1. Miranda Leigh Lambert is an American country music singer and songwriter 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.
2. Lambert made her debut with the release of “Me and Charlie Talking”, the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene.
3. This album, which was certified Platinum in the United States, also produced the singles “Bring Me Down”, “Kerosene”, and “New Strings”.
4. All four singles were top 40 hits on Billboard Hot Country Songs.
5. Although the title track failed to make top 40, the next three singles were top 20 hits, with “Gunpowder & Lead” becoming her first top 10 country hit in July 2008.
6. Five singles were released from the album, including two Number One hits: “The House That Built Me”, which spent four weeks at the top; and “Heart Like Mine”.
7. Lambert has also been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards.
8. Lambert also collaborated with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley in the side project Pistol Annies.
9. In July 2015, Lambert and Shelton announced the end of their marriage.
10. Miranda Leigh Lambert was born November 10, 1983 and was raised in Lindale, Texas.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. While still in high school, Lambert made her professional singing debut with “The Texas Pride Band”. 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.