Twenty seven year-old Grammy Award-winning artist, Miranda Lambert fell in love with music at a young age and was determined to one day be a part of the country music world. Growing up in rural Texas, Miranda watched her parents lose everything when their private investigation business went under, causing the Lamberts to live completely off their land.
Starting out just shy of 18, Miranda hit the East Texas bar scene playing gigs at a variety of rough and tumble watering holes. Having to deal with local drunks and barely making ends meet, Miranda was determined to make her mark in a “man’s world.” But in 2003, her big break came when she tried out for the new reality TV series “Nashville Star,” landing third place and a potential record deal. With the possibility of stardom so close, Miranda kept her tough Texan attitude as she rose to the top, demanding artistic control of her debut album “Kerosene.” Miranda delivered the label what she promised, hitting the country music charts at #1 and followed that success with a second album that did exactly the same thing, all by the age of 25.
Even with her fast-paced rise to the top, Miranda found time to fall in love with fellow country star, Blake Shelton. In February 2011, the country music couple celebrated Miranda’s success as she received her first Grammy Award for “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” for “The House That Built Me” off her third and must successful album to date “Revolution.”
Viewers watching this episode of “Behind The Music” will get the exclusive first look at interviews with loving husband, Blake Shelton, Miranda’s parents Rick and Bev, “Nashville Star” judge Tracy Gershon, former Sony Nashville head Joe Galante, music legend Loretta Lynn and fellow country music stars Sheryl Crow, Kenny Chesney and Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum.
I’ve added 18 MQ photos of Miranda and Blake the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Enjoy the new photos!
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Yesterday (May 22) Miranda and her new husband Blake Shelton performed at the Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville, TN where Reba McEntire, Jean Shepard and Bobby Braddock were inducted.
In honor of Braddock, they sang the George Jones and Tammy Wynette hit Golden Ring, which Braddock wrote with Rafe Van Hoy.
So far only one photo from the event has surfaced.
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Miranda will be on the new season of Vh1’s Behind The Music series! The series places its generality on documentation of musical artists or groups whom are interviewed and discuss how their careers became successful and what hardships they undertook. No date on when Miranda’s will air yet!
VH1’s “Behind the Music” is continuing its resurgence with a new season of the revived documentary series.
Launching at 10 p.m. June 29 with an episode dedicated to rapper Missy Elliott, the series will continue its brand of intensely personal narratives, paired with never-before-seen footage from the featured artists and interviews from those who know them best.
Elliott, who stepped away from the spotlight in recent years, address rumors about her weight and opens up about being sexually molested as a young child.
“Missy was great and very candid,” said Brad Abramson, series executive producer. “She talked for the first time about her [near fatal bout with] Graves disease, which she’s been battling for the last few years, and spoke in detail about the sexual abuse she experienced as a child.”
Beside Elliott, the season also includes Ice Cube, Miranda Lambert, Mary J. Blige, Enrique Iglesias, Adam Lambert and Ricky Martin.
More details from Blake and Miranda’s have emerged check them out below!
When Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert tied the knot on May 14 at the 125-acre Don Strange Ranch outside San Antonio, Tex., they definitely did it their way — as detailed in the new issue of Us Weekly, out now.
Standing on a cowhide rug beneath an arch made of antlers, Shelton, 35, and Lambert, 27, (clad in her mother’s wedding dress and custom Casadei cowboy boots) exchanged vows during an emotional ceremony in a lantern-lit barn.
Other unforgettable accents for their special day? A brown wedding cake (meant to look like worn leather) accented by hot pink icing, a four-pound brooch bouquet made of costume jewelry, a reception hall decked out with hunting and fishing gear and more.
“They wanted it to reflect their personalities — old fashioned, laid-back and fun,” wedding planner Kathy Best (and Lambert’s publicist) tells Us.
Want to know how they pulled it off? Check out the full list of Shelton and Lambert’s wedding dream team below!
Here’s a sneak peek of what you can see in Miranda’s issue of US Weekly out this week! Her second dress (Priscilla of Boston Vineyard) is beautiful! I think she could have walked down the aisle in that dress also!
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Miranda Lambert didn’t call in any special favors when the time came to select a dress for her May 14 wedding to Blake Shelton, her beau of five years.
Instead, the 27-year-old “House That Built Me” singer exchanged her vows in the same simple ivory wedding gown her mother had worn more than three decades earlier.
“My parents have been married for 33 years, so this dress is already a good-luck charm,” the bride tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands now). Keeping with her Southern roots, Lambert paired the gown with custom-made Casadei cowboy boots. (Lambert’s bridesmaids wore Old Gringo boots and custom-made gowns by Priscilla of Boston’s Mark Bower.)
Shelton, 34, choked back tears as Lambert’s dad gave her away. “I couldn’t get over how beautiful she was,” he tells Us.
Lambert turned heads again when she changed into a short, strapless silk shantung Priscilla of Boston dress for the reception. “I’m married to my best friend!” Lambert told Us after the ceremony. “Looking forward to a lifetime of laughter.”
For more details on the couple’s romantic “I Do’s” — including their star-studded guest-list, their savory dinner menu, and their honeymoon plans — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, out now!