After garnering attention on the reality competition series, "Nashville Star," Miranda Lambert has proved that she has the chops to earn the title of Female Vocalist two years in a row by the Academy of Country Music. With songs like "Kerosene" and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," Lambert has combined attitude and sass with her carefully crafted lyrics and polished playing style. Country's reigning queen is currently on tour, Miranda Lambert tour dates are booked at over two dozen shows this spring and summer 2011.
This native Texan was raised by her private investigator parents in rural Lindale, Texas. Her father taught her about guns, hunting, and Garth Brooks and Lambert soon developed an interest in performing country music. She started singing early on, with her dad on guitar, and by sixteen she landed the opportunity to record music in Nashville but soon returned after her disenchantment with the manufactured sound that they wanted her to produce. Lambert finished high school and became lead singer of the local band at the Reo Palm Isle Ballroom. Lambert got her chance to shine as a solo star on the USA Networks television show, "Nashville Star," where she finished in third place and inked a deal with Epic Records.
Staying true to her passion for authentic country music, she co-wrote eleven of the final twelve cuts on her debut album, "Kerosene." Of her songwriting, Lambert stated, "I mean every word I say in every lyric of every song" and "if you're into honesty, I have the records for you!" Her heartfelt lyrics and her genuine personalty translated into country superstardom for the young singer. Her debut produced four top 40 singles and was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA. Miranda Lambert tour dates were scheduled in the opening slot for country superstars Dierks Bentley and Toby Keith on their respective national tours.
She returned to the studio in 2007 to record her sophomore effort, the aptly titled "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," which yielded the domestic abuse inspired single, "Gunpowder and Lead." The album was also certified platinum and it earned Lambert the award for Album of the Year at the 2008 ACM Awards. Lambert achieved critical and commercial success early on, however, she continues to rack up career highlights and acclaim.
Lamber returned to the studio in 2009 to record her third release, "Revolution," once again contributing her writing abilities to the majority of the tracks. The singles, "White Liar," and "The House That Built Me," garnered her critical acclaim. The 2009 Miranda Lambert concert schedule included her first headlining tour, "Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars," which had scheduled dates at over 22 cities. While on tour it was announced that she was nominated for a record setting 9 CMA awards at the 2010 ceremony where she earned awards for Female Vocalist and Album of the Year. The critical acclaim only continued when she was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Female Country vocal performance for the "House that Built Me," at the February, 2011 ceremony.
Following her huge wins at the ACM and Grammy Awards in 2011, Lambert will hit the studio and the road this spring. Miranda Lambert tour dates for her "Revolution" outing have her on the road throughout the spring and summer. Make sure you catch Lambert's fiery performances. Use Eventful as your source for Miranda Lambert tour dates and concert schedule updates.
Dierks Bentley, aka the Modern Day Drifter, struck a cord with guys everywhere with his singles about leavin', lovin' and heartache. For 2011, Dierks Bentley tour dates are scheduled periodically and he is gearing up to release his sixth album in less than a decade.
A native of Phoenix, Arizona; Bentley moved to the East Coast to attend the University of Vermont. He lasted a year before transferring to Vanderbilt University in Nashville and has been working in the music industry every since. He got his start as a researcher on the Nashville Network (TNN) before being picked up by Capitol Records. He released his self-titled album in 2003 and it featured the #1 hit single "What Was I Thinkin'". For his debut, he won the Top New Artist Award at the 2004 Academy of Country Music Awards and the Horizon Award at the 2005 Country Music Association Awards.
He followed up with Modern Day Drifter in 2005. The sophomore album was even more successful and featured two #1 singles including "Settle for a Slowdown" and "Come a Little Closer". His country heartbreaker image was solidified with the single "Lot of Leavin' Left to Do". After the album's success, Bentley was invited to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Dierks Bentley concert dates were scheduled on the High Times & Hangovers Tour throughout 2005.
He released his third album Long Trip Alone in 2006, another success it contained the #1 singles "Every Mile a Memory" and "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)". In support, Dierks Bentley tour dates included his first headlining outing on the Free and Easy Summer Tour. At one of the stops, he recorded a live DVD entitled "Live and Loud at the Filmore" in Colorado. In 2008, he had enough material to cut a Greatest Hits album and he joined Luke Bryan and Bucky Covington on the Throttle Wide Open Tour.
In 2009, Bentley released Feel That Fire; the album's title track and the single "Sideways" became his sixth and seventh #1 singles on the charts. Dierks Bentley concert dates included a top billed spot on the Paisley Park Tour with Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker. He cut his latest disc Up On the Ridge in 2010 and was subsequently nominated for three Grammy awards at the 2011 ceremonies. Currently, Dierks is in the studio finishing up his sixth studio album Diamonds. It is scheduled for a late 2011 release; Until then, you will have to check out the few remaining dates left on the Dierks Bentley concert schedule. Use Eventful as your source for Dierks Bentley tour dates and venue information.