Miranda Lambert stands up for women speaking out on sexual harassment Getty Images/Michael Loccisano 
Getty Images/Michael Loccisano 

As rumors continue to swirl and more allegations are made regarding sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry, including in Nashville, Miranda Lambert is standing behind her sisters in country music.

Miranda, who is nominated for a whopping five CMA Awards at the Nov. 8 event, sat down with “Extra,” and said that when it comes to her country music colleagues who are speaking up about sexual harassment and assault, she has their backs.

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“I think it’s brave. I wish it would have happened sooner, to be honest,” she said. “But I’m proud of the women that are talking and speaking out about it and not being ashamed, but confronting the situation. I think it’s really cool.” She also added, “I’m really thankful my career is in country music and in Nashville, and I’ve just had such great experiences.”

The Texas-born country star is on a break from touring until 2018 when she hits the road again on the “Livin’ Like Hippies Tour” with Jon Pardi, and she has retreated to her Nashville home for some downtime. But that doesn’t mean it is sit down time. Ran says she’s taken up a new hobby to keep her hands and mind busy—canning!

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“I bought canning books. Before my last show I was on Amazon ordering all the stuff—jars and canning books,” she says. “I got home and I made my first batch. I called it ‘Trying Flying Pickles’ because I call my little pickles Flying Pickles. And I’m just loving it. It’s something I’ve never done. My mom did it my whole life, and my dad, but I just never had. Actually, it turned out really great. I didn’t know I have a secret talent for pickling, but they’re good pickles.”


A CMA Award first, and then, maybe, a blue ribbon at the county fair for her pickles? Seems possible.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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