (Watch below). "I'm the only person in the world with one."
The accomplished musician and songwriter, who's featured on the September issue of Guitar Center's buyer's guide, dishes with the music publication about her early days as an artist and her reason for getting into songwriting.
"I started singing when I was 16 ... entering contests and stuff like that," recalls Miranda. "I really didn't enjoy the songs I was sent by producers in Nashville. I decided I would try to write the songs because I thought I had a lot to say."
Her father, a guitar player as well, gave the teenager her first guitar lessons and taught the aspiring singer the fundamentals of country music. "My dad taught me three chords: G, C and D," she says. "That's really all you need as a country artist anyway."
The reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year offers a few tips for those hoping to follow in her footsteps. "My advice for anyone who wants to become a singer-songwriter and get their music heard is just to make sure you know who you are from day one," she notes. "People will always try to change you. Maybe somebody is better than you and makes you feel like you're not good enough. If you know who you are and have something to say in your music, there's someone out there who wants to hear it."
Miranda, who earned her first No. 1 as a songwriter earlier this year with 'Heart Like Mine,' is currently touring in promotion of her upcoming album, 'Four the Record,' out Nov. 1. The collection's first single, 'Baggage Claim,' also co-written by Miranda, climbs to No. 12 on the country charts this week after only six weeks on the chart.
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