Miranda Lambert Celebrates Platinum Success
Miranda Lambert gathered with friends and her team of industry professionals on Friday night (Feb. 4) to celebrate her career-spanning musical success.
To go along with the "platinum" theme of the party, Miranda wore a shimmering dress while a metallic-tinged guitar that stood atop a pyramid of gourmet cupcakes sat on a table at the entryway.
"This is an incredibly special night," proclaimed Gary Overton, head of Lambert's label, Sony Music Nashville, when he stood in front of the guests to introduce the country star. "We have multiple awards for Miranda."
At one point, Miranda jokingly whined, "There's so many!"
Overton presented Miranda with platinum digital single plaques for sales of both "Gunpowder & Lead" and "The House That Built Me." He also handed her a platinum album for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and a plaque with images of all three of her albums to date - Kerosene, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Revolution - each of which has sold or shipped 1 million copies.
In addtiona, writers of "The House That Built Me," Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, gave her a painting of a house that was inspired by the song. "You can put that on your bus, maybe," said Douglas.
Lambert spoke and acknowledged membrs of her support team standing in the crowd, urging producer Frank Liddell to come to the stage for special recognition.
The country singer claimed that when she asked Liddell to produce her first album, he replied, "You're making the worst mistake of your career." Her response? "I don't care. I don't have a career anyway."
Things have obviously changed since then! Congrats, Miranda!