It’s been a busy year for Texas-born country crooner Miranda Lambert, 28. She won six music awards—including a Grammy—for “The House That Built Me” off her platinum album Revolution, tied the knot with fellow recording artist Blake Shelton, and started an all-girl group called the Pistol Annies. Now she’s releasing her fourth album, Four the Record. All are good reasons to kick off her cowboy boots and relax in 2012, right? Not exactly. Instead, after a brief holiday staycation at her farm in Oklahoma, Lambert will head out on a national tour. We asked the singer to share her secrets for staying country strong—at home and on the road.