Nashville, Tennessee (May 8, 2007) – It’s 2 for 2 for Miranda Lambert as the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter’s latest release, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, debuted at #1 on the Nielsen SoundScan Country Chart and #6 on the Top 200 Albums Chart with nearly 53,000 copies sold in the first week. The album also entered the country digital albums chart at #1. The number one debut is the second for Lambert, with her critically-acclaimed and platinum-selling debut album Kerosene also hitting number one the first week on the charts in 2005.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was called “One of the best country albums of 2007” by USA Today and Miranda “one of country music’s most promising young stars” by The New York Times. Her sophomore album has received rave reviews from The New York Times, Blender Magazine,
Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, Slant Magazine, San Antonio Express News, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Sun-Times, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Washington Post, Boston Globe, iTunes, Philadelphia Inquirer and many others! Check out what people are saying about Miranda below…
"They don't make mainstream country records much better than this."
- Philadelphia Inquirer
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a stone keeper, an early contender for the year’s most enjoyable country album.”
- Austin American-Statesman
“The album in its entirety is by far the most thorough work of any album I have heard all year. If you like country and you don't get this album, you will be missing out immensely.”
- The Daily Texan
“On the best country album so far this year, Lambert sounds as if she just might be woman enough to have taken Loretta Lynn’s man — and volatile enough to have shot him in his tracks the first time he hit her. Well, maybe not the first. But the second, for sure.” - USA Today
“OK, she's got a temper, but we're still Crazy for Lambert's new CD.”
- Entertainment Weekly
“Her songs of female empowerment and small-town wild-child fun have marked her as one of today's most promising country ingénues. This dust-kicker's more like a superheroine.”
- Los Angeles Times
"The uber-talented and feisty East Texas girl makes me want to reuse and revise critic Jon Landau's legendary line about Bruce Springsteen: "I have seen the future of country music, and its name is Miranda Lambert."
- Texas Music Magazine
“With Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Ms. Lambert daringly exposes all sides of her creative personality, and every one of them is country to the core. She's a spitfire example of how Texas-bred music still deserves a place on the national radar.”
- Dallas Morning News
“[Crazy Ex-Girlfriend] is one of the best country albums this year. And people are just about to find that out.
- Orange County Register
“Lambert has an attitude; ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ shows she has the goods to back it up.”
- Boston Globe
Miranda wrote or co-wrote eight of the eleven songs on the new disc, and she called on some pretty high-profile writers to round out the album. Patty Griffin and Gillian Welch contributed their works to the collection, and the closing song “Easy From Now On” was written by Carlene Carter and Susanna Clark and recorded by Emmylou Harris on her Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town album in 1978. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke.
Miranda is currently nominated for Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist and Top New Female Vocalist and will perform her hit single “Famous in a Small Town” on the ACM awards show May 15th in Las Vegas. In addition, she is performing on The Tonight Show May 11th, appearing on the CBS Early Show May 14th and performing on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on May 14th. She will hit the road with Toby Keith this summer on his “Hookin’ Up & Hangin’ Out” tour, beginning in late June.
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