“The House That Built Me”:
Born November 10, 1983 in Longview, Texas, Miranda Leigh Lambert recently celebrated her four week run at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart with her tearjerker “The House That Built Me,” a song originally meant for Blake Shelton, that can be found on her Revolution album, was her first Number One Hit, and makes the daughter of Richard and Beverly Lambert cry every time she hears it play because it brings back memories of the despair her family experienced losing a home they built with their own two hands, all their worldly possessions, and the homelessness that went along with it.
Lambert’s love of Country music began after she attended a Garth Brooks concert when she was nine years old and started singing in local talent contests. At the age of sixteen Lambert appeared on the Johnny High Country Music Review in Arlington, Texas, and was offered a four song Nashville Demo recording session, but left the studio becoming aggrevated with the “Pop” sound of the music, returning to Texas to learn how to play the guitar and write her own songs. Influenced by Merle Haggard and Emmylou Harris Lambert led the Reo Palm Isle Ballroom Band in Longview, that has showcased major Acts such as Willie Nelson, Bob Wills, Elvis Presley, and Brooks and Dunn, was in a Ruffles potato chips commercial, performed a small role in the motion picture Slap Her She’s French, played with her band Texas Pride, recorded her own CD and traveled around Texas promoting it on local radio stations, dropped out of high school to pursue her musical career, appeared on the 2003 television program Nashville Star, placing third, and signed her first major recording contract with Epic Records.
Released March 15, 2005, and containing her first Hit song “Me And Charlie Talking,” Kerosene possessed eleven songs written by Lambert including “Greyhound Bound For Nowhere,” “What About Georgia,” “New Strings,” “There’s A Wall,” “Love Your Memory,” and the title cut that various Critics referred to as “torch stuff,” with “down-to-earth sincerity,” and having a “unique musical style”.
Inspired by her Private Investigator parents, and released May 1, 2007, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend contained Lambert’s first Top Ten Hit “Gunpowder & Lead,” “Famous In A Small Town,” “More Like Her,” “Easy From Now On,” “Getting Ready,” and other songs relating violence of revengeful women on ex-lovers, and was named the 2008 Academy of Country Music’s Album of the Year.
Released September 29, 2009 Revolution, with fifteen tracks, featured the Hits “White Liar,” “The House That Built Me,” “Dead Flowers,” and “Only Prettier,” the song “Time To Get A Gun,” the Lady Antebellum-members Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley co-written track “Love Song,” John Prine’s “That’s The Way The World Goes ‘Round,” and “Maintain The Pain,” a duet with Blake Shelton who the Singer became engaged to on May 9, 2010. Lambert promoted the album on the television shows The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night With David Letterman, Good Morning America, and by performing all the songs in album order at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Lambert has won the 2005 Cover Girl Fresh Face of Country Music Award, the 2007 Academy of Country Music Top New Female Vocalist Award, the 2008 Academy of Country Music Album of the Year Award, the 2009 Academy of Country Music Album of the Year Award, the 2009 Academy of Country Music Video of the Year Award, the 2010 CMT Music Female Video of the Year Award, the 2010 MusicRow Song of the Year Award, and is the third female Country Performer to have three records debut Number One on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.
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