Country star Miranda Lambert, was honored with a star in Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame Tuesday, alongside three iconic crooners in country music industry. The other recipients of the stars were Johnny Cash, producer, guitarist, and songwriter Steve Cropper who popularly played for The Blues Brothers, and former Grand Ole Opry General Manager, Bud Wendell. The recipients of the stars were recognized for their significant contributions in preserving the musical heritage of Nashville.
It was Lambert’s fellow country star and former tour buddy Dierks Bentley, who presented her with the tribute during the induction ceremony in Nashville Tuesday afternoon, E!Online reported. Lambert donned a black jumpsuit with cutouts, and paired it with black heels, sunglasses, diamond ring, and black nail art. The singer of “Mama’s Broken Heart” had her short blonde hair styled in natural waves. Bentley, on the other hand, was seen wearing a black shirt, a pair of jeans and brown shoes, and completed the look with black sunglasses.
Lambert, 31, praised the city of Nashville while accepting the honor. She said that she has never felt more at home when she moved back to Nashville.
“Thank you so much to the city of Nashville and Music City Walk of Fame for this honor and privilege. I am proud to join a heritage of other female inductees, such as Loreta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Emmylou Harris, and Martina McBride,” the singer of "The House That Built Me" said in a statement, according to Entertainment Weekly.
"This is a milestone moment that I will cherish forever. I want to congratulate my fellow inductees, Steve Cropper, E.W. ‘Bud’ Wendell, and the legendary, Johnny Cash—just saying his name alongside mine takes my breath away," the country star added.
Cash, who passed away in 2003, is considered one of the most influential musicians today. It was his brother Tommy, who accepted the award on his behalf.
Lambert is not a stranger to success, as four of her five studio albums got into the top 20 of the Billboard 200. Her last year’s album, "Platinum," even took the No. 1 position. The country star is a five-time Country Music Awards, and six-time Academy of Country Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year.