One of the top contemporary country music artists, Miranda Lambert began her career as a contestant on the popular music competition show Nashville Star. Though she could not win the competition, her appearance earned her enough attention and paved the way for her debut in the music industry. With hit albums such as Kerosene and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the young singer shot to stardom and has not looked back since.
Lambert is today regarded as an unconventional country music artist, a gifted songwriter and hit touring act. She is now gearing up for the Livin’ Like Hippies Tour, Miranda Lambert tickets for which are in high demand. Get yours here today before they sell out.
Miranda Leigh Lambert was born in Longview, Texas, on November 10, 1983. She was raised in a small town, Lindale, where her parents ran a private investigating agency. Miranda’s father was a songwriter and guitarist who played as part of a local country band, Contraband. She grew up listening to country music legends such as Guy Clark and Merle Haggard. Miranda’s interest in country music due to her family was hence inevitable.
The first time Lambert participated in a talent music show was at the age of ten. Her budding music career gained momentum when she performed at a weekly variety show, Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue in Arlington, Texas. The program was known to have helped launch the careers of numerous country musicians including Lee Ann Womack and LeAnn Rimes.
Soon Miranda Lambert began writing songs and learnt to play the guitar from her father. She formed her own band, Texas Pride, when she was only seventeen years old and by 2002, had become a popular act in the Texas country music circuit, playing gigs at various local restaurants.
The Big Break
In 2003, Miranda Lambert auditioned for the country music reality show, Nashville Star and having passed the audition moved to the music city to try her luck. The winner of the show was entitled to a recording contract among many other prizes. Although she finished as the second runner-up, her performances received much praise and attention, including that of Tracy Gershon who got Lambert to sign a deal with Sony Records. Her contract with the label marked the beginning of a career that contributed several classics to the country genre.
Lambert’s first single Me and Charlie Talking was a tale of puppy love. Released in 2003 via Epic Records, it was a modest hit. The song was co-written by Lambert and her father and appeared as the lead single on her debut studio record, Kerosene in 2005. The album comprised a total of twelve tracks, eleven of which were co-written by the singer herself. Kerosene debuted to a tremendous response, reaching the number one spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and earning Lambert a nomination at the Grammys.
Following the success of her debut studio album, the singer hit the road with renowned music acts such as Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith and George Strait. This earned Lambert much exposure and confidence to perform in a live setting.
Soon she began working on her second record, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which hit the shelves in May of 2007. Whereas the title track resonated well with former girlfriends everywhere, Gunpowder & Lead was a song about a woman who intends to shoot her abusive husband. Comprising a variety of songs, the record turned out to be massive hit and won Lambert an ACM Award in the category of Album of the Year.
Her following studio effort, Revolution, brought forth a more romantic side of Lambert with songs such as Love Song and Making Plans. The record consisted of fifteen songs, eleven of which were written by Lambert. Its second single White Liar was the singer’s first song to reach the top 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
In 2011, Lambert joined hands with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley to form the group Pistol Annies. The trio soon treated fans with a hit record titled Hell on Heels. Meanwhile, Lambert continued with her endeavors as a solo artist and released another smash hit album, Four The Record, in November, 2011. Five of the album’s singles reached the top of the music charts.
Miranda Lambert’s latest studio record, The Weight of These Wings, came out in November of 2016 and met a positive response from fans and critics alike. It topped the Billboard Country Albums chart and also won the Album of the Year honor at the 2017 ACM Awards. The album has been named among the best country records of 2016 by a number of renowned music publications.
Awards & Achievements
One of the top country performers today, Miranda Lambert has numerous awards and accolades to her name. She won the Cover Girl Fresh Face of Country Music honor at the 40th annual ACM Awards, held in Las Vegas in 2005.
The singer has so far received a total of twelve Grammy nominations and won the coveted award twice.
She is the first female music artist to win the Album of the Year CMA Award twice. Besides, in 2017, Lambert set the record of winning the Female Vocalist of the Year ACM Award eight consecutive times.
Miranda Lambert Tour Tickets
The country crooner is all set to start the New Year with a road trip. The name of the tour, Livin’ Like Hippies Tour has been taken from the lyrics of Lambert’s song Highway Vagabond from her latest platinum selling album, The Weight of These Wings.
The tour will have the singer perform in 23 cities including San Diego, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Kansas City and Atlanta among others. Jon Pardi will be joining the singer as a guest act on all dates. Besides a number of music artists including Brent Cobb, Charlie Worsham, Turnpike Troubadours, Ashley McBryde, Lucie Silvas and Sunny Sweeney will be performing on select dates.
So, check out the itinerary and purchase Miranda Lambert tour tickets here for the show you want to attend.