Miranda Lambert has been going through a ton of inventory lately as she combines the merchandise from her recently shuttered Pink Pistol boutique in Oklahoma with the existing items at the original location in Texas.
Miranda and her mom, Beverly, are re-opening the Pink Pistol in a brand-new, bigger space in her hometown of Lindale, Texas this August. Getting ready for that project has unfolded a few surprises for the country superstar.
She says, “We just went through the warehouse and saw all the stuff we collected [over the years]. There’s a lot of pink randomness. I mean, there’s a 4-foot metal baby pink elephant. I don’t know when I got that, but I was like, ‘OK, this is gonna be some eclectic stuff.'”
The new space in Lindale is pretty impressive when you consider the town only has about 5,000 people living in it.
Says Miranda, “There’s this amazing complex going in in Lindale with all these businesses and a stage. It’s really, really cool and progressive, especially for a small, East Texas town. It’s a way bigger space.”
Running her boutique is just one of Miranda’s side businesses beyond making music in the studio and on the road. She also owns a bed and breakfast in Oklahoma, has her own line of shoes, and runs her nationwide Mutt Nation Foundation to help rescue animals.
These other projects are great creative outlets for Miranda, but it all starts with the music.
She explains, “I feel like as long as the music is moving people, and it’s reaching people in a way that they’re interested in other things that have to do with that, then I’ll go as far as I can.”
As you can see from her Instagram account, Miranda isn’t working 24/7. She’s taken some time off to relax with her family and friends this summer.
“I also am really conscious of having a normal life and riding horses and having downtime, too,” Miranda says. “So, I want to love it always, whatever it is I’m doing. So, I think a good balance is important.”