Miranda Lambert recently made her first concert appearance in the U.K. during the Country2Country Festival, and while there, she sat down with the Guardian to talk about her career as a female in the industry as well as her evolution as an artist.

Artists like Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Patsy Cline helped open the door for females in the country genre, and Lambert admits that she hopes that she helped to keep that door open.

“When you’re young you feel like you have to prove a point, and you scream it if you have to,” she says. “When I made [2010’s] 'Revolution,' I was getting shoved into a corner. It was important to say, ‘I’m not just that girl with fire in my head slingin’ my guitar around.’”

Lambert has shown her versatility as an artist by teaming up with friends Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley for the Pistol Annies.

“That’s my heart, you know,” she says of the trio. “It was an outlet for all three of us to really exaggerate those parts of our personalities. We call it housewife-scorned music.”

While she admits that the bro-country trend “does irritate me,” Lambert says she knows country fans want songs that make them feel a little deeper. Her forthcoming album will likely do just this. While there is no release date scheduled yet, she says she’s been writing more than ever.

“I’ve spent a lot, a lot, a lot of time writing lately,” she dishes. “I’ve had more time than I’ve ever had, so I’ve been able to write every day. I think I’ve been more honest – to myself, even. Not being afraid to lay it all out there. As I’ve gotten older I’ve laid it out there less at times in my career but now I’m just like, ‘Here it is, here’s my story.’ You can relate because everybody goes through s--t.”

Anderson East and Miranda Lambert Sing Together Onstage