Honorary Membership Status Officially Awarded to
Country Superstar Miranda Lambert
by the official members of AirplayExpress on this the 24th day of July 2016
Miranda Lambert was born on November 10, 1983, in Longview, Texas. Her family helped to finance her first recording in 2001. Lambert later became a contestant on Nashville Star. She finished as second runner-up, but landed a contract with Sony Music. Her major label debut album Kerosene (2005) went platinum
Commercial Success: Debuting at the top of the country music charts, Kerosene surprised some listeners with its fiery lyrics. “I don’t write about angels, Jesus, happy days, kids. I grew up on drinkin’, cheatin’, love gone bad,” she once explained. Clearly, her songs struck a chord with the music-buying public—the album sold more than 900,000 copies. Also a hit with critics, Kerosene earned several positive reviews from a variety of sources, from Rolling Stone to the New Yorker magazine. Lambert earned several award nominations from the Academy of Country Music, including for top new female vocalist. The following year, she did win the ACM Award. In 2007, Lambert had another hit album on her hands. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend started out at the top of the country album charts and reached as high as number six on the Billboard 200 charts. The title track became a popular hit and anthem of sorts for former girlfriends everywhere. “Gunpowder & Lead” tells the story of a woman seeking to kill her abusive significant other. On the other side of spectrum, Lambert appears unusually vulnerable on “More Like Her.” She also reflects on her love of rural life in “Famous in a Small Town.” Along with being a strong seller, the album has brought Lambert a lot of positive critical attention. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won an ACM award for album of the year, and Lambert earned the ACM Award for top new female vocalist. Lambert also received a Grammy Award nomination (best female country vocal performance) for her single “Kerosene.” At the 2008 ACM Awards,Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won album of the year.
Recent Albums: For 2009’s Revolution, Lambert seemed to find her romantic side with such songs as “Making Plans” and “Love Song”; she worked on the No. 1 country album with fellow country star Blake Shelton. Later in 2011, Lambert teamed up with Angaleena Pressley and Ashley Monroe. The trio, known as Pistol Annies, released the hit album Hell on Heels that September. Lambert continued with her success as a solo act as well, releasing Four the Record that same year. Lambert has remained one of country music’s most popular stars. In 2013, she was one of the big winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert took home two awards for her song “Over You” and was named female vocalist of the year. Lambert’s winning streak continued that November. At the CMA Awards, she was named female vocalist of the year. Lambert continues her reign as one of country’s most popular performers. In 2014, she released Platinum, which featured such hit tracks as “Automatic” and “Somethin’ Bad.” The record also earned several CMA Awards, including single of the year and album of the year, and won a Grammy in 2015 for Best Country Album.
Personal Life: Lambert married Blake Shelton in May 2011, and they became one of country music’s most popular power couples. Throughout their marriage, the couple deflected persistent rumors about troubles in their relationship.
Divorce: In July 2015, Lambert and Shelton announced they were getting divorced after four years of marriage. “This is not the future we envisioned,” Lambert and Shelton said in a statement. “And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”
Miranda Lambert Officially An Honorary Member Of AirplayExpress