Miranda Lambert
Country music artist
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Leigh Shelton-Lambert is an American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records. Lambert made her debut with the release of "Me and Charlie Talking", the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene. This album, which was certified Platinum in the United States, also produced the singles "Bring Me Down", "Kerosene", and "New Strings".
Biography
Miranda Lambert's personal information overview.
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Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert lead ACM nominations
LATimes - 4 days
The nominations for the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards have been announced, and the early favorite looks to be Keith Urban. The Australian singer leads the field with seven nominations, including for the major categories of album of the year, entertainer of the year and male vocalist of the...
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Miranda Lambert drank 'a little extra' after split
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Hit Nashville songwriter Natalie Hemby jumps into spotlight with 'Puxico'
Huffington Post - 26 days
You may not have heard of Natalie Hemby, but you have heard her songs. Call her a 19-year overnight success. Miranda Lambert's "White Liar" was co-written with Hemby, who also co-wrote Lady Antebellum's hit "Downtown" with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally and Little Big Town's "Pontoon" with Laird and Barry Dean. She's also sung backup with Lambert and written songs with Kacey Musgraves and Lori Mckenna. A Nashville native (a bit of a rarity these days) and country music writing staple, Hemby finally released her first solo album, "Puxico," earlier this month. It's already receiving a lot of buzz, including on NPR here. And this week "Puxico" hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart making Hemby the only female solo artist on the list. Puxico, population 871, is the name of her father's hometown in Missouri and the place where Hemby spent her childhood summers playing on her grandparent's farm, spending time with people who loved her and establishing her mus ...
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17 Albums Turning 10 In 2017
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Ah, 2017. Another rotation around the sun, another year where we can marvel at just how far off the mid-aughts feel. The era where we donned low-waisted jeans, ironic graphic tees and Livestrong bracelets seems to be more and more of a distant memory. As all living creatures age, so does the music we listened to. Here are 17 hit albums turning a decade old in the coming year.   Rihanna, “Good Girl Gone Bad” She kindly requests that you shut up and drive. LCD Soundsystem, “Sound of Silver” How we all learned to say, “New York, I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down.”  Radiohead, “In Rainbows” One of the first albums to be digitally released for free (or, rather, “pay what you wish”). Kanye West, “Graduation” That’s how long he’s been on ya. Fall Out Boy, “Infinity on High” All we can say is thnks fr th mmrs, Fall Out Boy. Avril Lavigne, “The Best Damn Thing” Hey, hey! You, you! She don’t like your girlfriend! T-Pain, “Epiphany” ...
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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele
Huffington Post - 3 months
Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.  Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.  Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.  Head over to Grammy.com for a full list of all the nominations for 2017: Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele Lemonade — Beyoncé Purpose — Justin Bieber Views — Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson   Song Of The Year: “Formation”— Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles, Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé) “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) “I Took A Pill In I ...
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Miranda Lambert Mixes Assertiveness With Vulnerability On Her New Record
NPR - 3 months
Lambert's new release features 24 songs on 2 CDs. Critic Ken Tucker calls The Weight of These Wings a collection that "keeps on giving the deeper you get into it."
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Miranda Lambert: Everything I have to say is on my record
Fox News - 3 months
Miranda Lambert won't be talking directly about everything she's gone through over the past year she says all she needs to say on her new album, "The Weight of These Wings."
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Metallica and Miranda Lambert release new albums as double discs
Yahoo News - 3 months
Sound Bites: Metallica, Miranda Lambert and Bruno Mars finally release their new albums for everyone -- even CD shoppers -- to hear.
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Miranda Lambert's 'The Weight of These Wings' Inspired by Her Father - Taste of Country
Google News - 3 months
Taste of Country Miranda Lambert's 'The Weight of These Wings' Inspired by Her Father Taste of Country Hot off the release of her new album, The Weight of These Wings, on Friday (Nov. 18), Miranda Lambert is opening up about the story behind the striking title that was inspired by her dad, Rick Lambert. Her father is also a singer-songwriter. “He ... Miranda Lambert Reflects Blake Shelton On 'The Weight Of These Wings' Album; Writes About Divorce?Gamenguide Miranda Lambert Goes Home Again on 'The Weight of These Wings': Critic's TakeBillboard Weekend Rock Question: What Is Miranda Lambert's Best Song?RollingStone.com E! Online -Slate Magazine -NPR -Los Angeles Times all 61 news articles »
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Music Review: 'The Weight of These Wings,' Miranda Lambert
NPR - 3 months
Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new album from one of country music's biggest stars, Miranda Lambert.
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On 'The Weight Of These Wings,' Miranda Lambert Improvises A Life
NPR - 3 months
With a new double album, the country star stands at the center of her own story. Insistently personal and empathetic, it's her most cohesive release yet.
