‘This Girl’s Here to Party, Not Take Sh-t,’ Miranda Lambert says of Emmylou Harris.

We invited eight of our favorite musicians and entertainers to pay tribute to the women who have influenced them and their careers for Rolling Stone’s third annual Icons & Influences feature.

Miranda Lambert not only considers Emmylou Harris to be one of her crucial songwriting influences, but she also considers the iconic singer her primary example of what it means to have a long, important career.

“My father exposed me to Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Guy Clark, David Allan Coe, and the entire era. When you hear the voice for the first time as a child, you are old enough to wonder, ‘Why do I feel so warm inside?’”