On This Day: Miranda Lambert’s ‘Revolution’ Album Goes Gold in 2010

by Atlanta Northcutt
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“You say you want a revolution?” Miranda Lambert wanted and got her revolution when she hit the big moment that turned her into a true country music starlet.

Congratulations to Miranda Lambert

On Feb. 16, 2010, Lambert’s album, Revolution, reached Gold status with the record selling over 500,000 units.

The 2009 album resulted in two No. 1 songs with those being “The House That Built Me” and “Heart Like Mine.” The record solidified Lambert’s fierce female talent and showed others in the country music industry that the young bubbly, blonde bombshell was much more than her looks. This cowgirl was a force to be reckoned with both vocally and instrumentally.

Revolution has been just that in my life: a revolution,” Lambert says. “This past year since it came out, my life has changed tremendously.”

The Story Behind “Revolution”

When the 15-track record received platinum certification, Lambert reflected back on what her inspirations were as a singer-songwriter, and how she came up with the themes of her songs. She also explained her decision-making process when it came to choosing which of her tunes would appear on Revolutions.

“This project started with me on my couch at home holding my guitar,” she says. “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,” adds Lambert. “But that is what it takes.”

To say Revolution is a chart-topping album is to put it lightly. The record debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart upon its first release at the end of September in 2009. In just one month, Revolution became platinum-certified. Lambert’s new album had sold over one million copies.

A Tale of a Country Singer’s Success

Revolution did more than just make monetary profits, it shone a bright light on Lambert’s authentic talents. The album also made Miranda Lambert a recognizable name at awards ceremonies since she was consistently listed as a female nominee.

Lambert earned a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “The House That Built Me.” Lambert was also granted three American Country Music Awards. These include Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Video of the Year. The awards didn’t stop there. Next came two CMA Awards for Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year. 

The entire Revolution album earned an ACM and a CMA for Album of the Year. On October 1, 2018, the album was then certified as reaching double platinum status.

Today, the shining country star is continuing to receive awards and impress her fans more and more with her many new song and album releases.


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