Now that Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are engaged, there is much going well in Miranda Lambert‘s life. And even though Blake Shelton is likely cause for most of the smiles (I’m sure he’d jokingly say as much), there is much else giving Miranda reason to smile even bigger these days. Her latest album Revolution recently won Album of the Year at the ACMs. This was her second such award in two years. Her 2008 album Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won the same award. The second win put her in a class of her own as the only female artist to win the award twice.
But there is something else happening in Miranda’s career right now that probably has her smiling the most…
Miranda Lambert’s current single The House That Built Me has been rising the country single’s chart faster than any of her previous releases. Miranda is now on her third album. Her albums have been huge sellers. Her debut album has sold over 1 million copies while her next two albums have both sold over 500,000 copies. But on her first two and a half records her singles seemed to always stall out just shy of the top ten. The biggest hit on her debut album was Kerosene, which peaked on #15 on the singles chart. On her second album Miranda finally cracked the top ten Gunpowder & Lead, which made it to #7.
Miranda had commented in a few interviews that she was disappointed with the ultimate heights her singles were reaching on the charts. She thought that maybe some of the material was a little too edgy for the charts, but thought other songs like Famous In A Small Town were perfect songs for country radio (Famous peaked at #14 in 2007).
But now there is much reason for Miranda to smile. The House That Built Me is currently in the top five after only a few weeks on the chart and the single appears destined for the #1 slot. After the success of the single White Liar (#2 peak in 2009) it looks like Miranda is finally finding her place at the top of the country singles chart. And country music is better off as a result.
Miranda Lambert has made the music she’s wanted to make with her first three albums. She’s sold millions of albums, millions of concert tickets, and she’s won numerous awards. Now she’s finally getting DJ’s and radio listeners to play and request her songs. It’s a major step for any artist as the reward of having your songs played on the radio is perhaps the best award a country artist can win.
So if you’re a big Miranda Lambert fan call those radio stations and help her get her first #1 hit.