Country's hottest (and coolest) gal of the moment, Miranda Lambert, has finally announced the date for her much-anticipated wedding to fellow Nashville star Blake Shelton. According to Country Weekly, the pair will be getting hitched on May 14.
This will make the wedding almost exactly one year after Shelton proposed to Lambert (May 9, 2010). "Well, ol' Blake finally got a brain," Lambert memorably tweeted on that occasion, which took place outdoors near her Oklahoma home and after Shelton received an old-fashioned blessing from her father.
Lambert and Shelton have been dating for six years now, and have enjoyed their biggest surges in their careers to date as a couple. While sharing achievements together has no doubt been exhilarating, Lambert says there have been downsides to their both being high-profile musicians.
"I really never thought about him being in the business, to be honest. I mean, I fell in love with the person," she noted in an interview for the current issue of Cowboys & Indians magazine. "Right away, we were in the public eye because we were a couple, and I didn't like that part of it."
However, Lambert is optimistic overall about the ability to handle fame as a married unit. "We've learned how to deal with it by going through it," she explained simply.
Before walking down the aisle, Lambert will be hitting the stage in Las Vegas to perform for the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3, where she leads all artists with seven nominations--including the coveted entertainer of the year title. Her groom-to-be Shelton will be co-hosting the show with Reba McEntire, and he's also nominated in the male vocalist and video of the year categories.
Congrats again to the happy wedded-couple-to-be. Can't wait to see Miranda's gown--how about you guys? Let me know what's on your minds.
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