On This Date: Miranda Lambert Releases Debut Album ‘Kerosene’ Back In 2005

Miranda Lambert with long hair

Last night, Miranda Lambert carried the flag for country music at the 2021 Grammys with her stripped-down performance of “Bluebird,” while also winning the Grammy award for Best Country Album.

It’s been one helluva career for Miranda Lambert so far, but today, let’s rewind all the way back to March 15th, 2005. On this very day, 16 years ago, Miranda Lambert released her debut, major label studio album, Kerosene.

This album proved to be a defining moment for the young star from Longview, TX, as it peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and also #18 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album also featured her debut single “Me And Charlie Talkin’,” as well as the fiery title track “Kerosene.”

Little did she know she would be a prominent face in the mainstream country music world for years to come, winning nine straight ACM awards for Female Vocalist of the Year from 2010 to 2018, becoming the first woman to win two CMA’s for Album of the Year in 2015, and winning three Grammys during her career.

An absolute legend in the country music world, and she’s nowhere even closed to finished.

And it all started 16 years ago today with a little album called Kerosene. 

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock