Miranda Lambert - Country Singer

By: Allison A.

Career Biography

Born on November 10, 1983 in Longview, Texas, Miranda grew up in small town known as Lindale. In that small town, her parents ran private detective agency, her father was also a guitarist and songwriter, she grew up around great country music. At age 10, Miranda had entered her first country talent show. Inspired by a strong singer and song writer, like Emmylou Harris, Miranda began to write her own songs while learning to play the guitar from her father. At age of 17, she started her own band which was called "Texas Pride". Also, Miranda graduated school early to pursue her singing dream.

Miranda's family did support her efforts, helping to pay and promote her first recording, this took place in 2001. 2 years later, she got a big break when she had passed auditions for a country music reality TV show, "Nashville Star". She then moved to the country music capital for competing to win a recording contract. Although she did not win, she still got a major label contract with Sony Music.

Finally, in 2004, Miranda released the single "Me and Charley Talking". This song was a tale of 'puppy love'. This single was followed by her first major album, "Kerosene", which came out in 2005. After the release of this, she went on tours with other country singers like George Strait and Keith Urban. Kerosene received many positive reviews from several sources, she also earned lots of award nominations from the Academy of Country Music, like the "Top New Female Vocalist" award. The following year, she did win the award.

2007 was when she had another hit album, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and it was at the top of the Country album charts. This album also brought in lots of positive attention and earned the "Album of the Year" award. She had also received a Grammy Award nomination for the single, "Kerosene". In 2009, her third album came out, "Revolution". This album showed more of her romantic side.

In 2011, Miranda teamed up with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Pressley. This trio AKA Pistol Annies, released the hit song "Hell on Heels". Except, Miranda continued her success by being a solo act. This same year, she released another album of hers "Four the Record".

Miranda has remained one of the most popular in country music. 2013 was the year when she won big at the ACMA's. She took home two awards home; one for her song "Over You" and winning "Female Vocalist of the Year"! She won "Female Vocalist" award again that same year at the CMA's.

In 2014, she released her latest album "Platinum" which has a lot of hit songs; "Automatic" and "Somethin' Bad". Recently, in 2015 (this year), she won a Grammy for "Best Country Album". Miranda Lambert is one of the most popular country singers in all of history.

Other Facts

  • She's a country girl (born and raised)
  • Favorite color is pink
  • Loves listening to music
  • Loves to hunt
  • Has her own horse
  • Volunteers with the Mutt Nation Foundation
  • Is married to Blake Shelton (a famous country singer) since 2011

Miranda Lambert's First Single: "Me and Charlie Talking"

Miranda Lambert - Me and Charlie Talking