In between releasing her latest acclaimed album, playing a co-headline tour with Little Big Town and launching a new Las Vegas residency, country super star Miranda Lambert has found time to write her first book. Details were announced this week for “Y’ALL EAT YET? Welcome to The Pretty B*tchin’ Kitchen,” which Lambert wrote with music journalist, author and Pollstar Senior Contributing Editor Holly Gleason.
Due out April 25 via Dey Street Books, this is more than just another cookbook. “Y’ALL EAT YET?” features Lambert sharing “both the recipes she was raised on, as well as the power of the incredible multi-generational women who helped make Miranda who she is today.”
Lambert said in a statement: “Watching my mom and her friends, I saw the way pitching in, working together, loving music and being there for each other is the greatest gift you can have in life. I think my mom inherited that gift from her mom, because they both attracted the most awesome group of girlfriends.”
Fans can expect 50 recipes that are true to Lambert’s roots growing up in Texas, with easy to prepare, hearty and delicious meals that are perfect for porch parties, road trips, the holidays and celebratory gatherings. The recipes have been handed down from her mom, grandma and dear friends including Nonny’s Banana Pudding, Paw Paw’s Bar-B-Que Sauce, The LOAF, a.k.a. “the meal that will get the ring,” Dutch Oven (Coffee Can) Campfire Cobbler, Stacked Enchilada Bake, Jalapeño Pimento Cheese, Roasted Root Vegetable Winter Salad and Whiskey Cupcakes. Along with getting to enjoy the recipes that Lambert has grown up with, the cookbook promises to offer a peek at “the moments most people never get to see in the life of one of country music’s most important female superstars.”
“To see the women who shaped her, the way life is such a part of her songs, everything about Y’ALL EAT, YET? makes perfect sense. Her grandmother’s friends, her mother’s friends and yes, her own songwriting, kiss ass artist friends … it all comes down to one delicious life,” Gleason tells Pollstar about working on the book.
Lambert’s accolades over the years include 38 ACM Awards (including a record-setting nine consecutive Female Artist of the Year Awards), 14 CMA Awards, three Grammy Awards, being named 2019’s RIAA Artist of the Year and she was the youngest artist ever to serve as the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s Artist in Residence.
Lambert, who is the reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, is up for four Grammy Awards, nominated in all every country category: Best Country Solo Performance for “In His Arms,” Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Outrunnin’ Your Memory” with Luke Combs, Best Country Song for If I Was A Cowboy (a songwriters award, nominated with Jesse Frasure) and Best Country Album for Palomino.
Box office reports submited to Pollstar for the 2022 revival of “The Bandwagon Tour” featuring Lambert and Little Big Town include a May 12 show at Credit One Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina, that sold 11,435 tickets and grossed $781,100.
Lambert’s “Velvet Rodeo” Las Vegas residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood has dates booked Nov. 26 through Dec. 11, followed by 2023 shows March 24 through April 9.
Earlier this year Gleason wrote a Pollstar cover story on Lambert: “The Unforgettable Fire: How Miranda Lambert Danced In The Flames & Became A Global Superstar.”
Lambert’s connection with Gleason goes back many years. In 2019 Lambert surprised Gleason by presenting her with the prestigious Media Achievement Award at the Country Music Association Awards last night.
As previously reported, she was a fitting presenter choice, as Lambert was an interview centerpiece of Gleason’s 2019 Pollstar package, “A Woman’s Place Is On The Road,” which also examined Carrie Underwood’s all-female tour as the cover feature as well as Lambert’s, a Hotstar profile of emerging artist Tenille Townes and an opening essay.
Gleason has contributed many high-profile pieces to Pollstar in 2022 including the cover story for Pollstar’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame special issue with an extensive Q&A with Dolly Parton.
Gleason’s other stand-out Pollstar features include cover stories on Kacey Musgraves, Whiskey Myers, Mickey Guyton, Midland and Alabama’s 50th anniversary.
Gleason also serves as the Nashville Editor of HITS and has been a Rock And Roll Hall of Fame/Case Western Reserve Center for Pop Fellow. She’s written for Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, PASTE, American Songwriter, Texas Music, Musician, MIX, No Depression, Oxford American, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Miami Herald as well as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Saturday Evening Post and NPR. Gleaons has been nominated twice for Best Cultural Feature by the International Network of Street Papers for her work with The Contributor and edited the book “Woman Walk The Line: How The Women of Country Music Changed Our Lives” which received the Belmont Book Award, given for best book about country music.
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