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Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert both share the country music spotlight, but which one’s a knock-out, who’s gonna just burn out, who’s holding a secret weapon?

Taylor Swift

Knock outs: Taylor Swift IS the voice of female teen angst in a pretty prom dress. Her songs are original, often lyrically witty, and touch her target listeners in a way that they can personally relate to. Her management/marketing team is certainly doing a phenomenal job of keeping her nose clean and her name in the spotlight. And her studio albums have all blown through the charts.

Burn Outs: What Taylor succeeds at in songwriting ability, she fails at equally in live performance. Unfortunately it would seem that her management team has not put any effort into maturing her vocal abilities through professional instruction. I hate to disappoint Team Taylor, but my guess is that she’s got another year or two before she suffers a Lila McCann style fate of forgotten teen stardom.

With a top-selling sophomore album under her belt, Taylor’s confidence is pretty high.  There’s even rumors of Taylor headlining her own tour already, which I honestly don’t think she’s strong enough to carry on her own.


Miranda Lambert

Knock outs: From being featured in Field & Stream magazine, to her work with organizations like Pawsabilities and Hunters for the Hungry, Miranda demonstrates that she is more than just a pop country princess. At the same time, she writes her own songs, and shows nothing but pure talent whenever she performs. She’s gained much respect from fellow country music artists as being far more talented than any “Barbie-like pop country princess”.

Burn Outs: Because Miranda isn’t showboating like many of the other blonde bombshells in country music, her name isn’t in the papers often enough to get the same super-celebrity status as the other girls. This could be good… could be bad. That depends on her goals. But with talent like hers, the press certainly ought to wisen up and take notice!

Miranda Lambert is heading into the studio next month to work on her 3rd album before she heads out on tour with Kenny Chesney this summer. As for headlining her own tour, we’re all waiting!

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61 Responses

  1. Jessica Said,

    MIRANDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

  2. JOSH Said,

    MIRANDA

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

  3. ran Said,

    MIRANDA!!!!!! BY FAR

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

  4. APRIL Said,

    MIRANDA LAMBERT DUHH! TAYLOR SUCKS!

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

  5. Jean Said,

    Miranda, This shouldn’t even be displayed as a question!

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

  6. Emilyy Said,

    MIRANDA!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

  7. Allie Said,

    MIRANDA!!!

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

  8. BabieeBitch Said,

    Taylor cuz she’s a princess! Not no southern hick bitch!

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

  9. Becky Said,

    Obviously Miranda.

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

  10. Carolyn Said,

    I think Taylor is good, but Miranda seems to have better music! So Miranda.

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

  11. Mirandalover Said,

    Miranda!! No contest!! Miranda will be a a country music legend. Taylor will be forgotten once she reaches her mid-20′s. Her very weak vocals in live shows will eventually do her in.

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

  12. Ronie Said,

    MIRANDA!!!!!!!!! Without a doubt!!! She’s here for the duration!!!!!!

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

  13. ashley Said,

    Miranda! No question about it!

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

  14. Team Taylor Said,

    Taylor Swift is the obvious choice for more sucess, but I think they will both be around for a long time. What kind of dumb question is this anyways, just trying to stir up trouble?

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

  15. Katie Said,

    Miranda!

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

  16. Hayley Said,

    MIRANDA!!

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

  17. sasha Said,

    definitely taylor.
    she worked so hard to get where she is now and completely deserves it, she’s definitely ready for the headlining tour!

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

  18. Thorg Said,

    Miranda! I have no Idea who the other one is, maybe billy rays daughter?

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

  19. HJ Said,

    Miranda for sure!! It’s NO competition!

    Posted on January 28th, 2009 at 6:19 am

  20. Amy Said,

    Miranda! Defintely! The woman is AMAZING! She works so hard and LOVES what she does!!

    Posted on January 28th, 2009 at 6:42 am

  21. Tara Said,

    Miranda for sure! She has more talent than any of these pop-country girls!

    Posted on January 28th, 2009 at 7:37 am

  22. Lindsay Ray Said,

    Miranda all the way!!! She has much more depth than any of these other girls that are out right now. She will be a legend!!

