Country Throwback: Miranda Lambert ‘Kerosene’ Album Goes Gold 15 Years Ago

by Will Shepard

Miranda Lambert has been a country music star ever since she stepped into the world of music. That is an exceptionally hard feat to accomplish and won’t soon be forgotten.

15 years ago, Lambert released her first album, Kerosene. The album earned a gold certification from RIAA, making the singer instantly famous.

Two years before the release of her first album, she took part in the Nashville Star competition. Although she ended up placing third on the country-style singing TV show, it kick-started her career. At the time, she was 19 years old and certainly a budding star.

A couple of months later, in September, she signed with Epic Records. Two years later, with the help of her producers, she came out with Kerosene on March 15. Lambert found success writing on the album as well. She bucked the trend of having songs written for artists and consequently co-wrote 11 out of the 12 tracks on the album.

Lambert saw her album steadily climb the charts. Eventually, Kerosene peaked at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. On December 8, 2005, the album was given the gold demarcation by RIAA.

In addition to her album going gold, a few months later, her title song “Kerosene” became the first single to earn gold. Despite country radio not taking a liking to the album’s first two tracks, “Me and Charlie Talking” and “Bring Me Down,” the “Kerosene” single earned gold on March 6, 2006.

Lambert Winning Awards

Also, Lambert got to perform “Kerosene” at the 2005 CMA Award show. At the award show, she was nominated for the Horizon Award.

Throughout her career, Lambert has won 14 CMA awards, which range from “Best Album” to “Best Music Video,” and “Best Female Vocalist” to “Musical Event of the Year,” as well as others. She also has two Grammy Awards, with a lot of nominations as well.

In 2007, Lambert released her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. This album really helped her career take off. At the ACM Award show, she won “Album of the Year” in 2008.

Lambert’s success early on in her career helped her continue to becoming one of country music’s best-selling artists of all time.