This year, Miranda Lambert will be throwing one heck of a birthday party. The country singer turns 27 on November 10 — the same night the Country Music Association hosts its 44th annual awards in Nashville. And the birthday girl just might walk away with a whole mess of shiny gifts: Lambert scored nine nominations, the most ever garnered by a female in a single year.
"It's ridiculous, isn't it?" Lambert says. "It hasn't really sunk in yet."
But there's no question the Texas native's brand of genuine country music has hit home with listeners...
Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney are among the stars who will be recognized at this year's Kennedy Center Honors.
The 33rd annual ceremony, which honors performers for their contributions to American popular culture, will also celebrate singer-songwriter Merle Haggard, composer-lyricist Jerry Herman, and dancer-choreographer-director Bill T. Jones.
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"The Kennedy Center celebrates five individuals who have spent their lives enriching, inspiring and elevating ...