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Count your blessings: Miranda Lambert and Sting will perform on 'Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS'
LATimes - 3 months
Get ready to make some room at your Thanksgiving table for some musical guests. Multi-Grammy winner Sting and country superstar Miranda Lambert have been tapped to perform at this year’s “Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS.” The special will also include performances by the casts of the Broadway musicals...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Miranda Lambert
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 32
    In September, Miranda announced that her sixth studio album, The Weight of These Wings, will be released November 18, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details She was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on "Forever Country", a mash-up track of Take Me Home, Country Roads, On the Road Again and I Will Always Love You which celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards. In 2009, Lambert and two other singers, became the new faces of Cotton Inc.’s revived “The Touch, The Feel of Cotton” campaign. She has appeared in ads to promote cotton, and the website features a free download of the full version of her song, "Fabric of My Life."
    On July 18, 2016, Lambert released "Vice" to country radio and digital outlets.
    More Details Hide Details Written by Lambert, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, it's the first song released since Lambert's 2014 album, Platinum.
    As of April 2016, Lambert has won seven consecutive Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year awards, giving her the record for most consecutive wins in that category.
    More Details Hide Details As of November 2015 she became the first woman to have won the Country Music Association Awards' Album of the Year twice. Headlining Co-headlining Opening Lambert's road band consists of the following:
    In 2016, Lambert paid $3.4 million for a 400-plus acre farm, with three residences, near Primm Springs, Tennessee.
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  • 2015
    Age 31
    In December 2015, it was confirmed that Lambert is dating R&B singer Anderson East; they met at Nashville's Live on the Green Music Festival in September of that year.
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    Ram and Lambert will continue to work with each other in 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 30
    In November 2014, Lambert’s partnership with Chrysler's Ram trucks was announced.
    More Details Hide Details Under the partnership, Ram gave Lambert a customized 1500 Laramie Longhorn which she auctioned off, with proceeds going to Lambert’s Muttnation Foundation which betters the lives for shelter animals.
    In December 2014, Lambert’s line of shoes and boots were released at DSW.
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    "Automatic," the lead single from Lambert's fifth studio album, Platinum, was released on February 5, 2014, to praise from music critics. The album, containing 16 songs, was released on June 3, 2014. The album's second single, "Somethin' Bad", is a duet with Carrie Underwood and was debuted on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18.
    More Details Hide Details The album's third single, "Little Red Wagon", was released to country radio on January 12, 2015. The album's fourth single, "Smokin' and Drinkin'" released to country radio on June 22, 2015.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 29
    Following her divorce, Lambert also retained ownership of a suburban mansion in Nashville, Tennessee, purchased in 2013 for $2.258 million.
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  • 2012
    Age 28
    In 2012, Lambert made her acting debut on NBC's long-running legal drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in an episode titled "Father's Shadow".
    More Details Hide Details Lambert later told CMT News she was a big fan of the show: "I never wanted to act. I still don’t. I don’t want to be an actress. I just wanted to be on that show mainly so I could be a groupie their autographs."
    On October 23, 2012, Lambert and Dierks Bentley announced the co-headlined 33-show Locked & Reloaded Tour, beginning on January 17, 2013.
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    Late in 2012, Lambert appeared on Shelton's Christmas album Cheers, It's Christmas, to which she contributed guest vocals on a version of "Jingle Bell Rock".
    More Details Hide Details Lambert recorded a song for The Hunger Games soundtrack (The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond), called "Run Daddy Run" featuring The Pistol Annies. The soundtrack was released on March 20, 2012.
  • 2011
    Age 27
    On April 4, 2011, during the taping of the Academy of Country Music's 'Girls' Night Out' television special in Las Vegas, Lambert debuted her new project, girl group Pistol Annies. The group consists of Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley. They released their single, "Hell on Heels," in May 2011, and released their debut album, Hell on Heels, on August 23, 2011, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's country chart.
    More Details Hide Details Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker said the trio "is good enough to recall those transcendent moments of vocal harmony the Dixie Chicks used to hit every few months." A second Pistol Annies album, Annie Up, was released in May 2013. This album produced the group's first country chart entry with "Hush Hush". The Pistol Annies are also one of many acts featured on Blake Shelton's 2013 single "Boys 'Round Here", which went to number 1 on Country Airplay. They had previously accompanied Shelton on a rendition of "Blue Christmas" on Cheers, It's Christmas.
    Lambert's fourth studio album, Four the Record, was released on November 1, 2011; her first album for RCA Nashville, after Sony Music Nashville announced a corporate restructuring.
    More Details Hide Details Four the Record produced five singles: "Baggage Claim", "Over You", "Fastest Girl in Town", "Mama's Broken Heart", and "All Kinds of Kinds". "Over You", which Lambert and Shelton co-wrote, reached number 1 in early 2012.
    It became Lambert's second Number One hit on the country charts for the chart dated May 28, 2011.
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    On February 13, 2011, Lambert won a Grammy Award in the Best Female Country Vocal Performance category for "The House That Built Me."
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    From 2011 to 2015, Lambert was married to fellow country singer Blake Shelton.
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  • 2010
    Age 26
    She performed at the 44th Annual Country Music Association Awards on November 10, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details She won the CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, and her Revolution won Album of the Year. Lambert and Sheryl Crow performed "Coal Miner's Daughter" as a tribute to country legend Loretta Lynn, who also entered the stage to join them and finished the song with Crow and Lambert as backup. Later that night, Lynn presented the Female Vocalist of the Year CMA award to Lambert.
