EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Lambert is probably the hottest female country singer at the moment after winning four Academy of Country Music awards last night. Now I hear the 27-year-old is venturing into scripted series with an hourlong project at ABC Family based on her childhood, which is being executive produced by Kapital Entertainment.
Lambert, along with her younger brother, grew up in Lindale, TX. Her father, Richard Lee “Rick” Lambert, a retired police officer, became a private investigator in partnership with her mother, Beverly “Bev” June Lambert. Described as Hart to Hart with a family, the project for ABC Family will center on a Texas family where the kids help their PI parents in solving cases. Scott Kaufer (Memphis Beat) has been tapped to write and executive produce the drama, now in very early stages of development. Lambert is also executive producing along with her manager, Marion Kraft, and Aaron Kaplan. Bev Lambert will serve as a consultant.
WME-repped Lambert got her break on television, as a finalist on reality series Nashville Star in 2003. Last night, she won the most awards for a female country artist at the ACM awards, inclduing her second consecutive female vocalist award. In February, Lambert won her first Grammy for best female country vocal performance. Kaufer is with UTA.