Nashville, TN – March 2, 2007 – 2006 was a banner year for Columbia fireball Miranda Lambert in virtually every aspect of her career, and she is kicking off 2007 with news that her debut album Kerosene surpassed sales of 1,000,000 units. Sony BMG Nashville Chairman Joe Galante and Executive Vice President Butch Waugh surprised Miranda with a plaque signifying the achievement following her rousing performance in front of several thousand radio station programmers at Nashville’s annual Country Radio Seminar.
Kerosene debuted at #1 on SoundScan’s country chart when it was released in March of 2005. At the time, only six other country artists in the history of SoundScan had ever earned a Number One country album debut on their very first release. Kerosene went on to be the 2nd highest debut for a new country artist in 2005 and made Lambert one of the Top Selling Debut Country Artists of the year.
In the last two years Lambert has toured with Keith Urban and George Strait, and she is currently opening for Toby Keith's Ford Truck-sponsored Hookin' Up & Hangin' Out Tour and Dierks Bentley’s High Times and Hangovers Tour.
Her second album for Columbia Nashville will hit stores May 1, 2007. Miranda wrote or co-wrote eight of the 11 cuts, and she also interprets the work of some of the world's finest writers, including Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin, and Carlene Carter.