Miranda Lambert's childhood was anything but conventional. Raised by private investigator parents in Lindale, Texas, she became enthralled with country music after attending a Garth Brooks concert as a child. After recording a few demos in Nashville as a teenager, Lambert was inspired to learn to play guitar; her father taught her the instrument so she could accompany herself. The budding songstress graduated from high school early in order to pursue her music career, releasing a self-titled independent album in 2001 and coming in third on 'Nashville Star' in 2003. Lambert released her major-label debut, 'Kerosene,' in 2005 and gained acclaim for her insightful storytelling and ability to balance commercial success and critical acclaim. In 2018, she became the most-awarded artist in ACM history with a total of 31 wins. In addition to her solo country career, Lambert is a member of trio the Pistol Annies, along with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. Lambert is also an entrepreneur -- she owns a boutique and a winery -- and head of her animal-centric non-profit, the MuttNation Foundation.
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She did come close, though.
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It's pretty clear she has everyone's respect.
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The Paramount+ documentary will follow Lambert, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram through the recording process.
Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town Reignite Bandwagon Tour
The Cadillac Three will support all of the dates.
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The singer's anthem of love and acceptance is featured in the new season of 'Queer Eye,' filmed in her home state of Texas.
Jon Randall + Jack Ingram Talk Grammy-Nominated 'The Marfa Tapes'
They both understand how important the nomination is.
Miranda Lambert's Partnering With 'Queer Eye' for a New Song
Lambert's song, 'Y'all Means All,' celebrates this season of the show, which was filmed in her home state of Texas.
Miranda Lambert Brings Christmas Cheer to Shelter Pets
The singer's MuttNation foundation partnered with Tractor Supply to gift some much-needed supplies to animal shelters.
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