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Miranda Lambert: From Nashville Star to Superstar
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Question 1 of 8
Which Grammy did Miranda Lambert win at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards this February?Correct
Lambert took home the Best Country Album award for her fifth full-length release Platinum (2014). This was her second Grammy; she first won Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her song “The House That Built Me” in 2011.Incorrect
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As a teenager, Lambert participated in talent contests in Texas, including the Johnnie High Country Music Revue in Arlington when she was 16. What was the outcome of the competition when she was a contestant?Correct
Though she didn’t win the competition, the warm reception from the audience encouraged and motivated her to seek out a recording session in Nashville to produce her own demos.Incorrect
Question 3 of 8
On the heels of the encouraging Arlington talent competition experience, a teenaged Lambert booked a recording session in Nashville to record some demos. It ultimately failed when she was handed material she hated. What did she do next?Correct
A defining moment in her career, Lambert describes the experience saying “It was a cheap lesson because I learned in three hours what I wanted to do.” She asked her dad to teach her how to play guitar, and began writing her own songs.Incorrect
Question 4 of 8
A few years later, Lambert auditioned for country singing competition Nashville Star. She won the audition in Houston after not making the Top 30 in Dallas. What are the reasons she cites for her lack of success in Dallas?Correct
Lambert says of her first audition, “My heart wasn’t into it.” But her persistence in seeking out a second audition in Houston led to her winning the audition and placing on the show. Her choice of song the second time around was “Crazy” by Willie Nelson, made famous by Patsy Cline.Incorrect
Question 5 of 8
Performing self-written material distinguished Lambert on Nashville Star, where singer/songwriters are especially valued. Through the competition, Lambert gained exposure for her music and ended up with what she wanted:Correct
By placing third in the competition, Lambert escaped the unwanted association of being the “winner of a TV talent show.” Epic Records allowed her songwriting to shine on her first record Kerosene (2005), which hit Top 20 on Billboard 200, No. 1 on the Country Albums chart, and went platinum, selling over a million copies in the U.S.Incorrect
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Hit singles “Gunpowder & Lead” (2007), “White Liar” (2009), and “Baggage Claim” (2011) contributed to Lambert’s reputation as a “bad girl” for their themes of women taking revenge on boyfriends and husbands who mistreated them. These themes were influenced directly by:Correct
Growing up, Lambert’s father worked as a private investigator, and in conjunction with the church, her parents sheltered abused women at their home while she was a teenager. Having witnessed difficult situations such as her friend’s mother with a black eye, she says, “I saw it all and I absorbed it–that’s what songwriters do.”Incorrect
Question 7 of 8
Now a successful recording artist, the personal songwriting that distinguished Lambert at the start of her career is less featured in her work as she often co-writes or covers songs on her newer releases. This could be attributed to:Correct
Lambert teams with fellow country artists Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley for side project Pistol Annies. She wrote or co-wrote nearly every song on their two releases.Incorrect
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Lambert is the first artist in history to start her career with five country No. 1 albums in a row. In light of her success, her philosophy is to:Correct
“You don’t build an empire by settling once you’ve won something,” says Lambert, seeking the next challenge that will help her grow further in her career.Incorrect
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