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.
Country Music Memories: Miranda Lambert Signs With Epic Records
On Sept. 15, 2003, Lambert signed a record deal with Epic Records, a few months after coming in third on 'Nashville Star'.
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Miranda Lambert Posts Patriotic Photo to Mark 9/11 Anniversary
"I'll never be able to comprehend why."
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A photo gallery of country stars' yearbook pictures.
How Miranda Lambert's Brother Is Helping Her to Be an LGBTQ+ Ally
"I know I am uneducated, but I am full of love," Lambert states.