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Miranda Lambert is a Grammy Award-winning country music star and singer-songwriter. Her 2005 major label debut album, Kerosene, went platinum.
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Also a hit with critics, Kerosene earned several positive reviews from a variety of sources, from Rolling Stone to the New Yorker magazine. Lambert earned several award nominations from the Academy of Country Music, including for top new female vocalist. The following year, she did win the ACM Award.
Lambert had another hit album on her hands. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend started out at the top of the country album charts and reached as high as number six on the Billboard 200 charts. The title track became a popular hit and anthem of sorts for former girlfriends everywhere. "Gunpowder & Lead" tells the story of a woman seeking to kill her abusive significant other. On the other side of spectrum, Lambert appears unusually vulnerable on "More Like Her." She also reflects on her love of rural life in "Famous in a Small Town."
Along with being a strong seller, the album has brought Lambert a lot of positive critical attention. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won an ACM award for album of the year, and Lambert earned the ACM Award for top new female vocalist. Lambert also received a Grammy Award nomination (best female country vocal performance) for her single "Kerosene." At the 2008 ACM Awards, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won album of the year.
For 2009's Revolution, Lambert seemed to find her romantic side with such songs as "Making Plans" and "Love Song"; she worked on the No. 1 country album with fellow country star Blake Shelton, who she would marry in May 2011.
Later in 2011, Lambert teamed up with Angaleena Pressley and Ashley Monroe. The trio, known as Pistol Annies, released the hit album Hell on Heels that September. Lambert continued with her success as a solo act as well, releasing Four the Record that same year.
Lambert has remained one of country music's most popular stars. In 2013, she was one of the big winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert took home two awards for her song "Over You" and was named female vocalist of the year.
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