And The GRAMMY Went To ... Miranda Lambert
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 13 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Track: "The House That Built Me" (iTunes>)
Artist: Miranda Lambert
Won for: Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Previous wins: None
Did you know?: When songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin co-penned "The House That Built Me," they originally sent it to Miranda Lambert's fellow GRAMMY nominee and fiancé Blake Shelton. After hearing the words to the song Lambert was brought to tears and said, "That's my story." Shelton gave the song to Lambert and her performance took it straight to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart and No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song garnered Douglas and Shamblin nominations for Song Of The Year and Best Country Song at this year's 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, and earned Lambert a Best Country Album nomination for Revolution. The album reached No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart. Lambert performed "The House That Built Me" on this year's GRAMMY telecast, and was introduced by Shelton.
Growing up in a country music home in Lindale, Texas, Lambert auditioned for reality TV show "Nashville Star" in 2003 and finished third in the competition, landing her a recording contract with Sony Music Entertainment. She released her debut album Kerosene in 2005, topping Billboard's Country Albums chart and cracking the Top 20 on the Billboard 200. Two years later she released Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, again topping the Country Albums chart. This year marked Lambert's fourth nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, and her first win.
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