Taylor Swift VS Miranda Lambert: Country Music’s Battle of the Barbies

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.

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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!

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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 Replies to “Taylor Swift VS Miranda Lambert: Country Music’s Battle of the Barbies”

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

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

  4. 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!!!

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

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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 (:

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

  9. 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” 🙂

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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  14. 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!!!(:

  15. 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!

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!!!!

  23. 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!