Country music artist Miranda Lambert was born November 10, 1983 in Longview, Texas and is married to fellow country artist Blake Shelton. Of Irish and Native American descent, Lambert was taught to play guitar by her father, and her earliest performing experiences were in local clubs. A chance encounter with a lawyer who was instrumental in Garth Brooks' career led her to Nashville where she finished third in "Nashville Star," a talent showcase. Signed to Epic Records in 2003, her first album, “Kerosene” topped the Billboard country charts and produced four Top 40 singles. This led to her serving as support act for such artists as Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, George Strait and Keith Urban. Her second album, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," featured the single "Gunpowder & Lead," which also topped the charts. In 2009, her third album, "Revolution" was another smash hit, producing another handful of chart-topping singles. Lambert stayed busy between 2010-2013, releasing the album "Four the Record," touring extensively, marrying Shelton (in May 2011), and forming an all-female group, "Pistol Annies" with fellow country artists Ashley Monroe and Angeleena Presley. Their inaugural album was "Hell on Heels," which debuted at #1. Her fifth solo studio album, "Automatic," was released in February 2014, highlighted by the single "Somethin' Bad," a duet with Carrie Underwood. As with almost all of her previous singles, the song also topped country-music singles charts. Miranda Lambert's biography is one of fairly rapid ascension to stardom, but she has developed a reputation as being a no-nonsense, down to earth artist, true to her country roots. Her accomplishments include five consecutive CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Awards (a first), several Grammy and Billboard Award nominations, and numerous other awards for her songwriting, performances and record sales. In addition, Lambert has branched out into acting, guest-starring on an episode of "Law & Order: SVU" in 2012.