Even though Miranda Lambert is new on the Country Music scene, she has made a tremendous impact on thousands of fans and those in the industry. With her breakout album Kerosene that debuted at #1 on the country charts, Lambert has only gone up with her sophomore album Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. With singles like “Me & Charlie Talking,” “Kerosene” and the latest “Gunpowder And Lead,” she’s set out to make a great impression on all of Country Music. Miranda has now released her third album, Revolution, to great reviews.
Texas Girl Becomes A Nashville Star
Born November 10, 1983, Miranda Leigh Lambert was raised in Lindale, Texas by her parents Rick & Beverly Lambert. At age ten she went to her first Garth Brooks concert and was hooked on Country Music after that. She attended Fan Fair every year and began singing with her father in talent contests. When she was sixteen, Lambert began appearing on the Johnny High Country Music Review that also launched LeAnn Rimes career.
Lambert graduated early from high school so she could devote more time to her music career. She formed her Texas Pride band and began singing in different places around Texas, becoming the house band at a tea room in Dallas and the Reo Palm Isle Ballroom in Long View, Texas. In 2003, she auditioned for Nashville Star, a talent competition. She ended up finishing third on the show, which she later viewed as more of a blessing than anything else.
Kerosene Lights Up The Country Charts
After Lambert finished with Nashville Star, she was signed to a deal with Columbia Nashville. “Me and Charlie Talking” became her debut single in 2004. Lambert co-wrote eleven of the twelve songs on her first album, impressive for an artist’s debut. The album produced three other singles: “Bring Me Down,” “Kerosene” and “New Strings.” Lambert also had the opportunity to tour with Country superstars Keith Urban, George Strait and Toby Keith.
Being A Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Pays Off
After being nominated for the CMA Horizon Award in 2005, two CMT awards in 2006, and Best Country Female Vocal Performance at the Grammys in 2007, winning Top New Female Vocalist at the ACM awards in 2007 wasn’t a huge surprise. The release of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2007 marked another new beginning for Lambert. The album contained eight tracks written by her including “Famous In A Small Town,” one of Lambert’s singles.
Lambert was nominated in 2008 for a Grammy for “Famous In A Small Town” but did not win the award. She did win the 2008 ACM award for Album of the Year with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Her current single, “Gunpowder & Lead” is her highest charting single to date, peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Hopefully for Blake Shelton, Miranda’s boyfriend and also a popular Country star, Lambert never ends up as his Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The two have been together since 2007 and are both very involved in each others careers. Lambert’s career is on the right track for success in the Country Music world.
Miranda Lambert Awards & Recognitions
- 2005 CMA Horizon Award Nominee
- 2007 Grammy Best Female Vocal Performance Nominee
- 2007 ACM Top New Female Vocalist Winner
- 2008 Grammy Best Female Vocal Performance Nominee
- 2008 ACM Album of the Year Winner- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
- 2008 ACM Top Female Vocalist Nominee
Miranda Lambert Hit Albums & Singles
(Album Name: “Song Title”)
- Kerosene: “Me and Charlie Talking”
- Kerosene: “Bring Me Down”
- Kerosene: “Kerosene”
- Kerosene: “New Strings”
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “Famous in a Small Town”
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: “Gunpowder & Lead”
Miranda Lambert Discography
Kerosene (released March 15, 2005) Columbia Nashville.
2. What About Georgia?
3. Greyhound Bound For Nowhere
4. New Strings
5. I Can’t Be Bothered
6. Bring Me Down
7. Me And Charlie Talking
8. I Wanna Die
9. Love Is Looking For You
10. Mama, I’m Alright
11. There’s A Wall
12. Love Your Memory
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (released May 1, 2007) Columbia Nashville.
1. Gunpowder & Lead
2. Dry Town
3. Famous In A Small Town
4. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
5. Love Letters
7. More Like Her
9. Guilty In Here
10. Getting Ready
11. Easy From Now On
Revolution (released October, 2009)
1. "White Liar"
2. "Only Prettier"
3. "Dead Flowers"
4. "Me & Your Cigarettes"
5. "Maintain The Pain"
6. "Airstream Song"
7. "Makin' Plans"
8. "Time To Get A Gun"
9. "Somewhere Trouble Don't Go"
10. "The House That Built Me"
11. "Love Song"
12. "Heart Like Mine"
13. "Sin For A Sin"
14. "That's The Way The World Goes 'Round"
15. "Virginia Bluebell"
*singles in bold