Miranda Lambert's plane makes emergency landing

Miranda Lambert's plane makes emergency landing

Posted: Updated:
In this April 6, 2014 file photo, Blake Shelton, left, and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, file) In this April 6, 2014 file photo, Blake Shelton, left, and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP, file)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Miranda Lambert's really going to need a break after an already hectic week that turned a little scary Tuesday, and Blake Shelton is prepared to provide her with one.

Lambert was already neck deep in the busiest week of the year when the private jet ferrying the country music star and her team from New York to Nashville was forced to make an emergency landing in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

The plane lost pressure and spent about three hours on the ground before resuming its southward trek, said Wes Vause, Lambert's publicist. Killing time, Lambert and friends hung out with firefighters while trying on their appropriately shiny hazmat suits — Lambert's new album is named "Platinum" — and posting pictures to Instagram. They also listened to a lot of country music.

"All in all, it was a pretty good day," Vause said with a laugh.

Lambert will only get busier now that she's back in Nashville. She's in the midst of launching her fifth album and started the week with a series of appearances in New York. She'll be performing at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday with Carrie Underwood, teaming up with Shelton on Friday at the CMA Music Festival and then traveling Saturday to Dallas to help George Strait with his final concert.

Shelton, speaking with reporters at a news conference Tuesday afternoon to promote his outdoor-stage CMT appearance and upcoming summer tour, said he's already planned out a relaxing break for Lambert when she finally gets to return to Oklahoma sometime next week. "The Voice" star said the pair owns a boat on Lake Texoma and he spent a chunk of his Sunday making sure it works before coming to Nashville.

"I'm not a mechanic, but I managed to get this thing running because I know when she gets back she's going to want to do something like that," Shelton said. "She's going to want to just go float around and drink or be pulled on a tube, something like that. So I figured I'd get me some points here and get the boat running. I'm actually proud of myself."
  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • New D.E.A. prescription drug restrictions

    New D.E.A. prescription drug restrictions

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:37:29 GMT
    Managing your chronic pain could prove to be a tougher process starting this fall. The federal government is stepping up restrictions for prescribing hydrocodone.The new restrictions are part of an effort to cut down on abuse and dependency.
    Managing your chronic pain could prove to be a tougher process starting this fall. The federal government is stepping up restrictions for prescribing hydrocodone.The new restrictions are part of an effort to cut down on abuse and dependency.
  • Jim Thorpe awards gala celebrates courage in Oklahoma City

    Jim Thorpe awards gala celebrates courage in Oklahoma City

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:32:34 GMT
    True courage in the face of adversity was awarded Friday night at the annual Integris Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center Courage Award Gala. The event was held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
    True courage in the face of adversity was awarded Friday night at the annual Integris Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center Courage Award Gala. The event was held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
  • Oklahoma war correspondent, professor, remembers slain journalist

    Oklahoma war correspondent, professor, remembers slain journalist

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:58:09 GMT
    Scenes from veteran war correspondent and Oklahoman Mike Boettcher's film the Hornet's Nest show the violence and chaos of war.It documents the dangers for troops overseas and the reporters that cover them."People think we're addicted to war or we're addicted to conflict. Really, I think, I'm not," Boettcher said.This week, Boettcher is remembering a friend and colleague James Foley---brutally executed at the hands of ISIS in Syria."He was just a very calm guy. And there is a certain trait th...
    Scenes from veteran war correspondent and Oklahoman Mike Boettcher's film the Hornet's Nest show the violence and chaos of war.It documents the dangers for troops overseas and the reporters that cover them."People think we're addicted to war or we're addicted to conflict. Really, I think, I'm not," Boettcher said.This week, Boettcher is remembering a friend and colleague James Foley---brutally executed at the hands of ISIS in Syria."He was just a very calm guy. And there is a certain trait th...
  • More HeadlinesMore>>

  • Security breach hit 25,000 federal workers

    Security breach hit 25,000 federal workers

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:23:58 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.
  • New D.E.A. prescription drug restrictions

    New D.E.A. prescription drug restrictions

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:37:29 GMT
    Managing your chronic pain could prove to be a tougher process starting this fall. The federal government is stepping up restrictions for prescribing hydrocodone.The new restrictions are part of an effort to cut down on abuse and dependency.
    Managing your chronic pain could prove to be a tougher process starting this fall. The federal government is stepping up restrictions for prescribing hydrocodone.The new restrictions are part of an effort to cut down on abuse and dependency.
  • Man reportedly calls 911 when stripper won't sleep with him

    Man reportedly calls 911 when stripper won't sleep with him

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:50:06 GMT
    A man who was allegedly refused sex by a stripper called 911 to report her.
    A man who was allegedly refused sex by a stripper called 911 to report her.
ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
  • FOX25 Slideshows

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
Compiling list...
  • FOX 25 FeaturesMore>>

  • Tell Me Something Good

    Tell Me Something Good

    Tired of all the bad news? Looking for some good news? Tell Me Something Good, does just that! FOX 25's Mike Brooks finds the good in Oklahoma and tells you all about it.
    Tired of all the bad news? Looking for some good news? Tell Me Something Good, does just that! FOX 25's Mike Brooks finds the good in Oklahoma and tells you all about it.
  • Waste Watch

    Waste Watch

    How are your tax dollars being spent? FOX 25 Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments, or any groups, are using your money wisely... or wasting it.
    How are your tax dollars being spent? FOX 25 Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments, or any groups, are using your money wisely... or wasting it.
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by 

WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOKH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.