Miranda Leigh Lambert born November 10, 1983 is an American singer and songwriter. Outside her solo career, she is a member of the Pistol Annies alongside Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. Lambert has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards.
Lambert’s debut album Kerosene (2005) was certified Platinum in the United States, and produced the singles “Me and Charlie Talking”, “Bring Me Down”, “Kerosene”, and “New Strings”. All four singles reached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was released in early 2007. Three of its singles (“Famous in a Small Town”, “Gunpowder & Lead”, and “More Like Her”) peaked within the top 20 on the country songs chart, with “Gunpowder & Lead” becoming her first top 10 entry in July 2008. Her third album, Revolution, was released in September 2009. Two of its songs – “The House That Built Me” and “Heart Like Mine” – topped the Hot Country Songs chart.
2011’s Four the Record, included the singles “Baggage Claim”, “Over You”, “Fastest Girl in Town”, “Mama’s Broken Heart”, and “All Kinds of Kinds”. Lambert released her fifth album, Platinum, in 2014. The record won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album, and the album’s lead single “Automatic” reached top 5 on the Country charts. Her sixth studio album, The Weight of These Wings, was released on November 18, 2016, and subsequently certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Miranda Leigh Lambert was born November 10, 1983, to Rick and Bev (née Hughes) Lambert in Longview, Texas, and was raised in Lindale, Texas. She was named after her great-grandmother, Lucy Miranda. She has one younger brother, Luke Lambert. She has English, Irish and Native American ancestry.
Her parents met while Bev was attending camp at Southern Methodist University, and Rick was an on-campus undercover narcotics officer, and they got together a few years later. Rick is a former Dallas police officer who played in a country-rock group called Contraband in the 1970s.Rick and Bev later became private detectives, and even worked on the high profile case of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. At the age of 6, Miranda began helping with some of the cases. After the oil crisis killed the economy in Texas, her family lost everything.
After the downturn, things got better and her parents began a faith-based ministry and offered their home as a shelter for the victims of domestic violence and their children. Miranda has said that this experience fueled her music and that her song “Gunpowder & Lead” is a reflection of that.
While still in high school, Lambert made her professional singing debut with “The Texas Pride Band”. She also fronted the house band at the Reo Palm Isle in Longview, Texas, a long-running venue that had presented legends such as Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson, and the place where Brooks & Dunn started out as the house band.
“Automatic,” the lead single from Lambert’s fifth studio album, Platinum, was released on February 5, 2014, to praise from music critics. The album, containing 16 songs, was released on June 3, 2014. The album’s second single, “Somethin’ Bad”, is a duet with Carrie Underwood and was debuted on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18. The album’s third single, “Little Red Wagon”, was released to country radio on January 12, 2015. The album’s fourth single, “Smokin’ and Drinkin'” released to country radio on June 22, 2015.
In March 2016, Lambert made her first ever performances outside the US and Canada as one of the headliners of C2C: Country to Country, Europe’s biggest country music festival, which saw Lambert play in England, Scotland and Ireland alongside Dwight Yoakam, Thomas Rhett and Ashley Monroe. On July 18, 2016, Lambert released “Vice” to country radio and digital outlets. Written by Lambert, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, it was her first song released since Platinum. In September, Lambert announced her sixth studio album, The Weight of These Wings, which was released on November 18, 2016. She was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on Forever Country, a mash-up track of “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, “On the Road Again” and “I Will Always Love You” which celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards. Shortly after the release of The Weight of These Wings, the Highway Vagabond Tour was announced and began on January 24, 2017. These will be Lambert’s first live shows since she was put on mandatory vocal rest and was forced to cancel her Keeper of the Flame Tour in 2016. This tour will encompass the USA, Canada and will be her first solo shows in Europe, seeing her return to England, Ireland, Scotland and, for the first time, the Netherlands.
In 2016, Lambert paid $3.4 million for a 400-plus acre farm, with three residences, near Primm Springs, Tennessee.Following her divorce, Lambert also retained ownership of a suburban mansion in Nashville, Tennessee, purchased in 2013 for $2.258 million.
Lambert is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and obtained her first handgun license when she was 22.
In 2006, Lambert began dating singer Blake Shelton. They got engaged in May 2010 and were married on May 14, 2011, at the Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas. On July 20, 2015, the couple announced that they were divorcing after four years of marriage.
In December 2015, it was confirmed that Lambert was dating R&B singer Anderson East; they met at Nashville’s Live on the Green Music Festival in September of that year. In April 2018, it was confirmed that Lambert and East had broken up months earlier after two years of dating. Lambert started dating Turnpike Troubadours frontman, Evan Felker, in February 2018. His estranged wife, Staci, has alleged that he left her suddenly to be with Lambert.. They broke up in August 2018