21 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About…Miranda Lambert

  1. Finished third on the singing competition show “Nashville Star” in 2003
  2. Sings back-up on Blake Shelton’s hit “Home,” which was his country remake of the Michael Buble pop hit
  3. Was named after her Irish-immigrant grandmother, Lucy-Miranda
  4. Her mother and father were private investigators
  5. Walked out of her first Nashville recording session because they wanted her to record pop songs
  6. Asked her dad to teach her to play guitar so she could write music she wanted to perform and record
  7. Her first album “Kerosene” debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Album chart, and sold more than a million copies
  8. Wrote her hit “Gunpowder and Lead’ while taking a concealed handgun class
  9. Rolling Stone said in their review of her album “Revolution”:  “Lambert remains country’s most refreshing act, and not just because she makes firearms seem like a matter-of-fact female accessory.”
  10. Received a record setting nine CMA Award nominations in 2010 (won Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year) and has won more career CMA Awards than any female artist
  11. A “Law and Order: SVU” groupie, she made her acting debut on the show in 2012 and only wanted to be on the show to get the stars’ autographs
  12. Created the group The Pistol Annies which featured herself, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley.  Their first album debuted at #1 on the country charts
  13. After dating five years, Blake Shelton waited to propose until he asked for her father’s blessing
  14. She wore her mother’s wedding dress and got married to Blake Shelton in front of 550 guests including Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Cee Lo Green, Martina McBride, and Dierks Bentley
  15. Won her fifth consecutive ACM Female Vocalist of the Year award in 2014, the record for most consecutive wins in that category
  16. Became the first woman to win CMA Album of the Year twice and first woman to win five consecutive CMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards
  17. Shops for clothes at Target and Forever 21 and buys makeup at Walgreens
  18. Favorite color is pink and prefers her handbags and sunglasses to be in that color
  19. Listens to Beyonce and Brittney Spears when working out
  20. Favorite drink is what she has named the “Mirandarita” which is a Bicardi Light with Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade and a splash of Sprite Zero.
  21. Has a pet rescue charity called Muttnation Foundation

5-Time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert will be performing January 17 at Nationwide Arena with special guests Justin Moore, Raelynn and Jukebox Mafia.  For more information, go to www.NationwideArena.com

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