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Miranda Lambert: Own your mistakes

Miranda Lambert isn't fazed by singing a song with a swear word in it while there are "cute little girls" in the audience of her shows.

The 31-year-old singer has been a firm figure in the world of country music since releasing her debut single Me and Charlie Talking in 2004 and has since bagged countless awards, including several CMAs.

Born and raised in Texas with strong females surrounding her, Miranda picked up plenty of life lessons which she is happy to pass on to the younger generation.

"Both my mom and my grandma were really big influences on me not only by being strong and teaching me to be strong but also owning their salt as well. My mom was never afraid to say, 'I'm sorry. I screwed up.' I feel like that's an important lesson," she explained to elle.com.

"We try to hold ourselves to such high - sometimes impossible - expectations. I think it's OK to make mistakes and learn from them and be who you are."

She urges adolescent girls to find out what they love and stick to it no matter what, even if people pull them in "a million directions".

Helping her lead a normal life amid her fame is husband Blake Shelton, who is also a country star. While she admits to feeling some pressure from people who have put their relationship on a pedestal, Miranda insists they're just like every other couple and often argue like husbands and wives do.

Most of the time she tries not to let the responsibility of being a role model affect her.

"I try not to think about it too much, you know? I see these cute little girls at my shows... They're on their daddies' shoulders, and I just sang a song with the word sh*t in it," she laughed.

She added that the best fan comment she's ever received is that a girl threw away her scales thanks to Miranda's body confidence being an inspiration.

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