Miranda Lambert was born November 10, 1983, in Lindale, TX, a small town about 80 miles east of Dallas, the daughter of country guitar player and songwriter Rick Lambert (her mother, Bev, ran a detective agency). Growing up in a house dedicated to country music, she began entering country talent contests when she was 16, and appeared as part of the Johnny High Country music Review in Arlington, TX.
Lambert learned to play guitar and immediately began writing her own songs, continuing to enter talent contests (one led to her appearing in a potato chip ad and a part in the 2001 teen comedy Slap Her She’s French). At 17 (while still in high school) she formed the Texas Pride lineup and began gigging professionally, and later in 2001, with financial help from her father, she put forth an independent CD, Miranda Lambert, that showcased her songs, two of which, “Texas Pride” and “Somebody Else,” actually entered the Texas material charts.
In 2003 she finished first in the Texas auditions for the Nashville Star tv show, moving to Nashville to appear on it, eventually finishing third in the competition, which led to a recording contract with Sony. Still only 21 years old, her first major-label single, “Me and Charlie Talking,” was issued in 2004, and the consequent album, Kerosene, for which Lambert wrote or co-wrote ten of the 11 tracks, appeared in 2005 on Epic Records, came by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2007. Revolution was put forth in 2009.