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Miranda Lambert

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Miranda Lambert grew up singing in Texas before catching Nashville’s attention as a teenager. But she didn’t like the pop direction they tried to push her in, so she learned guitar, began writing her own songs and self-released her self-titled debut album in 2001.

That auspicious start – taking charge of her own destiny – set the stage for what followed. Lambert’s sophomore album, and major label debut, Kerosene arrived in 2005, quickly topping Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and eventually going platinum. 

It would take one more album, 2007’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend for Lambert to earn her first Academy of Country Music Award – for Top New Female Vocalist. 

Lambert has gone on to release a number of additional solo albums, including 2020’s best-selling album Wildcard, which won the Grammy for Best Country Album. She’s also co-formed the supergroup Pistol Annies, with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, recorded the campfire collaboration The Marfa Tapes with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.

She even become the first female artist to open her own bar in downtown Nashville, appropriately called Casa Rosa (or Pink House).

A commercial and critical success, Lambert’s gutsy attitude comes across in her tell-it-like-it-is songwriting, which has garnered Grammys, CMA Awards for Album of the Year, and led to her being named Female Vocalist of the Year at the ACM Awards more times than any other female artist. 

  • Full name: Miranda Lambert
  • Born: November 10, 1983
  • Hometown: Longview, Texas
  • Genre: Country
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Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs and Darius Rucker are set to headline when the event returns in March 2022.

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By Holler , March 8, 2022

Miranda Lambert picks up her first Entertainer of the Year trophy, and Lainey Wilson bags the award for New Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, while Carly Pearce wins twice

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Whether you’re celebrating with friends or drowning your sorrows, a drunk can always count on country music. So raise a glass to the songs that have stuck around, even when you ended up drinking alone. Here are 15 essential country songs to sip along to.

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By Ciara Bains, February 11, 2022

The event will livestream on March 7 from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, exclusively on Prime Video

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By Hal Horowitz, May 4, 2021

The Marfa Tapes is the rawest – and some might say most real - recording you’ll get from this trio - and it's all the better for it. Its unembellished sound and scruffy methodology is a quality we don’t have enough of in today’s often excessively tweaked and overly polished fare.

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Are we drunk or is he drunk? Are you drunk? We really don’t know what’s going on anymore. Time we called it a night. Happy World Cocktail Day!

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Florida Georgia Linotype? Chalkboard Psychopath? Holler investigates ten of the most widely used font styles in country music to discover the secrets behind the typefaces. Here are 10 fonts and the truth.

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With their first Christmas record, the Pistol Annies are barely containing their festive joy - and who are we to complain?

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By Holler , November 18, 2021

Here's to a tough-as-nails traditionalist and feminist icon.

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Miranda Lambert's New Song is Heartbreaking

By Holler , May 19, 2021

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By Zoe Hodges, April 29, 2021

The film will air on May 8th on Miranda Lambert’s facebook page and will be available for 24 hours.

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Miranda Lambert, The Highwomen and Billy Strings all win big on the star-studded night.

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By Zoe Hodges, March 11, 2021

They have announced a list of stellar artists set to record new appearances, including a number of 2021 Grammy Nominees.

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By Zoe Hodges, March 4, 2021

Lambert took to social media today to announce that she’s been working on a project called ‘The Marfa Tape’ with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.

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Miranda Lambert Is Teasing A New Album

By Zoe Hodges, March 2, 2021

Lambert took to social media on Monday to hint to fans that she’s working on something new.

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Miranda Lambert And Elle King Share New Duet ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)’

By Zoe Hodges, February 26, 2021

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Miranda Lambert Announces Three Socially-Distanced Live Shows

By Zoe Hodges, February 11, 2021

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