CMT is bringing Miranda Lambert through South Carolina and the superstar is ready to make a stop at the SC State Fair in Columbia. Miranda has been on tour in support of her third CD ‘Revolution’, which has launched the former third place finisher in the inaugural season of Nashville Star to superstardom.
Miranda Lambert came on the Nashville scene shortly after Nashville Star (before NBC trashed the show) with her debut CD ‘Kerosene’. It was obvious from the start that this little girl from the sticks had as much fire and spark in her as a 310 MPH Top Fuel dragster. Her debut releases ‘Me and Charlie Talking’ and ‘Kerosene’ climbed to #27 and #39 respectively on Billboards Country Songs Chart, and the CD debuted at number one, fluctuating up and down as high as #11 in the 103 weeks its spent on the charts.
The little girl with the Barbara Mandrell look and the coal miner’s daughter attitude of Loretta Lynn had showed Nashville a bit of what was to come. She was nominated for The Country Music Associations' Horizon Award in both 2005 and 2006 and 'Kerosene' was nominated for Female Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year in 2006.
In 2007, Miranda still wasn’t getting the attention she deserved, overshadowed by the explosion of Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, but the release of ‘Crazy ex-Girlfriend’ showed everyone a little more of what this Texas girl was all about. The song ‘Gunpowder and Lead’ climbed as high as #7 on the charts and Miranda was finally recognized by the Academy of Country Music, The Country Music Association and The Grammy’s with Best Female Vocalist Nominations. She brought home the Top New Female Vocalist Award that year.
In 2008, she brought home the ACM Award for Album of The Year while ‘Crazy Ex Girlfriend’ hung around on the Billboard charts throughout the year, climbing as high as number 10 on the Country album charts in the 100 plus weeks it spent on the charts. With ‘Revolution’, Miranda Lambert’s third release, she show no signs of slowing down and finally reached number on both the singles and album charts with songs like ‘White Liar’, ‘The House That Built Me’ and her latest release ‘Only Prettier’.
Finally in 2010, with her marriage to Blake Shelton looming in the near future, Miranda Lambert is getting the attention she deserves and has emerged from behind the shadows of the ‘pop’ style country that has dominated the radio in recent years. Lambert is the top nominee in the Country Music Association Awards set for November 10, 2010. She has been nominated for Female vocalist of the year, two nominations for Single of the year, Album of the year, Song of the year (two songs nominated, only one written by Miranda), two nominations for Music Video of the year, and the Big Daddy of them all Entertainer of the Year.
Don’t miss the octane fueled firecracker of a performer on the Pepsi Grandstand on October 15 at 7pm. Tickets are only $15. Seriously, FIFTEEN BUCKS!!! Opening for Miranda Lambert will be newcomers Eric Church and Josh Kelley who I am positive will be receiving some awards of their own in the near future.