Born:Nov 10, 1983 (age 34)
Styles:Contemporary country, pop-country
Miranda Lambert paved her own way to country stardom by using her fierce energy and songwriting skills to carve out her own spot in the mainstream. She managed to walk away from a runner-up spot on the 2003 singing competition Nashville Star as an even more driven and hungry artist. Her 2005 debut album Kerosene introduced her as a talented female songwriter who had a story to tell. By the time she released her 2007 follow-up, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, it was clear that she was a force to be reckoned with.
Since then, Lambert has provided a stream of hits that have earned her many accolades, including a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance on “The House That Built Me” in 2011. Her fame continued to blossom alongside her marriage to fellow country star Blake Shelton, which lasted from 2011 to 2015. Her next two records, Revolution and Four the Record supplied multiple number one hits, while her side project Pistol Annies earned her even more acclaim and credibility as an artist. Her 2014 album, Platinum, has been celebrated for its hit tracks “Automatic”, “Little Red Wagon”, and the duet with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad.”
In 2016, the country singer released her highly-anticipated double-album The Weight of These Wings. The lead single, “Vice,” was written by Lambert, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne and made it to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song earned nominations from the 2017 CMT Music Awards, 2017 CMA Awards and the 2017 Grammy Awards. The Weight of These Wings also won the Album of the Year Award at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards.
That same year, Lambert was one of the dozens of country stars featured in “Forever Country,” a star-studded mashup of “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, “On the Road Again” and “I Will Always Love You” recorded to celebrate the Country Music Association’s 50th anniversary.