    On September 1, 2010, it was announced that Lambert had received a record-setting 9 CMA award nominations.
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    In promotion of Revolution, Lambert launched a headlining tour; Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars in March 2010, with stops in 22 cities and a performance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
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    In December 2010, "Only Prettier" reached a peak of number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, giving Lambert her seventh Top 20 hit. "Heart Like Mine" was released in January 2011 as the fifth and final single from Revolution.
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    In February 2010, "White Liar" became Lambert's first Top Five hit, reaching a peak of No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. "The House That Built Me," the album's third single, was released on March 8, 2010 and became a No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
    More Details Hide Details It stayed there for four weeks, and received platinum certification from the RIAA on July 8, 2010. "Only Prettier" followed as the album's fourth single in July 2010 and its accompanying music video went viral. The music video for "Only Prettier" featured cameo appearances by fellow country artists Kellie Pickler, Laura Bell Bundy, and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum.
  • 2009
    Age 25
    Lambert released her third album, Revolution, on September 29, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details She co-wrote 11 of the album's 15 tracks; the album also includes co-writes from Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton. Revolution received significant critical praise on its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 85, based on 11 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim". Rolling Stone magazine praised the album saying, "Lambert remains country's most refreshing act, and not just because she makes firearms seem like a matter-of-fact female accessory." Entertainment Weekly said, "She's found stylistic shades of songwriters twice her age " and the album is " a portrait of an artist in full possession of her powers, and the best mainstream-country album so far this year." Boston Globe commented that “Revolution’’ is the sound of Miranda Lambert coming into her own." Slant magazine praised the album saying, "Miranda Lambert expands on her fascinating, fully realized artistic persona "
    Lambert debuted her new single, "Dead Flowers", at the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2009. It was released on May 4, 2009, and was a minor Top 40 hit on the charts. The album's second single, "White Liar", was released on August 17, 2009, and debuted at No. 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
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  • 2007
    Age 23
    She also won the Top New Female Vocalist award at the 2007 ACM (Academy of Country Music) Awards.
    More Details Hide Details At the 2008 ACM (Academy of Country Music) Awards, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won Album of the Year.
    Lambert's second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was released on May 9, 2007.
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    In 2007, she toured with Dierks Bentley and Toby Keith.
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  • 2006
    Age 22
    In 2006, Lambert began dating fellow country singer Blake Shelton. They became engaged in May 2010 and were married on May 14, 2011 at the Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas. On July 20, 2015, the couple announced that they were divorcing after four years of marriage.
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    Lambert also toured with Keith Urban and George Strait in early 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 21
    She was also nominated for the Country Music Association's Horizon Award in 2005; in 2007, Lambert also received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her single "Kerosene".
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  • 2004
    Age 20
    Her debut single, "Me and Charlie Talking" (co-written by her father and Heather Little), was released in summer of 2004 as the lead single to her debut album. Titled Kerosene, Lambert's first album comprised 12 songs, 11 of which she wrote or co-wrote. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts, and eventually gained a Platinum certification by the RIAA for shipments of over one million copies, selling more than 930,000 copies up to July 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Overall, the album produced four Top 40 singles on the Billboard country charts, including the title track which was a Top 20 hit.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2003
    Age 19
    On September 15, 2003, she signed with Epic Records.
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    In 2003 she auditioned for the talent competition Nashville Star, where she earned a third-place finish behind Buddy Jewell and John Arthur Martinez.
    More Details Hide Details She performed in many places such as The Tap in College Station, Texas, when she was 18.
  • 2002
    Age 18
    In 2002, Dusty Meador hired Miranda to perform at Tye Phelps' country music restaurant and venue "Love And War in Texas", Miranda and her father, Rick, met entertainment attorney Rod Phelps who had been instrumental in getting Garth Brooks, Chris Cagle and Rory Lee Feek to move to Nashville and helping them get recording and writing deals.
    More Details Hide Details Phelps was impressed with the Lamberts and sent letters and demos to producer and record executive Mark Wright and Garth's manager, Bob Doyle. Their positive responses induced Miranda to return to Nashville.
  • 2000
    Age 16
    She went back to Texas in 2000 and asked her dad to teach her how to play guitar, so she could write her own songs.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    Miranda Leigh Lambert was born November 10, 1983 in Longview, Texas and was raised in Lindale, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details She was named after her great-grandmother, Lucy Miranda. Her father, Rick Lambert, was a police officer who played in a country-rock group called Contraband in the 1970s. He later became a private investigator in partnership with Miranda's mother, Beverly. She has Irish and Native American ancestry. While still in high school, Lambert made her professional singing debut with "The Texas Pride Band". She also fronted the house band at the Reo Palm Isle in Longview, Texas, a long-running venue that had presented legends such as Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson, and the place where Brooks & Dunn started out as the house band. At 16, Lambert appeared on the Johnnie High Country Music Revue in Arlington, Texas, the same talent show that had helped launch the career of LeAnn Rimes. Lambert then acquired a recording session in Nashville, Tennessee, but left the studio after she became frustrated with the "pop" type of music presented to her.
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