    Posted on January 28th, 2009 at 9:59 am

  23. Megan Said,

    Miranda L. Lambert!

    She is not some hick bitch! Atleast she grew up in the country and sings country music! Not some city girl who sings pop country!!!

    Posted on January 28th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

  24. Sara Said,

    Miranda! She is real and isnt afraid to not be a size 0 or 2!

    Posted on January 28th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

  25. Wade Said,

    Definately Miranda!!! Shes a great songwriter, singer, performer, and person.

    Posted on January 28th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

  26. COURTNEY Said,

    RAN ROCKS!!!!!!!!! She’s the best in country music today!!!!!!!! Radio needs to wake up!

    Posted on January 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

  27. NikeahE Said,

    Miranda is so much better!!!! Taylor sucks. She can’t sing, she can’t write. Miranda is awsome though. She is so real-writing her own songs, having a great voise! She is GREAT!!!

    Posted on January 31st, 2009 at 8:39 pm

  28. CountryGirl_ Said,

    I THINK MIRANDA’S SONG, “MORE LIKE HER”, IS AMAZINGG! BUT TAYLOR’S ARE VERY TOUCHING & TRUTHFUL, ESPECIALLY TO YOUNG GIRLS GOING THROUGH ROUGH TIMES. THEY BOTH ARE EXTRODINARY & GIVTED PEOPLE. & THEY HAVE BEAUTIFUL VOICES, WHETHER ONE IS A STRONGER SINGER THEN THE OTHER THE MEANING AND HEART THEY BOTH PUT INTO THERE SONGS IT WHAT MAKS THEM BEAUTIFUL. SO IM NOT HERE TO CHOOSE, OR BAD MOUTH, BUT TO SIMPLY GIVE THEM THANKS & RESPECT FOR HOW WELL THEY DO., & HOW THEY BOTH, THROUGH THERE SONGS, HAVE TOUCHED ME , A FIFTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL, & MADE ME EITHER BETTER, OR STRONGER IN A PERSON.

    KEEEPPP IT UP GIRLS, YOUR AMAZING (:

    Posted on February 1st, 2009 at 3:08 pm

  29. walley Said,

    MIRANDA by a COUNTRY mile! I mean she’s the real deal.TAYLOR is good but she’s too POPish

    Posted on February 1st, 2009 at 5:15 pm

  30. Lindsay Said,

    MIRANDA by far people…if you ever have the chance she puts on one hell of a show. Taylor is bubble gum country…… since when is Romeo & Juliet and this white horse crap country music? Maybe Taylor should be wishing she was “More Like Her” :-)

    Posted on February 3rd, 2009 at 7:36 pm

  31. kb Said,

    Mirandahas MUCH more talent than Taylor Swift. I don’t think you can even compare the two! I’d hardly call her a ‘barbie’, I think Jessica Simpson is a ‘barbie’ like Taylor Swift

    Posted on February 4th, 2009 at 5:34 am

  32. kkc Said,

    Miranda sucks. For the first two years I couldn’t understand a word she says because she mumbled. Now I understand what she’s saying and she still sucks. Her voice is okay, but her lyrics fall flat, not the words, the tune–never anything catchy enough that I ever want to hear it again.

    Posted on February 17th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

  33. AMS Said,

    No stacked deck here, of course. Just read the intros – Taylor’s not bad but it’s all about marketing and she’ll burn out in a couple of years. Yeah right. Two loaded, best-selling, self-written albums, and she’s only 19. The cover of Rolling Stone, TV offers up the wazoo, concerts selling out in minutes. It must really suck for ya all to even think about it.

    All you folks just keep on chatting amongst yourselves and convince each other that some day, some where, Miranda’s going to be the star that Taylor is. How many “ha ha’s” can I write in one sentence. Only an angry, deluded mob could believe some of the comments here. Oh well…I now return you to your parallel universe.

    Posted on April 7th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

  34. Bree Said,

    MIRANDA!!! 4 SHURE! taylor is not bad… BUT RAN IS WAAAAYYYY BETTER!!!

