WIN tickets to see Miranda Lambert on Sept. 16!

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Miranda Lambert, a Texas native, is a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and seven time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. She’ll be joined at the Erwin Center by special guests Kip Moore and Brother Osbourne for the Keeper of the Flame Tour. Did you know she got her start by appearing on the first season of the reality show Nashville Star in 2003? Lambert finished in third place and signed her first record deal later that year. Since that time, she’s produced a lengthy list of major hits including “The House That Built Me,” a 2010 release still being hailed as the perfect country song.

A couple other notable songs include: “Somethin’ Bad,” “Mama’s Broken Heart,” “Little Red Wagon” and “Gunpowder & Lead.” Many of her fans have a special place in their hearts for these tracks; on our Facebook page fans pointed out a few others like “Over You”, “Kerosene”, “Famous in a Small Town” and her newest release “Vice.” They picked these as their all-time favorites for specific, and often emotional, reasons.

Lambert’s new single “Vice” premiered July 18, 2016 and is the feature title from her sixth studio album, which is expected sometime this fall. The song gets personal, opening with Lambert singing a capella and reflecting on the theme of coming to terms with one’s own imperfections.

In an interview with Billboard regarding the song, Lambert shared that she wants “people to listen to it with an open mind and not overanalyze it.” She added, “If you listen to it as if it’s your own story, it changes the picture.”

“Vice” was co-written by Lambert and Grammy Award-winning songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. In an interview with The Tennessean, she explains that the song is not specifically all about her, but the various vices that get people into trouble. “Everybody has a vice of some sort,” she says. “Sometimes when you’re going through something in your life, you may run to some things you shouldn’t and run from some things you shouldn’t. I think this song is an opportunity to just be honest and own it and say, ‘Yeah, I have some imperfections, and I live a life and here and there I might get in a pickle.’”

In the first verse, the vice described is choosing to stir sadness in yourself by listening to records full of heartbreak- “songs that hurt so good they must be played twice,” she sings. The story in this song is meant to be relatable and human, leading up to the final verse “standing at the sink not looking at the mirror,” a confession about avoiding confronting yourself. The song is about imperfection, but it’s also about the strong emotions that music produces; from the songwriter sharing her feelings with the world to the listener relating to the lyrics “as if it’s your own story.” What Miranda Lambert song has become part of your story? In The Tennessean, Lambert says this song and the upcoming album are her attempt at sharing her journal with us all and that her platform is what it has always been: “Be honest, say what you want to say.”

What’s your favorite Miranda Lambert song? Leave a comment on this post and submit this form to enter to win two tickets to see Miranda Lambert in concert at the Erwin Center Friday, Sept. 16! Contest ends 3 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2016. You can also buy tickets online at TexasBoxOffice.com.

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Contest Rules: Entry deadline is Friday, Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. One winner will be randomly selected from all entries received and notified by Friday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. No purchase necessary. No employees or family members of sponsors, media partners, Texas Athletics or the Frank Erwin Center are eligible to win. Prize is non-transferable and may not be substituted for any other Frank Erwin Center event. All prizes will be awarded. Only one entry per person. Odds of winning are determined solely by the number of entries received. Winner will allow the Frank Erwin Center to use their name, face or likeliness for promotional purposes. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. By providing your email address, you are automatically subscribed to Applause Blog emails.
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83 Comments

  1. Melissa Ayala · September 6, 2016

    Please pick me for the Miranda Lambert tickets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KEROSENE!!!!!

    • Frank Erwin Center · September 6, 2016

      Make sure you submitted the form at the end of the blog post to be officially entered into the contest. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Jose Puente · September 6, 2016

    Favorite song hard to choose just one but have to say “The house that build

  3. mchavana2010 · September 6, 2016

    My favorite Miranda Lambert song is The House That Built Me! It makes me cry everytime!

  4. rt · September 6, 2016

    I bet this will be a great concert!

  5. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    Little red wagon

  6. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    Miranda Lambert such a beautiful voice!

  7. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    I love love love me some Miranda Lambert! My favorite song is Vice!

  8. Laura · September 6, 2016

    I love the house that built me song it’s so beautiful, I shared it with my daughter & we sing it together!

  9. Jenna · September 6, 2016

    I’m so excited tha Miranda is coming to town!!

  10. Monica Chandler · September 6, 2016

    Would love to take my mama to go see Miranda

  11. Donto · September 6, 2016

    Always enjoyed Mama’s Broken Heart!

  12. Amanda M · September 6, 2016

    The House that Built me!

  13. Brenda Puapuaga · September 6, 2016

    The house that built me makes me ugly cry

  14. SMorales · September 6, 2016

    Little Red Wagon!!!!

  15. Rula Abboud · September 6, 2016

    My favorite Miranda Lambert song is ” The house that built me”!

  16. Ann · September 6, 2016

    Mama’s Broken Heart

  17. Alicia · September 6, 2016

    My favorite Miranda Lambert song is Same Old You!

  18. adm533 · September 6, 2016

    The House that Built Me

  19. krislauren · September 6, 2016

    It’s hard to pick just one song, but I really love Gunpowder and Lead. <3

  20. Nelli · September 6, 2016

    I really want to see Miranda……..I would love to see her perform my favorite song.. “the house that built me”

  21. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    The House That Built Me

  22. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    She is a great singer

  23. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    The house that built me!

  24. RICK · September 6, 2016

    MAMA’S BROKEN HEART

  25. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    Go Miranda! Can’t wait to hear ” this ain’t your mammas broken heart!

  26. kristalee11 · September 6, 2016

    I don’t think there’s a single Miranda song I don’t instantly love. She hits it all — the highs and the lows of life — and she does it with sass and swagger!

