Street Date: Tent. March 2005
The USA Network show 'Nashville Star' has found many talented artists. Miranda Lambert was on the first season of 'Nashville Star' where Buddy Jewell was crowned the winner. Miranda contributed her vocals to "Today I Started Loving You Again" on Buddy Jewell's debut Sony album and shortly thereafter, she became a Sony Recording artist herself. Miranda Lambert's new album, "Kerosene," will hits stores in March 2005. "Kerosene" features Lambert's debut single, "Me and Charlie
Talking." The first time "Me and Charlie Talking" was played on the radio, I wasn't quite sure if I liked the single, but after hearing it again, I realized that it was a great single. The one single that I was really looking forward to on "Kerosene" was "Greyhound Bound For Nowhere." Miranda Lambert and her father, Rick Lambert wrote this amazing song and she introduced it to many fans on 'Nashville Star.' "Greyhound Bound For Nowhere" would be a great radio single and I believe it could be very successful. Miranda is not only a great singer, but she is an amazing songwriter, as well. Miranda wrote or co-wrote 11 of the 12 singles on this album. One of her competitors on 'Nashville Star' (Travis Howard) also contributed to this album. Lambert and Howard wrote "Bring Me Down" and "Mama, I'm Alright" and Howard wrote "I Can't Be Bothered." Two of Miranda's self-penned ballads - "There's A Wall" and "Love Your Memory" are purely brilliant. You can identify Lambert's twangy Texas influenced vocals out of anyone. There is no comparing Miranda to any other artist, because she is so unique. So many great qualities call for a great album, and Miranda Lambert has delivered. Miranda mentions in her biography: "I want to be thought of as a true artist, not just as an 'entertainer.'" Well, with the release of 'Kerosene' - Miranda Lambert has achieved just that. She is a true artist with an undeniable amount of talent. "Kerosene" sets the bar extremely high for any 2005 release. - Janelle Landauer
Album picks: "What About Georgia?," "Greyhound Bound For Nowhere," "Me and Charlie Talking," "There's A Wall" and "Love You Memory."
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