How Miranda Lambert dealt with heartache and got back to epic country music: The truth behind singer's success
Miranda Lambert is one of the biggest country singers in the world. Giving a perfect start to her career in 2001 with a self-titled album, the singer-songwriter has surely come a long way. However, this journey has not been less than a roller-coaster ride for the 36-year-old vocalist. The American country musician has dealt with heartbreaks, health issues and personal setbacks in music.
If one has noticed, most of the songs by the Grammy-winning artist usually deal with heartbreak, revenge, and hell-raising. The country megastar’s career skyrocketed when she had released her album ‘Revolution’ in 2009. However, as they say with fame, one also has to take care of their personal lives. Miranda Lambert was no different and she had to go through her own share of heartbreaks. It is after a long personal battle, that now the ‘Bluebird’ hit-maker has put her tumultuous years behind and is now giving her heart and soul to music.
It's been a rocking month for the star. The talented singer has scored seven nominations at the ACM Awards 2020 and is leading the nods race this year. A few early awards were given this year out of which Lambert scooped the ‘Music Event of the Year’ for Fooled Around and Fell in Love which also featured Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King. On September 2, she tweeted: 'Thank you from the bottom of my honky tonk heart for all of the years of support and acceptance. I love being part of the country music family. Songs and shows are what make my world go round. #countrymusic #entertainer'. The country singer also retweeted: 'We are DIGGING this @mirandalambert
jam! Congrats on yet another #cmtHot20 No.1 with #Bluebird'
Thank you from the bottom of my honky tonk heart for all of the years of support and acceptance. I love being part of the country music family. Songs and shows are what make my world go round. #countrymusic #entertainer 😱🤠💗 pic.twitter.com/IEjYclEjYm— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) September 2, 2020
One of the most high-profile relationships of Lambert was undoubtedly with country music star Blake Shelton. The duo first met in 2005 and was one of the hottest couples of that time. They dated for several years before tying the knot in 2011, however, it all came crashing down in 2015 when the couple parted their ways.
Addressing the elephant in the room, she spoke about the much-public affair and the much-discussed split. She told Health magazine in a 2019 interview, “When everyone’s worried about your personal life, it makes you feel like, “Well, if you could just spend some of that time talking about my actual art, that would be great!” But I guess I asked for it, getting into this business. I’m never gonna get used to the public eye in that way.”
Lambert then went on to date fellow musician Anderson East in the same year, however, their love also did not last long. The county singer also dated Turnpike Troubadours singer Evan Felker. During all the ups and downs, Lambert was consistently releasing music. Now, that’s a different story that most of her songs revolved around heartbreaks.
Speaking about her personal life, Lambert spoke to Tennessean newspaper in August 2018 where she had said, “Love is a hard road sometimes and it's been a roller-coaster ride for me, but I'm definitely thankful for all the ups and downs because I've had some really good songs come out of it. You've got to take the bad parts and put them on paper and then move on to the happy parts.”
Continuing her hunt for the true love, Miranda again got married in early 2019 to New York City police officer Brendan McLoughlin. This announcement came as a shocker for her fans as nobody had a clue that she was dating him. All the heartbreaks Miranda Lambert went through also took a toll on her physical health. Her rapid weight gain made it to the headlines several times but with she overcame every challenge with the help of her music. In an interview with the Health magazine, the singer admitted that the glare sometimes took a toll, but she had managed to stay true to who she is at her core: a fiery girl from Texas with a guitar and a whole lot to sing about. She asserted, “I feel most sexy when I feel happy. If I’m dolled up to the nines but I’m miserable, then I don’t feel sexy.”
Lambert has dropped seven albums to date and between all her personal and professional struggles she made a lot of chartbuster songs namely ‘Kerosene’ in 2005, ‘More Like Her’ in 2007, ‘White Liar’ in 2009, and ‘Nobody’s Fool’ in 2011 among others. Today, Lambert is stronger than ever!