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Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley Share New Year's Resolutions

"I'd love to actually write a song that was nominated for Song of the Year," says Miranda.

Taylor by Joseph Anthony Baker/Erickson PR; Miranda by Randee St. Nicholas/Front Page Publicity

Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert have conquered more goals than women twice their ages, but these two singer/songwriters still have plenty of resolutions for 2012 and beyond. And no, they aren't the usual vows that people make to get fit, to exercise more or to save money.

With "The House That Built Me," Miranda Lambert's career skyrocketed to the next level. The song earned Song of the Year honors from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, but there's one little problem—Miranda didn't pen the nostalgic ballad. “I’d love to actually write a song that was nominated for Song of the Year. That would be a huge thing to me,” Miranda tells the Associated Press.

The sassy blonde kicks off her next headlining tour, appropriately titled On Fire, on Jan. 12 in Rockford, Ill., and has her sights set on the ultimate entertaining honor. “Eventually over the next five years I’d maybe like to win Entertainer of the Year—when I’ve earned it," says Miranda.

Meanwhile, Taylor has a good head start on her resolution to "make collaborations in different directions that aren't exactly expected." She performed with artists in several musical genres during last year's Speak Now World Tour 2011, including Kenny Chesney, pop sensation Justin Bieber, R&B artist Usher, pop star Nicki Minaj, rapper T.I. and legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor. “I think my goal for the next couple of years would be to make departures in little ways and do things a little differently,” says the 22-year-old Grammy-winning singer, “and try to maintain a balance between always providing your fans with what they’ve always liked from you and continuing to write all my own songs."

They are not the only country stars with career-oriented intentions. Brad Paisley, who won the CMA's Entertainer of the Year trophy in 2010, has a few ideas to "reinvent" his music a little bit, after several successful tours and last year's high-profile duets with Carrie Underwood and Alabama. He says the past year has taught him at least one important lesson. “I have a career that’s on a bit of autopilot in the sense that I feel I can rest easy a little bit more. I don’t feel that people are just going to leave me. They’re not going to just move on. We do well, and it’s a great feeling,” says Brad. “I guess I’ve just learned to be a little more comfortable with who I am.”


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