  27. Gabriela Coello-Reyes · September 6, 2016

    I really hope she performs “Gunpowder & Lead”, it’s an oldie but a goody, and of course “Vice” :)

  28. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    I love Miranda! My favorite Miranda Lambert song is “The House that Built Me”.

  29. Monica Gonzales · September 6, 2016

    My favorite Miranda Lambert song is “The House that Built Me”.

  30. Frances Cazares · September 6, 2016

    I love More Like Her! Such a talented singer!

  31. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    I have loved Miranda ever since Kerosene. I was a teenager growing up in MS and I wore that album out. However, my all-time favorite is “The House that Built Me.”

  32. Whitney · September 6, 2016

    I have loved Miranda ever since Kerosene. I was a teenager growing up in MS and I wore that album out. However, my all-time favorite is “The House that Built Me.”

  33. Javier Silva · September 6, 2016

    The House That Built Me. It helped me during deployment to Afghanistan.

  34. Alexandria Leos · September 6, 2016

    Gunpowder and lead

  35. Jennifer L Luttmer · September 6, 2016

    Gunpowder & lead!! :)

  36. Tres · September 6, 2016

    Gunpowder and Lead!

  37. Chelsey D. · September 6, 2016

    Fave song “More Like Her”! (:

  38. Norma Guerra · September 6, 2016

    The House That Built Me, is my favorite Miranda Lambert song. It is close to my heart!

  39. Carlene Wegmann · September 6, 2016

    It’s a tie between The House that Built Me and White Liar

  40. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    Sure hope I get lucky and have seen her several times. she a texas gal like me.

  41. Angela Unrath · September 6, 2016

    Miranda Lambert is AMAZING!! I absolutely love her music, voice and spirit. I would love to see her in concert! P

  42. Melissa B · September 6, 2016

    Automatic

  43. Rhonda Sebastian · September 6, 2016

    One of my favorite songs of Miranda’s is “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, as I think it is empowering & up tempo. My birthday is September 12th & can’t think of a better way to celebrate than winning tickets & going to the Miranda Lambert concert!

  44. Ann · September 6, 2016

    Every song by Miranda stirs up some emotion in me!

  45. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    The house that Built me!!!

  46. Pam · September 6, 2016

    The House that Built Me!!

  47. Avery K. · September 6, 2016

    Little Red Wagon!

  48. Gwen Felts · September 6, 2016

    Gunpowder and Lead!!!

  49. Karen Nevelow · September 6, 2016

    Love “The House that built me.” Such a moving song.

  50. James · September 6, 2016

    The House that Built Me!

  51. Michael · September 6, 2016

    Stand proud Miss Miranda! He did not deserve you!

  52. Mary Lamarr · September 6, 2016

    Kerosene

  53. Cari · September 6, 2016

    The House that Built Me – great song from a talented vocalist/storyteller!

  54. Jamie Carithers · September 6, 2016

    Would love to be there to cheer her on and welcome back to Austin.

  55. JoAnne · September 6, 2016

    hard to pick a fav, Vice, Mama’s Broken Heart,
    Kerosene….

  56. Natalie Conduff · September 6, 2016

    Over you…

  57. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    Gunpowder and Lead

  58. Carri · September 6, 2016

    Famous in a Small Town❤️

  59. Crystal · September 6, 2016

    The house that built me!… No really, it did.

  60. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    Favorite song is “Love Your Memory” !!!

  61. Deborah Brigance · September 6, 2016

    Me an my best friend deeded saw Miranda n southaven Ms best show ever we were the fastest girls n town we left mama broken hearted n the house that built me an now I’m a crazy x girlfriend so now its gun powder an lead were is the kerosene lol

  62. Anonymous · September 6, 2016

    I love the duet she sang with carrie underwood-but for just a miranda lambert song, love white liar.

  63. LeAnna Mitchell · September 6, 2016

    I would love to see Miranda live!!!!

    Just pick one?!

    White Liar

  64. Jessica Reed · September 6, 2016

    “Bring Me Down” is my fave!

  65. Mandy J · September 7, 2016

    My 16 yr old & I always sing House That Built Me. Reminds me of our cousin who lost her mom at the age of 6. Her dad built her mom’s dream house just like in the song, but they only lived there together a year before her mom passed. The song always makes me cry.

  66. Nadia Sanchez · September 7, 2016

    The House That Built Me…it gets me every single time!!!!

  67. Kristen McCommas · September 7, 2016

    Over you!
    Would be a great way to spend my anniversary!

  68. NLB · September 7, 2016

    The House That Built Me….Beautiful song.

  69. Elizabeth Berumen · September 7, 2016

    And just a couple of my faves are Heart Like Mine & Love Letters.

  70. Anonymous · September 7, 2016

    Love so many. A heart like mine is one of my favorites from revolution.

  71. Valerie · September 7, 2016

    The house that built me is my most favorite! New fave is smokin and drinkin Love love gun powder n lead. Omg too many to chose from! I love her and her music❤️❤️

  72. Virginia · September 7, 2016

    The House that Built Me

  73. Albert Triana · September 7, 2016

    Pick me or “something bad about to happen” lol

  74. Jordan C · September 7, 2016

    This is so difficult to pick a favorite! I have so many!! Obviously my most recent favorite is Vice. My love of her started with Famous in a Small Town and my best friend and I always sing Crazy Ex-Girlfriend at any karaoke event. I would probably have to say my fave is Me and Charlie Talking, but I’m also tempted to just list every song from Four The Record ha!

  75. Cecilia · September 7, 2016

    The house that built me!

  76. Mandy Vachon · September 8, 2016

    Vice and heart like mine. Absolutely love these two songs. I get emotional each and every time I hear them.

    Good luck everyone.

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