    Posted on May 8th, 2009 at 4:35 am

  35. Why Does Taylor Swift Win Awards? | City Sound Inertia Said,

    [...] stained by the Young Girls in Nashville Who Write Their Own Songs War of 2006. Pretty much it was Taylor Swift vs. Miranda Lambert, and Taylor won because she’s skinnier and younger and skinnier and blonder and skinnier and [...]

    Posted on February 2nd, 2010 at 2:49 am

  36. Milan Said,

    Dead flowers is the worst song ever. Taylor all the way

    Posted on March 4th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

  37. Laura Said,

    Miranda is a skank. End of story.
    She won female vocalist of the year, and album of the year and was nominated for several others tonight…I think it’s obvious that she slept her way to the top.
    She is a complete disgrace to country music, and should just get out now.
    TAYLOR ALL THE WAY!!!(:

    Posted on April 18th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

  38. WhiskeyChick Said,

    Laura, are you on crack? Tone-deaf? Completely diluted? If you watched ANY of tonight’s performance (or any other live Taylor Swift disaster) there is NO WAY you can compare the two, much less defend Taylor’s poor breath support, absolute off-key, shrill excuse for a voice with talent.

    The only people who find Taylor talented are the tweeny-boppers who idolize her marketing pitch. http://www.countrymusicnewsblog.com/a-taylor-free-award-show/ says it all!

    Posted on April 18th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

  39. Jimbo Said,

    First time i heard Miranda was in a video of her White Liar song…..

    Ive got to say she’s pretty but I could not make out what she was saying…

    White Lieyou? And I don’t know why,white Lieyou? WTF?

    I challenge anyone to go listen to that song and make out White Liar in her lyrics.

    It sounds like white lieyou. Its almost as if she has a speech impediment. Her recording producers should have made it clearer for folks to hear. Wouldn’t be bad if it was only a word or two through out the song but the MAIN CHORUS LINE?

    One word…..FAIL

    Plus country girl singer vs country girl singer is a lame conversation unless they are both in bed…lol
    Jimbo

    Posted on May 6th, 2010 at 8:39 am

  40. Keri Said,

    Taylor Swift did NOT work hard to get to were she is. Mommy and Daddy had a lot of money and basically bought her way into fame. Her songs may be catchy but next time you see her on television stop and really listen because, bless her heart, the girl cannot sing. Also, she is over 20 years old she needs to stop writing songs about being in high-school and the boys she dated for a 2-week period. Miranda wins that’s all there is to it.

    Posted on October 24th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

  41. TheWho Said,

    Post number 33 is simply brilliant and hilarious.

    Posted on October 27th, 2010 at 12:58 am

  42. TheWho Said,

    I too agree. Why pit the two against each other? They’re BOTH extremely talented, and they’re both very different artists.

    Don’t play the game the sites want you to play.

    Posted on October 27th, 2010 at 12:59 am

  43. TheWho Said,

    The idea that Taylor’s parents “bought her career” is the mostly deluded comment I’ve ever heard. No amount of money can buy a career.

    Posted on October 27th, 2010 at 1:01 am

  44. MusicFreaker Said,

    Okay, I like Taylor Swift better, but in terms of country, Miranda Lambert is much better. I mean, c’mon, Taylor’s new album has pop written all over it, (even iTunes says so). So as much as I love Taylor, when you want real bubblegum country, leave it to Miranda.

    Posted on January 12th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

  45. David_891 Said,

    Taylor better….is far know around the world!!

    Posted on March 21st, 2011 at 8:58 am

  46. ranfan#1 Said,

    MIRANDA. taylor cant sing live to save her life, whereas miranda is an AMAZING live performer. she has such charisma and really connects with the audience no matter the size.

    Posted on March 21st, 2011 at 10:28 pm

  47. Quentin Said,

    MIRANDA LAMBERT SUCKS!!!!!!!!! taylor swift by far anybody who likes miranda over taylor is a freaking idiot!!! heck loretta lynn is better than both of them combined!!! dang you kids dont know anything about country music!!!!

