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Old 04-16-2009, 05:59 AM
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Miranda Lambert Campaign Thread ~ Because we could always use more like her

by Christy (just_like_you)

She was born on November 10, 1983, a native of Lindale, Texas. Miranda's dad, Rick, was the one that taught her to play the guitar when she came home sick of the pop-country songs she was given in a demo recording session; she set out to write her own. Lambert first found fame on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, finishing third place in the competition. A result she has described as a blessing. “I was hoping not to win,” she once said. “The winner had to go in right after the contest and make a record in a couple of weeks, and I wasn’t ready.” Instead, she got the best of both worlds – Columbia Nashville signed her to a deal, but she had the time and opportunity to make the album that she really wanted to make.

Miranda proved to be more than karaoke competition singer with Kerosene, where her confidence and firepower were evident. It debuted at number one on the country charts, and went on to earn Lambert nominations for the CMA’s Horizon Award and the ACM’s Top New Female Vocalist Award (which she won). It also earned her a Grammy nomination. The album since then, has been certified platinum and produced four top 40 singles on the country charts. Most impressive, though, was the fact that Lambert, still a teenager, had written or co-written eleven of Kerosene’s twelve songs, which had the authentic feel of old-school, take-no-prisoners country music.

The follow up album “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” proved that her early success was not just a fluke. The songs reveal a blossoming songwriter whose gifts continue to expand, as well as a singer with impeccable taste in material. Miranda again wrote or co-wrote the bulk of the album’s songs – eight of the eleven tracks As of April 4, 2009 the album has almost reached platinum status selling over 700,000 copies and had put out 4 top 50 tracks. Rolling Stone gave the album the 27th spot on their list of top 50 album of 2007 and the title track came in at number 28 on the RS list of top 100 best songs of 2007. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” also won Album of the Year at the 2008 ACM awards.

Despite her accomplishments, Miranda is still considered very underrated by many. Some say it's due to her tough girl attitude or the fact that she still has a country twang in her voice. But praises have also come her way for keeping her style more traditional.

“I’m usually the girl who won’t take any crap, but that’s not realistic all the time.” The results illustrate the depth of a genuine artist, and point to Miranda Lambert’s true potential as a career artist – the kind everyone thinks the music industry doesn’t make anymore.

Some might be able to belt out with their vocal skills, some can crank out beautiful lyrics, and others can rock on on the guitar, but there aren't too many who can do all three things, and do them well. She’s laying all of her cards on the table, and she’s got one hell of a winning hand.

her music.
Kerosene (2005)
1. Kerosene
2. What About Georgia?
3. Greyhound Bound for Nowhere
4. New Strings
5. I Can't Be Bothered
6. Bring Me Down
7. Me and Charlie Talking
8. I Wanna Die
9. Love Is Looking for You
10. Mama, I'm Alright
11. There's a Wall
12. Love Your Memory

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007)
1. Gunpowder & Lead
2. Dry Town
3. Famous in a Small Town
4. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
5. Love Letters
6. Desperation
7. More Like Her
8. Down
9. Guilty in Here
10. Getting Ready
11. Easy from Now On

Untitled (2009)
This is an album Miranda's currently working on,
with the possible release date in September. The first
single off this album is called 'Dead Flowers', a song
she debuted at the 2009 ACM awards, going to radios,
and available for download on May 12th.

her fans.
+ Its_Tay37 (Taylor)
+ just_like_you (Christy)
+ YoursToHold (B)
+ then you must kiss me (Ellie)
+ danielle002
+ bokayjunkie (Nikka)
+ hockeycanada87 (Jordyn)
+ bestwriter101 (Izzy)

arts & icons


by Ellie (then you must kiss me)

~ if you have any artwork/icons or would like to be added the fans list, just post in the thread or PM the starter ~

"She's somebody that I'm constantly in awe of the
things that she does and says and the way she looks.
It just doesn't get old to me."

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