Born in 1983 on November 10, Miranda Leigh Lambert grew up in Lindale, Texas with her mother and father who ran a private investigator business. Her father contributed a great deal to Miranda; it was he who was the first performer in the family. He wrote lyrics for and dabbled in country music. When Miranda was nine, a Garth Brooks concert inspired her to become a country performer herself.
At sixteen, Lambert was quite accomplished and appeared in Arlington, Texas at the Johnny High Country Music Review. This was where she got an offer and signed a record contract, however, she did not care much for the kind of music she was expected to sing and left Nashville to go back home. She wanted to perform music she liked, so her dad taught her to play the guitar.
Even before graduating high school, Miranda was singing regularly in Longview, Texas at the Reo Palm Isle Ballroom. In 2003, Miranda placed third in competition for "Nashville Star," which was good enough to influence Epic Records to give her a recording contract. At that point, she was able to do the type of music she wanted, and she released her first album in 2005 entitled "Kerosene." Her debut single from the album was "Me and Charlie Talking," and it was followed by three more from the album, "New Strings," "Bring Me Down," and the title song for the album. All four singles were top 40 hits on the country charts.
In 2007, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" was her second album and with it came her first Top 10 hit "Gunpowder & Lead." Two other songs on the second album made the Top 20 country hits list, but the third album produced the first #1 single for Lambert. Of the five singles released from "Revolution, two have made it to the top spot, "Heart Like Mine," and "The House That Built Me."
Lambert has recently appeared with Angaleena Pressley and Ashley Monroe, calling themselves Pistol Annies. In 2011, she married Blake Shelton who is a successful country singer himself.