Miranda Lambert’s Revolutionary Recording Plan

When Miranda Lambert won Album of the Year from the Country Music Association last week, it represented a huge amount of support within the industry for the creative results in Revolution. But her creative success is also a result of the changes she made in her approach to the work. Miranda had plenty of time to cut her first album, but when it came time to do her second, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, her life had become a bit of a blur. She had to fit the recording sessions in between a bunch of tour dates, and the whole process was completely stressful. Read More

You Say You Want a Revolution: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Own CMAs

In a night that was short on surprises, Blake Shelton had one big moment that injected a shocking new name into the proceedings at the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards and helped keep some parity in his future family. As expected, Blake’s fiancee, Miranda Lambert, won Album of the Year from the CMA for Revolution, and she added to her first-time haul by picking up Female Vocalist and the Music Video trophy, for “The House That Built Me.” Not surprisingly, Blake’s “Hillbilly Bone,” a collaboration with Trace Adkins, also swiped the Musical Event of the Year. But when Blake took Male Vocalist of the Year in the show’s final hour — well, who the heck saw that coming? Certainly not Blake, who stood in a surreal state of disbelief before he stomped up the steps at the Bridgestone Arena to claim his prize. Read More

Miranda Lambert’s World Is Aligned

If Miranda Lambert is unhappy at the moment, it’s her own fault. She’s got a ton of stuff going for her — her Revolution album just went platinum, she’s engaged to fellow singer Blake Shelton and she’s got nine nominations for next month’s Country Music Association Awards. It appears Miranda does indeed understand just how fortunate she is, and her hot streak has her energized. Read More

Chris Young, Miranda Lambert Pals Awarded

Chris Young was named Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, the Zac Brown Band took Breakthrough Artist and four people associated with Miranda Lambert’s current hit won producer and songwriter honors as Music Row magazine handed out its 22nd annual awards Thursday during a ceremony at BMI’s Nashville office. Chris rearranged his travel plans to attend the event, where he played an acoustic version of “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” which became his first Top 10 hit as a writer. He told the crowd of several hundred people that he used to visit BMI when he was in his teens with an eye toward finding someone — anyone — who might write with him. Read More

Miranda Lambert Makes Herself at Home at No. 1

Miranda Lambert’s single “The House That Built Me” is taking up semi-permanent residence at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart as it spends a second week at No. 1. It’s a great moment for Miranda, who had a tough time just cracking the Top 10 with songs from her first two albums. Following on the heels of “White Liar,” she’s now had two that have peaked at No. 1 from her current album Revolution. The public isn’t alone in its praise of “House.” When Billboard asked four different songwriters what song they wished they’d written, each of them cited “The House That Built Me.” And Miranda’s heard about the performance from several of her artist peers. Read More