Miranda Lambert Has ‘Built’ Another No. 1 Hit
In addition to celebrating her recent engagement to Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert can now also toast to the second No. 1 hit of her career, as 'The House That Built Me' reaches the top spot on the country singles charts this week.
Miranda told The Boot earlier this year that 'House' was originally pitched to Blake. "We heard it together," she says. "My reaction was just crying for two hours. He probably felt, 'just take whatever you want' because I was saying, 'When I grew up, my dog ...' [fake sobbing], and I was telling him all these stories. That song just does that to you. And I said, 'I love this song,' and he said, 'I've never seen anyone have a reaction to a song like that, just from first listen. Do you want that song?' And I said, 'Yeah, I really do want it.'"
'The House That Built Me' was written by Tom Douglas, who scored recent chart toppers for Lady Antebellum ('I Run to You') and Tim McGraw ('Southern Voice'), and Allen Shamblin (co-writer of numerous hits including Randy Travis' 'He Walked on Water,' Mark Wills' 'Don't Laugh at Me,' and John Michael Montgomery's 'Life's a Dance'). Fans of all ages have been giving positive feedback on the song since its release in March.
"I had a house, just like everybody had a house, where I grew up that I thought about while writing this song," Tom Douglas tells The Boot. "I had somebody tell me a couple of weeks ago with tears in her eyes, 'I didn't have that house that you're describing in the song, but that's the house that I'm going to build for my family and for my children. I want them to have those memories.'"
'The House That Built Me' is Miranda's second consecutive No. 1. Her previous single, 'White Liar,' topped the charts last year.