Looking Back on Miranda Lambert’s Beautifully Sad Hit, ‘The House That Built Me’

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A song that had a hand in building Miranda Lambert‘s decorated career, “The House That Built Me” is officially six years old on Feb. 12, 2010.

The song, which was originally intended for Lambert’s former husband, Blake Shelton, served as the third single off the third album, Revolution, for the six-time Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards and Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Female Vocalist of the Year.

Notably Lambert’s fastest rising single, the ballad about returning to a childhood home to relish in the memories one last time soared to the Top 20 within eight weeks of its release. Never faltering during its uphill climb, Lambert achieved her first No. 1 single (U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs) with “The House That Built Me”, holding the coveted chart position for four consecutive weeks.

The success of Lambert’s acclaimed track extended far beyond that of the charts, as it was also her second single to be certified platinum by the RIAA, later winning her the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the 53rd annual awards show. The track also resulted in Lambert winning ACM Awards for Song of the Year, Single of the Year, and Video of the Year, as well as CMA Awards for Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year.

To date, Lambert’s most successful single has sold over 2,240,000 copies, ultimately securing double platinum certification.


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Looking Back on Miranda Lambert’s Beautifully Sad Hit, ‘The House That Built Me’