December 21

Where It All Started: Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me”

Initially intended for Blake Shelton, “The House That Built Me” instantly resonated with Miranda Lambert, and she immediately asked to record the song herself. The single was released in March 2010 as a part of her Revolution album.

The track rose to fame and eventually topped the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for four weeks. It was also one of Miranda Lambert’s songs that received a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 

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Since its release, artists such as Tanya Tucker, Cledus Judd, and Chester See have shared their versions of the hit song.

Miranda Lambert scored her first-ever Grammy win with “The House That Built Me.” The music took home Best Female Country Vocal Performance, a major award during the 53rd Grammy Awards.

More About the Song

Allen Shamblin, one of the songwriters, used his experiences while living in his humble home in Texas. The song talks about returning to the home where you grew up in.

“The House That Built Me,” when taken, refers to the house or home you lived, grew, matured, and became a part of. The home is not an easy place to leave; all your memories, good or bad, happy or sad, are there and will be embedded in you. You will never forget when you’re at home with your family and loved ones wherever you go.

Although sometimes, the home might be a bit loud, messy, and not always what you want it to be, nothing can beat the comfort home brings.

Reviews and critics cannot help but praise “The House That Built Me” and Miranda Lambert’s singing. The track was considered to be one of the best records to be released, and it was also beautifully recorded. The song was also the best one on Lambert’s album.

Rewind time and bring back childhood memories by listening to the song below.


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