Miranda Lambert might have been on hand to honor Loretta Lynn recently, but, now, it’s the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year who is being celebrated. Yesterday, September 3rd, the Nashville Symphony announced that Miranda was chosen as this year’s Harmony Award recipient for being “an individual who best exemplifies the harmonious spirit of Nashville’s musical community.”
In explaining the selection of Miranda, Laura Niewold and Sarah Reisner, Symphony Ball fundraiser co-chairs, stated:
Miranda Lambert’s numerous contributions to the Nashville community, including her recent establishment of a scholarship program for women at Belmont University, illustrate her commitment to Music City and demonstrate exactly why she is such a worthy addition to the list of previous Harmony Award winners. An immense talent who is also passionate about making Nashville a better place, Miranda embodies everything that this award represents, and we are forever grateful to her for how much she has given back to this city we all love so much.
Miranda graciously accepted the honor, providing:
I have always felt that music is universal no matter what genre, and being recognized by the Nashville Symphony as a Harmony Award recipient is an honor. And the icing on the cake is I get to perform a few of my songs with the symphony orchestra, which is such a rare and out-of-this-world musical opportunity. I look forward to an amazing night and a heartfelt thank you.
Miranda will receive the award at the 31st annual Symphony Ball on Saturday, December 12th, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, where she will also perform with the Grammy Award-winning Nashville Symphony.
Congratulations, Miranda, on this well-deserved honor. We appreciate your beautiful representation of Nashville and its music scene.