Miranda Lambert graces the cover of Ladies Home Journal's new issue, out yesterday. The country star had a very personal interview with the magazine, covering everything from her start in country music as a contestant on the TV talent show 'Nashville Star,' to her relationship with fiancee Blake Shelton.

Once a show-stealing opening act, Lambert now headlines 100 shows a year in front of upwards of 30,000 fans per concert. She has her own tour bus, complete with a Murphy bed, framed poster from Marlon Brando's movie 'The Wild One,' and her three bed-mates, rescue dogs Delilah, Delta and Cher.

Lambert says she learned to live within her means when she grew up, so there's no big mansion for her today. She has a modest home on a large (700 acres!) chunk of land and says, "no one can take it away from me. It's amazing to walk around my land and think, 'That's my tree that I bought with my hard-earned money.'

Lambert also reveals she is not the tough girl she sings about in her songs. Yes, she does carry a Colt .45 revolver on her bus (she uses it for hunting) and yes, she does have a tattoo. But she insists, "I'm really a small-town Texas girl. I've got a good heart. I was raised right."

The only down side of fame so far, Lambert told the magazine, is she gets recognized wherever she goes, "I can't even go to Walmart anymore!"