Miranda Lambert Plays Catholic School Girl for a Day
She may sing about liars and gunpowder, but Miranda Lambert was a bit more subdued when she entered the hallways of a Catholic school. The singer paid a visit to St. Matthew school in Bellevue, Nebraska, as part of a grand prize winning package for the lucky students.
The school won a visit by the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year after competing against more than 30,000 schools to collect labels and box tops through Campbell's 'Labels for Education' campaign, which recently expanded its focus to include promoting arts and entertainment in schools.
"I remember collecting labels for my school, and when I was little we did the same program," Miranda tells news station WOWT. "So I think it's a really great match for me to be a part of this and a spokesperson for it because it's something I was involved in myself."
For the recently engaged singer, it was music that helped her recover from her disappointment over not earning a coveted spot on the cheerleading squad in her own high school. "It was a lot for my family to buy my first piano and my first saxophone and my first guitar," she recalls, "but somehow they did it and on the way people helped us, so I'm glad there's people out there that are willing to help these kids."
The school, which became eligible by collecting thousands of box tops, won one of two grand prizes. Bynum School in Midland, Texas was the other grand prize winner, earning a visit from Zac Brown.
In addition to planning her wedding, Miranda is headlining her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour, taking Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Randy Houser, James Otto and Jake Owen along as opening acts in select cities. She will also join the Lilith Fair this summer, a traveling touring festival of female acts that includes Sugarland, Martina McBride, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige and more.
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