10 Things You May Not Have Known About Miranda Lambert

1. She's worked hard for everything she’s accomplished.

1. 1. She's worked hard for everything she’s accomplished.

Her parents had some financial hardships and, for a time, the family was forced to take shelter in a farmhouse on her uncle’s farmhouse. It’s wasn’t much, but they slowly built it better, room by room. Hence, “The House That Built Me.”

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2. She’s really glad that she didn’t win the singing competition show that launched her career.

2. 2. She’s really glad that she didn’t win the singing competition show that launched her career.

Miranda finished in third on the show’s 2003 season, but later admitted that she was glad she didn’t win. As a 19-year-old, she felt as though she wasn’t ready. Lambert then focused on playing guitar and songwriting. She didn’t release Kerosene until 2005.

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3. She has multiple tattoos.

3. 3. She has multiple tattoos.

In Lambert's song "Heart Like Mine," she references her father and how upset he was when she got her first tattoo with the lyrics, "Daddy cried when he saw my tattoo, said he loved me anyway." Her tattoo of two Colt .45 pistols with wings one her left forearm became her default logo!

She also has a logo of her organization MuttNation Foundation on her foot.

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4. Mariah Carey is one of her biggest idols.

4. 4. Mariah Carey is one of her biggest idols.

Of course Miranda loves the country greats, but in an interview with Seventeen Magazine, she shared, “When I was growing up, I really used to sit and watch VHS tapes of Mariah Carey’s live shows. I guess she was a pretty big inspiration.”

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5. She’s a beach ball’s biggest nightmare.

5. 5. She’s a beach ball’s biggest nightmare.

Lambert keeps a box cutter onstage at all times. No, it’s not for any rowdy fans. It drives Miranda Lambert absolutely crazy when a beach ball comes her way, so she pops it!

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6. She has a strange connection to the White House.

6. 6. She has a strange connection to the White House.

Both of Lambert’s parents were private investigators. The pair worked closely with Paula Jones and her legal team as she accused President Clinton of sexual harassment.

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7. Miranda was quite the athlete growing up.

7. 7. Miranda was quite the athlete growing up.

Not only was the beautiful blonde a cheerleader, she also played shortstop on her town’s little league softball team.

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8. She was destined to be a country singer.

8. 8. She was destined to be a country singer.

In sixth grade, she was voted “Most Likely to Become a Country Singer.” No, we’re not joking.

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9. She considers her song “More Like Her” to be her most personal.

9. 9. She considers her song “More Like Her” to be her most personal.

She describes the 2008 song as “raw and revealing.”

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10. She and her longtime gal pals formed the band Pistol Annies.

10. 10. She and her longtime gal pals formed the band Pistol Annies.

Miranda, along with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley have their own cute nicknames as “Lonestar Annie,” “Hippie Annie,” and “Holler Annie,” respectively.

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