Remember When Miranda Lambert Released Her Career-Changing Album, ‘Revolution?’
On September 29, 2009, Miranda Lambert released Revolution, an album that would go on to change her career forever. Revolution…
On September 29, 2009, Miranda Lambert released Revolution, an album that would go on to change her career forever.
Revolution features 15 tracks, including 11 co-written by Lambert herself. The project helped send the Texas native’s career to new heights with hits such as her very first No.1, “White Liar,” the Grammy-winning “The House That Built Me” and the chart-topping hit, “Heart Like Mine.”
In 2010, Revolution won the title of Album of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards and the CMA Awards. It was also nominated for Best Country Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards.
“Revolution has been just that in my life: a revolution,” Lambert said in 2010. “This past year since it came out, my life has changed tremendously. This project started with me on my couch at home holding my guitar. I knew it was really important that it be something special, so I poured everything I had into writing and singing with heart on every note and track.
“I wrote so personally it actually scared me that I was putting it on tape for all to hear,” she added. “But that is what it takes.”
Revolution is Lambert’s third studio album and marked the beginning of a massive change in Lambert’s carrer.
“When I think of Revolution, I think of an absolute change in everything—that record moved me into a different level career-wise,” Lambert told Kix Brooks earlier this year. “I had Kerosene and then Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and I kind of was getting pigeonholed at the time . . . you know, ‘fiery’ and ‘spitfire’ and ‘firebrand,’ all these words, and it was like, ‘Yeah, but I have ballads and things that mean something to me,’ and I just was kind of gettin’ pushed into a corner and Revolution changed all that, and I knew that it would. Revolution also was my first record with a hit on it, and that really opened the door for me to have a relationship with country radio because it had been a little rough there for [laughing] a couple of records. You know, I just didn’t have hits. At some point, I was like, ‘I need to either have one or something’s gotta shift,’ and thankfully, something shifted in a good way.”
Click below to re-live the magic of Revolution.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.