Miranda Lambert 039

Miranda Lambert 039 (second edition 064)

Look closer for two song lyrics and nine song titles: “I’m giving up on love ‘cause love’s given up on me.”(Kerosene); “You treat your love like a firefly” (Me And Charlie Talking); Baggage Claim; Bring Me Down; Automatic; All Kinds of Kinds; The House That Built Me; New Strings; Gunpowder & Lead; More Like Her; Fastest Girl In Town

Miranda Leigh Lambert (born November 10, 1983) to Rick and Bev (née Hughes) Lambert in Longview, Texas, and was raised inLindale, Texas. She was named after her great-grandmother, Lucy Miranda. She has one younger brother. She has Irish and Native American ancestry. 

Her parents met while Bev was attending camp at Southern Methodist University and Rick was an on-campus undercover narcotics officer, and they got together a few years later. Rick is a former Dallas police officer who played in a country-rock group called Contraband in the 1970s. Rick and Bev later became private detectives and even worked on the high-profile case of the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. After the oil crisis dampened the economy in Texas, her family lost everything.

After the downturn, things got better and her parents began a faith-based ministry and offered their home as a shelter for the victims of domestic violence and their children. Miranda has said that this experience fueled her music and that her song “Gunpowder & Lead” is a reflection of that. 

While still in high school, Lambert made her professional singing debut with “The Texas Pride Band.” She also fronted the house band at the Reo Palm Isle in Longview, Texas, a long-running venue that had presented legends such as Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson, and the place where Brooks & Dunn started out as the house band.

Miranda Lambert is an American country music singer and songwriter. She started out in early 2001 when she released her self-titled debut album independently. In 2003, she finished in third place on the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition which aired on the USA Network. Outside her solo career, she is a member of the Pistol Annies formed in 2011 alongside Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. Lambert has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Country Music Association Awards. Lambert has been honored with more Academy of Country Music Awards than any artist (male or female) in history.

Lambert’s second and major-label debut album Kerosene (2005) was certified Platinum in the United States and produced the singles “Me and Charlie Talking,” “Bring Me Down,” “Kerosene” and “New Strings.” All four singles reached the top 40 on the BillboardHot Country Songs. Her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was released in early 2007. Three of its singles (“Famous in a Small Town,” “Gunpowder & Lead” and “More Like Her”) peaked within the top 20 on the country songs chart, with “Gunpowder & Lead” becoming her first top 10 entry in July 2008. Her third album, Revolution, was released in September 2009. Two of its songs – “The House That Built Me” and “Heart Like Mine” – topped the Hot Country Songs chart.

2011’s Four the Record, included the singles “Baggage Claim,” “Over You,” “Fastest Girl in Town,” “Mama’s Broken Heart” and “All Kinds of Kinds.” Lambert released her fifth album, Platinum, in 2014. The record won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album, and the album’s lead single “Automatic” reached top 5 on the Country charts. Her sixth studio album, The Weight of These Wings, was released on November 18, 2016, and subsequently certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Her seventh studio album, Wildcard, was released on November 1, 2019.

credit – Wikipedia

The artwork:
Each illustration helps a non-profit fund raiser. The first print of this illustration will be sold in a silent auction.

Digital Print on Archival Matte – Original illustration done in graphite and the following Prisma Colors: Violet Blue, True Blue and Periwinkle are the colors in the Texas Bluebonnet, the state’s wildflower. “I’ve been sewing wildflower seeds and chasing tumbleweeds.” is a lyric from Little Red Wagon, the third single released from Miranda’s Grammy Award winning album, “Platinum.”

Artist: Tobin Bortner of Bastrop, Texas – drawing done in October of 2020 – ©Tobin Signs/Look Closer Illustrations 
DERIVATIVE Work – photo credits: face from FKqIey4DtcVXHFykQb4E the_blast_com; mic from eae1d35cd4d6702b7898cac9892a74dc CMA_photo_Getty_images; necklace and shirt from entertainment-2014-06-miranda-lambert-main glamour_com

What you get:
$40 (36.95 + 3.05 tax)
11 x 14 Print Package with Authenticity Sheet
signed and numbered (run of 60)
Domestic Priority Mail $8
(Free shipping)

Miranda Lambert 039

Most Academy of Country Music Awards of any artist.


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