Even Superstars Like Miranda Lambert Struggle With Onstage Confidence: “I Have Struggles Like Every Other Girl”

Even Superstars Like Miranda Lambert Struggle With Onstage Confidence: “I Have Struggles Like Every Other Girl”

Miranda Lambert kicked off her 20-plus-date Livin’ Like Hippies Tour on Jan. 18, and she brought some serious swagger to Bon Secours Arena in Greenville, SC, for the sold-out show.

But as Miranda recently told American Country Countdown, even she struggles with onstage confidence, despite a career in which she has headlined multiple tours and won more than 30 collective Grammys, CMA Awards and ACM Awards.

“I’m still looking for [confidence],” said Miranda with a laugh to American Country Countdown. “I’m still like every other girl. I also have a slogan I say to myself: ‘Fake it till you make it.’ If I’m not confident and I need to walk out there and be confident, I just pretend to be, and then somehow it just shifts in my mind. Like, it changes me to get confident, you know? But, I have struggles like every other girl. You know, we all go through the same stuff, it’s just a matter of if you’re willing to, like, say it. Even on my records, you know, I just try to be like good, bad and ugly—here it all is! [laughing]. You know? ’Cause I think that’s what people can relate to because it’s real life.”

Miranda’s tour picks back up on Feb. 1 in Tacoma, Wash.

Livin’ Like Hippies Tour

Feb. 1
Tacoma, WA
Jon Pardi and Turnpike Troubadours

Feb. 2
Spokane, WA
Jon Pardi and Turnpike Troubadours

Feb. 3
Eugene, OR
Matthew Knight Arena
Jon Pardi and Turnpike Troubadours

Feb. 8
Sacramento, CA
Golden 1 Center
Jon Pardi and Lucie Silvas

Feb. 9
Fresno, CA
Save Mart Center
Jon Pardi and Lucie Silvas

Feb. 10
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Jon Pardi and Lucie Silvas

Feb. 15
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena
Jon Pardi and Lucie Silvas

Feb. 17
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Jon Pardi and Lucie Silvas

March 1
Knoxville, TN
Thompson-Boling Arena
Jon Pardi and The Steel Woods

March 2
Lexington, KY
Rupp Arena
Jon Pardi and The Steel Woods

March 3
Cleveland, OH
Wolstein Center
Jon Pardi and The Steel Woods

March 8
Omaha, NE Century
Link Center
Jon Pardi and Sunny Sweeney

March 9
Oklahoma City, OK
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jon Pardi and Sunny Sweeney

March 10
Little Rock, AR
Verizon Arena
Jon Pardi and Sunny Sweeney

March 15
Des Moines, IA
Wells Fargo Arena
Jon Pardi and Ashley McBryde

March 16
St. Louis, MO
ScotTrade Center
Jon Pardi and Ashley McBryde

March 17
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
Jon Pardi and Ashley McBryde

March 22
Newark, NJ Prudential
Center Jon Pardi and Charlie Worsham

March 23
State College, PA
Bryce Jordan Center
Jon Pardi and Charlie Worsham

March 24
Winston Salem, NC
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Jon Pardi and Charlie Worsham

photo by Jason Simanek

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