    Posted on April 4th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

  48. vcs Said,

    Miranda!Miranda!Miranda! I can sing most of Taylors songs,sound good no problem,’but trying to sing Mirandas songs I cannot even come close! It takes a great deal of talent and artistry to sing like that!

    Posted on May 1st, 2011 at 12:08 am

  49. BRITTANY Said,

    MIRANDA!

    Posted on May 9th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

  50. giselle Said,

    I THINK TAYLOR SWIFT

    Posted on May 31st, 2011 at 4:51 pm

  51. Buff Said,

    Miranda is fucking fat and sounds like a hick. Taylor all the way!

    Posted on June 2nd, 2011 at 11:59 am

  52. Akhil Shetty Said,

    Taylor Swift !!! Haters are there but they just signify her popularity, nd this Article is so stupid, there’s written that “she will suffers a Lila McCann style fate of forgotten teen stardom” WTF ! Date of Article January – 27 – 2009 , its been 2 nd 1/2 yrs now, she’s even more bigger star ! Speak Now is multi-Platinum album… She’s singin awesome in Speak Now Tour !! On ur face Haters… Love Taylor

    Posted on September 3rd, 2011 at 3:48 am

  53. Alicia Marie Cleeland Said,

    MIRANDA! TAYLOR SUCKS big time.

    Posted on January 20th, 2012 at 4:47 am

  54. Alicia Marie Cleeland Said,

    MIRANDA (1 she sings better then Taylor (2 she's been in the business longer TAYLOR SWIFT SUCKS!

    Posted on January 20th, 2012 at 4:49 am

  55. aliciacleeland Said,

    MIRANDA ATW !!!!!!!!!!!!! at least miranda can sing taylor swift sucks sh sings bout being in this stupid fairytale land miranda sings from the heart at least they have meaning to them Taylor is just pure amateur who doesn’t know how to write a song or sing SO MIRANDA

    ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 100 1 BEING WORST I SAY TAYLOR 1 MIRANDA 100

    Posted on January 20th, 2012 at 12:01 am

  56. Stan Ryan Said,

    You are on top of it alicia, Miranda can sing Taylor into the cellar!!!

    Posted on January 26th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

  57. Stan Ryan Said,

    And, I should add, she’s easy on the eyes!!!

    Posted on January 26th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

  58. Brittany Brandt Said,

    MIRANDA:) more talent.

    Posted on August 2nd, 2012 at 11:46 am

  59. Katie Allison Said,

    Miranda wins over anybody!

    Posted on April 22nd, 2013 at 12:45 pm

  60. Becky Lamb Said,

    Miranda is a well rounded performer! Just blew me away at her concert. From the time she hits the stage she goes non stop and doesn't do costume changes just flat performs and I loved it. If I want to see a play I'll go to broadway when I pay for tickets to a concert I want to see you perform not how many outfits you can wear during the time you are on stage. Go Miranda love love your songs and your concert has been the best , keep it up!

    Posted on April 22nd, 2013 at 12:59 pm

  61. liz Said,

    I love how people are saying how Miranda is hick and making fun of her accent. Umm what do you think REAL country people sound like? lol certainty isn’t winy valley girl Taylor.

    Taylor dad bought her million dollar contract. So no she did not work for anything. She had it handed to her. Taylor is a joke and fake. Her innocent image is laughable. She is known to be a bed hopper so she can write songs. Her music is for teens and grown adults who are stuck in high school. Her writing and guitar playing is below average. She is not country. All her performances consist of is her horrible excuse of singing, trying to put on productions and lame excuse for dancing. WANNNEGBT is the worst country sing there is. Taylor is bubblegum pop. She wants to be pop princess. No one who loves country music remix songs to sound more pop than originally recorded like Taylor. I wish she would just move into pop. That’s where her fans are anyway. TIts obvious Taylor is not country but is a product.

    Miranda will always be better singer, songwriter and performer. Miranda is Real country singer/songwriter who sings/ writes about real country situations. Miranda sings/writes about different things. That’s including her group Pistol Annie’s. She can lead with her guitar. Her performances are more natural. You can tell she is real country girl. She is real.

    Posted on May 28th, 2013 at 6:57 pm