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VIDEO: 19-Year-Old Miranda Lambert Delivers Standout Performance On ‘Nashville Star’

Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Kacey Musgraves… all three got their early exposure on the competitive singing show Nashville Star. Chris was the only one that won his season, but Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert have gone on to become the most decorated stars the show has ever produced.

Back in 2003, at just 19 years old on the very first season, Miranda Lambert stunned the audience with a performance of an original she co-wrote with her dad.

Titled “Greyhound Bound For Nowhere,” it was a song about someone having an affair with a married person. In the introduction, Miranda says people don’t take her seriously since she hasn’t “been through a whole lot of tough times” throughout her life. However, her parents jobs as private investigators had exposed her to other people’s hard times.

And while Miranda has definitely had her fair share of tough times since then, her performance was no less convincing at the time.

Miranda ultimately didn’t win the show (a travesty, I know), but she did walk away with a record deal, and the rest was history.

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