Miranda Lambert has been the named the 2018 artist-in-residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The 15th artist-in-residence since the Hall of Fame established the series in 2003, Lambert is now the youngest artist to hold the honor.
The country superstar will perform in the museum’s CMA Theater on Wednesday Sept. 19 and Wednesday Sept. 26. Both shows will kick off at 8 p.m.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young praised Lambert’s artistry in a statement.
“We’re talking about someone who has been the CMA’s top female vocalist a record seven times, selling millions of albums and scoring hit after hit while retaining absolute artistic conviction and credibility. She writes her heart and sings her truth, and her truth resonates,” Young said. “We are honored that she is this museum’s 15th artist-in-residence, the latest in a line of greats that includes some of Miranda’s own musical heroes, like Guy Clark, Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, and Buddy Miller.”
The singer-songwriter expressed her gratitude to the museum and excitement to join the ranks of artists who’ve been asked to take part in the artist-in-residence series.
“The history that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum holds is so important,” Lambert said in a statement. “It’s truly an honor to be named artist-in-residence for the museum. I’m thankful for this place, where our music can continue to be cherished, and I’m thrilled to be among the esteemed artists who have been honored by this designation.”
Tickets, which range in price from $59.50 to $150 (plus ticketing fees), go on sale July 13 at 10 a.m. CDT and can be purchased here.
Past artist-in-residence honorees include Tom T. Hall, Cowboy Jack Clement, Guy Clark, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Alan Jackson, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs, Earl Scruggs, Connie Smith and Jason Isbell.
Jason Isbell, last year’s artist-in-residence, sent his congratulations to Lambert on Twitter.