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The House That Built Me
Miranda Lambert's tough-talking songs about real people and real problems, coupled with serious guitar playing and songwriting skills, have made her a country star. But the feisty singer/songwriter got her start growing up in a country music home in Lindale, Texas, where she began entering music competitions at age 16. Lambert auditioned for reality TV show "Nashville Star" in 2003 and finished third in the competition, helping to land her a recording contract with Sony Music Nashville. She released her debut album, Kerosene, in 2005, topping Billboard's Country Albums chart and cracking the Top 20 on the Billboard 200. The album's title track earned Lambert her first career GRAMMY nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
Lambert's sophomore effort, 2007's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and was followed by 2009's Revolution, which landed at No. 8 on the strength of the Top 40 hits "White Liar" and "The House That Built Me." The latter song earned Lambert her first career GRAMMY for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
In 2011 Lambert married fellow country singer Blake Shelton and released her fourth album, the appropriately titled Four The Record. The album received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album and became her highest charting album to date, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with the Top 50 hits "Over You" and "Fastest Girl In Town." Lambert teamed with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley in 2011 to form the female country trio Pistol Annies, with whom she released the Top 5 album, Hell On Heels, and the sophomore follow-up, 2013's Annie Up.