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

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Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert has a brand new album on the way, a new project titled Palomino, that’s slated for this coming April, but today, we’re taking it back to the very beginning.

Back to March 15th, 2005.

On this very day, 17 years ago, Miranda Lambert released her debut, major label studio album, Kerosene.

She placed third (not sure how) in Nashville Star, a television singing competition show in 2003, and then went on to sign with Epic Nashville in 2004. Shortly thereafter, her debut album was ready.

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. She also recently just won ACM Entertainer of the Year.

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

And it all started 17 years ago today with a little album called Kerosene. 

She also lit the stage on fire (literally) at the CMA Awards that year… and right then, it was pretty safe to say that Miranda Lambert was about to be a star.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock