Country artist Miranda Lambert is currently performing across the country on the "Platinum" tour. Shortly after the tour wraps up this summer, she'll embark on the "Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars" tour in the fall of 2015. Don't miss out on seeing one of country music's biggest stars. Find your Miranda Lambert tickets today on TicketNetwork.com!
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Miranda Lambert was born on November 10, 1983, in Longview, TX, and was raised in Lindale, TX. Miranda was your typical southern gal growing up. Her father Rick taught her how to shoot a gun and hunt at an early age. Miranda appreciated her father's love for country music and was always nearby when he sang and performed. He encouraged her to follow her dreams of becoming a singer/songwriter. As a child Miranda performed at talent contests and when she grew older she started her career singing at local restaurants.
Lambert was first discovered on the 2003 season of the reality television program Nashville Star. She signed with Epic Records shortly after she finished in third place. In 2004 Lambert released her first album titled Kerosene. This album exposes love gone wrong in the form of 12 songs, 11 of which she co-wrote. Miranda later explained that she came about the theme of the album not through her own life experiences but through viewing others. John Metzger of Music Box says that Kerosene has an infectious folk-pop sound. Her debut single, "Me and Charlie Talking," ranked #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts.
In the spring of 2007 Lambert released her second album, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrunke. The first track of the album, "Gunpowder & Lead," with its outlook on plotting revenge on a cheating ex-lover, was popular with fans. Her inspiration for the single was triggered when Lambert was taking a concealed handgun class in Lindale, TX. Her parents were both private investigators and at times Lambert was exposed to harsh crime scene murders schemed between ex-romantics.
My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend showed Miranda's reckless side but also publicized her sweet side with songs including "Desperation" and "More Like Her." After the release Lambert told Young Money Magazine her feelings regarding her second album compared to her first, that, "I definitely put more of myself out there on this one."
In 2008 Miranda was ranked #90 on the 100 Greatest Women of Country Music by Country Universe. One year later Lambert released Revolution, which featured co-writers Blake Shelton, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley. Rolling Stone Magazine, reviewing the album, wrote, "Lambert remains country's most refreshing act, and not just because she makes firearms seem like a matter-of-fact female's accessory." The single "The House That Built Me" won a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, this song reminded her of the house that molded her into who she is today and of all the memories she made growing up there.
In November of 2011 Lambert released her fourth album Four the Record. The first single off the album, "Baggage Claim," is a kiss-off to an ex-lover by sending him packing with his emotional baggage. According to Lambert, "It's the grooviest song I've ever recorded. It makes you want revenge and want to dance all at the same time."
As of 2015, Lambert has released six studio albums, most recently Platinum in 2014. She is currently performing at venues across the country on the "Platinum" tour, which began in the summer of 2014 and will wrap up a year later in July 2015. In the fall of 2015 she's embarking on the "Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars" tour, which was also the name of her 2010 tour.
Lambert supports many charities including Clothes Off Our Back, Heroes in Heels, Wish Upon A Hero Foundation, and the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, which supports top medical scientists who search for cures for cancers in woman and also helps prevent violence against women by giving grants to shelters and outreach programs.