REVOLUTION CONQUERED THE CHARTS WITH A #1 DEBUT ON BILLBOARD COUNTRY ALBUM CHART AND #8 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200!Miranda Becomes the Third Country Artist To Have All Three Albums Debut At #1 the First WeekNashville, Tenn. (October 7, 2009) – Singer/Songwriter Miranda Lambert started a Revolution with the #1 debut of her critically acclaimed third album. Revolution, with first week sales of 65,875, joins her previous two releases which also debuted at the very top of Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, making her one of three country artists in SoundScan history whose first three albums all landed the #1 spot out of the box. With an increase in first week sales of over 20% between each album* and also having the #1 digital debut by a female country artist in 2009 (Revolution is the 6th top digital country album debut overall in 2009), Lambert has solidified her position as a mainstay in country music.The two-time GRAMMY nominee and platinum-selling artist received rare perfect reviews from countless publications including 4 stars from Rolling Stone and USA Today, an ‘A’ from Entertainment Weekly and exuberant praise from SPIN, NY Times, Washington Post and more. Many have claimed Revolution as the "Best Album of the Year" in any genre including Houston Chronicle and NPR’s All Things Considered. Last week, while in the Big Apple to perform on Letterman, Good Morning America and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Lambert completed a frenzy of media interviews. Along the way, the 25-year old Texas bombshell churned out a multitude of wise-cracks and tweeter-worthy remarks. When she and her band were asked to ride the mechanical Bull at Johnny Utah’s for a video moment for www.abcnews.com (airs October 9): "Nobody’s gettin’ on that thing. We ain’t drunk and we ain’t 12. Well, we might be drunk but we definitely ain’t 12!" This week, Miranda appeared on the West coast taping a performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (aired October 6) and The Bonnie Hunt Show (aired October 7). E! News caught up with Lambert when she threw her band and crew dinner at Saddle Ranch – the closest thing to Texas they could find and GAC’s Storme Warren flew to LA specifically to catch her when he missed the infamous Ryman performance (airs beginning Oct.22). After completing her last interview of media mania and totaling 27 days from home, Lambert caught a red-eye and headed for much needed R&R at the farm. Then it’s back on the road, for Lambert who will headline her own shows as well as be Brad Paisley’s special guest on his highly successful American Saturday Night tour. Lambert will appear on the following 19 added dates. American Saturday Night 2010 tour dates:January 7 San Antonio, TX AT&T CenterJanuary 8 Oklahoma City, OK Ford ArenaJanuary 9 Wichita, KS In Trust Bank CenterJanuary 14 Sioux City, IA Tyson CenterJanuary 15 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo ArenaJanuary 16 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy CenterJanuary 21 Lexington, KY Rupp ArenaJanuary 22 Columbus, OH Nationwide ArenaJanuary 23 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel ArenaFebruary 4 Tupelo, MS Bancorp South ArenaFebruary 5 Birmingham, AL BJCC ArenaFebruary 6 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast ColiseumFebruary 18 Los Angeles, CA Staples CenterFebruary 19 Fresno, CA Save Mart CenterFebruary 20 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay BayFebruary 21 Reno, NV Reno Events CenterMarch 4 Greenville, SC BiLo CenterMarch 5 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling ArenaMarch 6 Charleston, SC Charleston Coliseum Miranda is currently nominated as this year’s CMA Top Female Vocalist and has won ACM’s 2007 Best New Female Award and 2008 ACM Album of the Year. With this much artillery under her belt, it’s no wonder that the Texas vixen is being touted as "country music’s most refreshing act" – and her live shows are certainly no exception.
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