Miranda Lambert talks 'Hunger Games,' life ahead of BOK concert Thursday
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, April 12, 2012
4/12/12 at 4:28 AM
Country singer Miranda Lambert returns to Tulsa, and this time, she's roped the BOK Center for her headlining gig.
The Academy of Country Music's top female vocalist recently exchanged a Q&A with the Tulsa World and dished on "The Hunger Games," down-home living on her Tishomingo ranch with hubby Blake Shelton and more.
How has response been to your "The Hunger Games" single, "Run Daddy Run," by the Pistol Annies? What about the story was so compelling that you felt the need to write and submit a song for the movie soundtrack?
"The Hunger Games" soundtrack was just released on March 20, but right away it was the No. 1 album on iTunes. I am absolutely obsessed with the books, and I was so excited to attend the premiere of the awesome movie! Pistol Annies and I all relate to the main character, Katniss, in different ways - I'm an archer, Angaleena (Presley) is a coal miner's daughter, and Ashley (Monroe) lost her dad at a young age. We were out on the road together after we all read the books by Suzanne Collins and felt so inspired that we had to write a song, and with a little luck, we got to be part of the soundtrack.
What can fans expect at your concert at the BOK Center on Thursday?
It's always exciting having new material, so we will be incorporating a lot of songs from "Four the Record" during my "On Fire" tour. ... My staging is all about enhancing the music and getting the crowd excited. We use screens in back with graphics reflecting the lyrics and energy of the songs, and I always love having part of the stage extend out into the pit in front, so I can be as close to the audience as possible.
In the midst of all your success, what keeps you balanced?
Living in the boonies is the great equalizer. When I get home, and I see my dogs and my farm animals and just hang out, it reminds me of what matters, and that if the fame goes away, I will still have people that I love and that love me back in my life.
Original Print Headline: Lambert on life, 'Hunger Games'
with Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann
When: showtime 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.
Tickets: All ages. $51.75, $39.75 and $27.75, plus fees, available at tulsaworld.com/bok, Arby's Box Office at the BOK Center, all Tickets.com outlets or by calling 866-7-BOKCTR.
Country star Miranda Lambert says her "On Fire" tour stop Thursday at the BOK Center will put her "as close to the audience as possible." Associated Press file