As a member of the Pistol Annies, Ashley Monroe is bandmates with ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Miranda Lambert. But despite having seen her perform hundreds of times, Ashley tells Radio.com that Miranda is one artist she never tires of catching live.
“Miranda Lambert is one of the best performers I have ever seen. She can sing her rear end off, and then she goes out there and puts her all into it,” Monroe says. “Even if the crowd isn’t into it in the beginning, they’re into it in the end. I’ve watched her and I’ve studied her a lot, too. I just think that it’s so amazing for a chick to go out there and not only sing like a bird, but then stomp and flip her hair and spin around and yell at people and pick up her gun mic stand.”
“I think she’s so deserving of Entertainer of the Year, and I know that it would mean the world to her if she got that,” she added.
“Her and Blake are pals. They’re each other’s biggest fans. They’ll play around like they’re jealous, but they’re not. If one of them wins, they both win.”
Who will win Entertainer of the Year at this Sunday’s ACM Awards? Tune into CBS at 8pm ET to find out.