Miranda Lambert Thrives in Her Own Artistic Territory

Miranda Lambert and her husband, The Voice‘s Blake Shelton, have emerged as the hottest couple in country music, but the media attention has in no way eclipsed her remarkable string of individual achievements this past year.

Just for starters, she’s the reigning female vocalist of the year for both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. In February, she made her acting debut in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and soon afterward heard “Run Daddy Run” (the song she co-wrote and recorded with her Pistol Annies pals) featured on the soundtrack of The Hunger Games. She also signed on as executive producer of a yet-to-be-named NBC-TV series that will be loosely based on her early life as the daughter of a couple who ran a detective agency.

In June, Lambert won the female video trophy at the CMT Music Awards for “Over You,” the song she co-wrote with Shelton. Her recording of that song has sold more than 1 million downloads and was named the CMA’s song of the year in November. She now holds a Grammy nomination for her album, Four the Record.

Lambert and Dierks Bentley will embark on their Locked & Reloaded tour in January.