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Miranda Lambert

Background information
Birth name Miranda Lambert
Born November 10, 1983 (1983-11-10) (age 24)
Origin Lindale, Texas, Flag of the United States USA
Genre(s) Country music
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) Rhythm guitar, vocals
Years active 2001–present
Label(s) Epic Records, Columbia Records

Miranda Lambert (born November 10, 1983 in Longview, Texas) is an American country singer/songwriter who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, a talent show on USA Networks. Signed to Columbia Records in 2004, Lambert made her debut on the Billboard country music charts that year with the release of "Me and Charlie Talking", the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene. Her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was released in 2007. Image File history File linksMetadata Miranda_lambert. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Lindale is a town in Smith County, Texas, United States and part of the metropolitan area of Tyler, TX. The population was 2,954 at the 2000 census. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Longview is a city in Texas, United States, located between Dallas, TX and Shreveport, LA. The population was 73,345 at the 2000 census, but a 2005 estimate placed the citys population at 75,609. ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Nashville Star is a television program broadcast on the USA Network in the United States and CMT in Canada. ... The USA Network is a popular cable TV network based in the United States with about 87 million household subscribers as of 2003. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Kereosne is the debut solo album by country singer Miranda Lambert, released on March 15, 2005. ... Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a concept album the second solo album by American country singer Miranda Lambert. ...


To date, Lambert has charted six singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, in addition to recording two studio albums. Kerosene has also received a platinum certification by the RIAA for selling one million copies in the United States. Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The RIAA Logo. ...

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Biography

Miranda Lambert was born in Longview, Texas and grew up in Lindale, Texas. Her parents were private investigators. At a young age, Miranda herself gained an interest in country music after attending a Garth Brooks concert. She soon began singing in talent contests under the tutelage of her father, who was also a country music artist. Longview is a city in Texas, United States, located between Dallas, TX and Shreveport, LA. The population was 73,345 at the 2000 census, but a 2005 estimate placed the citys population at 75,609. ... Lindale is a town in Smith County, Texas, United States and part of the metropolitan area of Tyler, TX. The population was 2,954 at the 2000 census. ... A private investigator, private detective, PI, or private eye, is a person who undertakes investigations, usually for a private citizen or some other entity not involved with a government or police organization. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ...


At age sixteen, Lambert began appearing on the Johnny High Country Music Review in Arlington, Texas, the same show that helped launch the career of LeAnn Rimes. Lambert quickly landed a recording session in Nashville, but left the studio after she became frustrated with the "pop" sound of music.[citation needed] Upon returning to Texas, Lambert began writing songs and taking guitar lessons from her father. Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ... Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is an American country music singer and occasional Songwriter. ... Nashville redirects here. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ...


While still in high school, Lambert made her professional singing debut. She fronted the house band at the Reo Palm Isle Ballroom in Longview, Texas, a long-running venue that has showcased Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson. Longview is a city in Texas, United States, located between Dallas, TX and Shreveport, LA. The population was 73,345 at the 2000 census, but a 2005 estimate placed the citys population at 75,609. ... Elvis redirects here. ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ...


Music career

Beginnings

In 2003, Lambert auditioned for the talent competition Nashville Star, eventually becoming a third-place finisher on the show. On September 15, 2003, she signed with Columbia Records; her debut single, "Me and Charlie Talking" (co-written by her father), was released in summer of 2004 as the lead-off single to her debut album. Titled Kerosene, Lambert's first album comprised twelve songs, eleven of which she co-wrote. The album debuted at Number One on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts, and eventually gained a platinum certification by the RIAA for sales of over one million. Overall, the album produced four Top 40 singles on the Billboard country charts. Lambert also toured with Keith Urban and George Strait in early 2006. Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ... Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967, New Zealand), is a New Zealand country music singer. ... George Harvey Strait, (born May 18, 1952), is an American country music singer. ...


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Lambert's second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was released on May 1, 2007. She wrote eight of the album's eleven tracks, including its first single, "Famous in a Small Town", her highest-charting single to date.


In 2005, at the 40th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Miranda won the Cover Girl Fresh Face of Country Music Award. She was also nominated for the Country Music Association's Horizon Award in 2005; in 2007, Lambert also received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her single "Kerosene". She also won the Best New Female award at the 2007 ACM (Academy of Country Music) Awards. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ...


Discography

Albums

Year Album US Country US 200 RIAA Certification
2005 Kerosene 1 18 Platinum
2007 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 1 6

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Singles

Year Title US Country US Hot 100 US Pop 100 Album
2005 "Me and Charlie Talking" 27 Kerosene
"Bring Me Down" 32
"Kerosene" 15 61 82
2006 "New Strings" 25 125
"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" 50 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
2007 "Famous in a Small Town" 14 87
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Awards

Year Award Category
2005 Country Music Association Horizon Award - Female (Nominated)
2007 Grammy Awards "Best Female Country Vocal Performance" - "Kerosene" (Nominated)
Academy of Country Music" "Best New Female Artist (Won)
"Female Vocalist of the Year" (Nominated)
Country Music Association "Female Vocalist of the Year" (Nominated)

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Touring

Miranda's road band consists of the following:


Band

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Touring personnel

  • Jordan Powell - tour manager
  • Brian Jenkins - production manager, lighting director
  • Jason Macalick - front of house engineer
  • Chris Newsom - monitor engineer, stage manager
  • Tony Boykin - personal trainer, production assistant
  • Crysta Lee - merchandise manager
  • Delilah - bus dog, canine diva
  • Ballz - mascot

References

  1. ^ "Band Bios" mirandalambert.com

External links

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GRAMMY.com (1040 words)
Lambert, who has a younger brother, began singing seriously enough that her parents took her to Nashville to record a demo when she was 17.
Lambert's father, Rick, says it was important to his daughter that she wasn't singing someone else's words.
Lambert was one of the top three finalists (and also met friend and co-writer Travis Howard, another contestant on the show) but didn't win the 2003 contest.
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