Miranda's first album Kerosene went platinum just weeks before the release day of her second album Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Miranda wrote the hit song Kerosene on her bus on the way to judge Nashville Star in under 30 minutes. Her inspiration for this song was her ex-boyfriends.
In April of 2007, Miranda bought 392 acres in her home state of Texas. Most of the land is wooded hunting land.
Miranda is having a Closet Rummage Sale on Ebay, to help benefit the Humane Society of Smith County and 4F Foundation Dog Rescue.
Miranda's sophmore album Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will be released on May 1, 2007. Her first single from this album is "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" which she sang at the CMA awards show. Miranda wrote all but 3 songs on this album.
Kerosene was named one of the best albums of 2005 by Nashville Scene.
Miranda is currently dating fellow country singer Blake Shelton.
Miranda's video Kerosene was nominated for CMA Video of the Year for 2006.
Miranda was nominated for the CMA Horizon Award again in 2006. This makes the second year in a row she has been nominated.
Miranda knew that music would be her life at the age of three, singing along with her Dad as he sang Desperadoes Waiting for a Train by Guy Clark.
Miranda's music influences include Jack Ingram, Merle Haggard, and Sheryl Crow. Her personal influences was her family.
Miranda gets inspired by driving in her car listening to great music.
Miranda most admires Dolly Parton's career.
Playing at Gruene Hall and opening for Willie Nelson was Miranda's favorite career moment so far.
Miranda's life changing moment so far was writing with Guy Clark.
When Miranda was asked to complete the sentence, Nobody better mess with my...she replied, "State-Texas, of course!"
Miranda enjoys boat rides, water, hunting, sunshine and food.
Miranda's hobbies include hunting and training her puppy.
Miranda has always wanted to try barrel racing.
Miranda's favorite movie is Coal Miner's Daughter.
One of Miranda's last high school activities was her starring in Annie Get Your Gun.
Like a true Texian, Miranda enjoys hunting and massive cookouts.
Miranda's band is called Texas Pride which she formed when she was 17.
Miranda wrote or co-wrote 10 of the 11 tracks on her debut album Kerosene.
Miranda's debut album Kerosene debuted at number 1 on the Billboard country albums chart in early 2005.
Miranda graduated high school early so she could devote herself to music.
Miranda placed second out of 400 girls that competed for the role of Tammy Wynette in the musical Stand by Your Man.
Miranda was inspired by singer-songwriters like Jack Ingram, Allison Moorer, Guy Clark and Emmylou Harris.
Miranda received her first guitar at the age of 14, as a gift from her father. At the time she showed no interest in it.
Miranda began attending Nashville's Fan Fair festivities at the age of 13.
Miranda performed Holly Dunn's Daddy's Hands in her first country talent contest. Her father accompanied her on the guitar.
Miranda was raised on the songs of Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, Merle Haggard, and her dad.
Miranda toured with George Strait as a part of his annual George Strait Country Music Festival.
At the 40th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Miranda won the Cover Girl Fresh Face of Country Music Award. (2005)
Miranda signed with Sony records on September 15, 2003. Her debut album, Kerosene, was released on March 15, 2005.
Miranda made her professional debut at the Reo Palm Isle Ballroom in Longview, Texas. She was still in high school at the time.
When Miranda was 16 she began appearing on the Johnny High Country Music Review in Arlington, Texas. This is the same show that started LeeAnn Rimes' career.
Miranda left her first recording session is Nashville in tears. She became frustrated with the "pop" sound of music that was not her own.
The video for Miranda's hit song Kerosene was debut on Sept. 29, 2005.
Miranda was featured in Rolling Stone's 2006 Year In Rock Calendar.
Miranda's album Kerosene was the second-highest debut for a new country artist in 2005. This made her one of the top selling debut country artists of the year.
Miranda's performance at the 2005 CMA Awards was singled out as the highlight of the televised awards show by the New York Times, Boston Globe, Village Voice, Country Weekly and many others.
Miranda appeared in the March issue of Blender magazine.
In December of 2005, Miranda was asked what she wanted for Christmas and replied, "A gold record."
Miranda's hit song Kerosene can be heard on the Totally Country 5 CD.
Miranda has been nominated for two 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards. She was nominated for Top New Female Vocalist and Video of the Year for Kerosene.
Miranda is nominated for three 2006 CMT Music Awards.
Miranda placed 3rd in the 2003 season of Nashville Star.
Miranda first became interested in country music after seeing Garth Brooks in concert at the age of 10.
Miranda: Lately, I've been carrying my bow and a target on the road and, when it's nice outside, I'll stand outside the bus and shoot. When you hit a bull's-eye, it really takes your mind off everything else.
Miranda: Every little detail in the bus is something that's personal to me.
Miranda: I honestly sleep better on the bus than I do at home.
Miranda: (about her new album) I think it shows my growth as a songwriter, artist, and performer.
Miranda: (About writing songs for her new album) If it popped in my head, I wrote it.
Miranda: Not having money toughened me up a bit, but I'll always be grateful.
Miranda: I can still hardly believe that I performed last year on the same stage that I watched the Country icons perform on so many times growing up. I have had an amazing year since the release of Kerosene last March. Being asked to perform at The Coliseum again this year is icing on the cake! When you are on that huge stage it hits you that you are singing for the people who truly love Country Music -- it's a little intimidating but exciting at the same time. I am so thankful that CMA has enough confidence in me to give me a great time slot again. Playing the arena tours with Keith Urban and George Strait has helped develop my show and I'm ready to give them the best I've got this year!
Miranda: Texas people are really strong in their roots. I started writing and playing guitar at 17. I've always loved music, and my dad is a singer-songwriter.
Miranda: I have my own little sense of style. As far as image goes today for a new artist, you'll find that fashion is really important. I wouldn't want to show up for a performance in something that is absolutely the opposite of who I am as an artist.
Miranda: This is my college. I can't study in a book what I've learned just being out there and doing it. At first, it was hard to break in, because the clubs believed chicks don't draw. Plus, they're expecting you to get up there and sing Broken Wing. I don't do that. I'm a guitar player and a writer.
Miranda: I always hung out with the adults. I never really was a kid. Didn't eat baby food. I was 16 by the time I was 5, inside. I think that's where my 'old soul' comes from.
Miranda: I always say that Nashville Star saved me from five more years in the honky tonks. But I was still scared to death to sign that recording contract. I was afraid they'd change me. I was worried they'd take my songs that didn't sound like anyone else's and produce them just like the next record down the street. I did not want it to be the typical Nashville record. I have my own style. I want to be my own person. There are a million blonde chicks who can sing. I've always wanted to be different.
Miranda: My parents were shocked about how passionate I was about it. But they basically dropped everything and just gave it everything they had. I learned so many songs. I learned how to deal with fans and drunks. It was a crash course, and I had to learn really fast.
Miranda: We always had tons of people at our house. It's just an old farmhouse. My friends who lived in the city had swimming pools and four-wheelers and all that. We lived out in the country with a vegetable garden. Yet they were always going, Let's go to your house! I would think, Why? Now I realize that it was because at my house it was so homey. We took in just everybody.