CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Miranda Lambert is proof that not winning a reality show is no hindrance to monster success. Remember who won when Lambert finished third on "Nashville Star" in 2003? Probably not, but anyone paying attention to country music knows of Lambert's subsequent rocket to fame. (It was Buddy Jewell, by the way.)
Her singles include "Kerosene," "Bring Me Down," "Gunpowder and Lead" and the chart-topping hits "Heart Like Mine" and "The House That Built Me." She has scored trophies at the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Country Music Association Awards.
Lambert is married to country superstar Blake Shelton and made an appearance at his concert here in February. On Sunday, she's back, headlining her own tour with openers Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show at the Charleston Civic Center are $25.75, $37.75 and $49.75. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.