Country music standout Miranda Lambert first enchanted the public during her time on the reality singing competition Nahsville Star in 2003 and solidified her place in country music with her 2005 major label debut album, Kerosene, which went Platinum. Though her time in the limelight has spanned over a decade, there is still some mystery left when it comes to the fiery Texan! Let’s check out 15 of her lesser-known facts!
1) Miranda Lambert experienced homelessness as a child.
When her parents’ private investigation business faltered, the family was forced to relocate to a quaint farmhouse on her uncle’s property. It needed a lot of help, but the family worked hard to make it livable. Eventually, the property inspired Lambert’s delivery of hit song ‘The House That Built Me.’
Her stint on Nashville Star— where she placed third— opened her eyes to fashion.
3) She was named after her great-grandmother, Lucy Miranda.
She also touts Irish and Native American ancestry.
4) Lambert always has a box cutter near her while on stage.
She’s ready when an irritating beach ball comes her way. Yes, she HATES beach balls that much.
5) In middle school, she was voted “Most Likely to Become a Country Singer.”
Those kids were onto something…
6) Miranda used to collect bells — now she collects salt and pepper shakers.
Her favorite set —a ’55 Chevy with an Airstream—was a gift from a fan.
7) She has owned her ’55 Chevy stepside truck nicknamed “Tammy” since she was 17-years-old.
It’s one thing she will never ever sell. It makes the perfect puppy hauler…8) Lambert recorded her first demo at 16-years-old but felt the songs selected for her were too pop.
This experience prompted a frustrated Lambert to learn guitar from her father and pen her own tunes.
9) As a child, the songbird was extremely shy and quiet at school.
Lambert’s quiet nature concerned her teachers and she didn’t open up until fifth grade.
10) Lambert’s ‘family’ includes 16 rescue animals— and counting!
She especially loves dogs and most recently adopted a trio of cats with boyfriend Anderson East.
11) She doesn’t know how to play poker or make homemade gravy.
Hey, no one is perfect and she has time to learn!
12) Miranda gets a bad case of motion sickness if she does anything besides look out the front window while moving.
Yikes, what a rough issue to have while being a very active touring artist.
13) She doesn’t like swimming in the ocean or snakes.
Yeah, we don’t blame her.
14) Miranda Lambert’s musical tastes are diverse. In addition to her country faves, she loves jamming to rock bands Jet and Audioslave as well as female vocal powerhouses Mariah Carey and Beyoncé.
It’s good to explore new sounds and keep an open mind!
15) Lambert wore her mother’s wedding dress when she married fellow country star Blake Shelton in May 2011.
She certainly took the ‘something old’ tradition to heart.
Be sure to share these fun Miranda Lambert facts with other country music fans!