Miranda Lambert Goes Back in Time to Celebrate “Automatic”

photo by Rick Diamond/BMI

Ladies in their finest poodle skirts, pink and black streamers, music from the fabulous ’50s and ’60s and mini-burgers greeted partygoers at Nashville club aVenue as Miranda Lambert celebrated her latest No. 1 hit, “Automatic,” and the success of her current album, Platinum, Monday night (June 30). Miranda was honored for the single along with co-writers Natalie Hemby and Nicolle Galyon.

In keeping with the message of “Automatic,” which hearkens back to a time when life was simpler, guests were encouraged to wear fashions from the ’50s. Many of them obliged, showing up in poodle skirts, polka dot blouses and letter jackets. The club took on a prom theme, with balloons and streamers as decorations and a snack table loaded with burgers and mini-Oreos. Over the loudspeaker blared era-reminiscent favorites like Lloyd Price’s “Stagger Lee,” “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes and other hits. Miranda herself got into the spirit, sporting a strapless pink gown with a silver slip and wearing her hair in an attractive bob style.

During the presentation ceremony, Miranda and co-writers Natalie and Nicolle received plaques from their song publishing companies and medallions from the Country Music Association. Gary Overton, the CEO of Sony Music Nashville, Miranda’s record label, presented Miranda with a plaque marking the No. 1 status of her recent album, Platinum.

In her remarks to the invited guests, Miranda first thanked those who dressed for the occasion and noted that she was proud “to be sharing this moment with people that inspire me,” nodding toward her co-writers. “I know that everybody in this room has contributed in some way. Thank you for being here and thank you for caring about the music.”

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