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1) She's currently at the top of Billboard's country albums chart

It's the second week running at number one on the charts for Miranda Lambert with latest studio album 'Platinum', and according to Billboard she debuted at number one with 180,000 units sold - her biggest debut to-date.

2) She won Female Video of the Year at this year's CMT Music Awards

The music video for 'Automatic' won Miranda her fifth consecutive CMT Award in that category, and that's not the only place she's hogging all the gongs...

3) April 6 of 2014 saw her take her fifth consecutive Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year Award

This gave Miranda the record for most consecutive wins in the category and cemented her position in the country music hall of fame.

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4) She's married to fellow country star Blake Shelton

The pair were wed on May 14, 2011 and their first dance was to Neal McCoy's 'No Doubt About It'. 2014 saw them celebrate their three years together on social media, posting their love notes for one another online.

5) She keeps a box cutter on-stage

Confessing that it "makes her crazy" when a beach ball comes flying at her head whilst she's performing, she keeps a box cutter on her drum riser for when it happens to put an end to such antics.

6) She was voted most likely to become a country singer in sixth grade

It turns out her peers in sixth grade were right on the money, as they voted Miranda the most likely to become a country singer out of the entire year group.

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7) She loves Carrie Underwood

Fellow country star Carrie Underwood has a fan in Miranda who describes her as "such a badass singer", and the two friends spend time together whenever possible. Miranda even bought Carrie a motorbike as a gift!

8) There's hope for a collaboration with Beyoncé

Miranda has no trouble in saying that she's after a collaboration with superstar Beyoncé. "She's a girl from Houston, and she worked her butt off to get where she is" she says of the star in a recent Rolling Stone interview.

9) She's hoping to open her eight bedroom guest-house as a bed and breakfast

Before the end of summer Miranda has plans to open her eight bedroom guest-house in Tishomingo, Oklahoma as a bed and breakfast. She's spent the last 12 months renovating the 1901 building and is close to opening the doors of the Ladysmith Hotel for its first guests.

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10) She enjoys a spot of barrel racing

After spending time at rodeos, Miranda's intrigue into barrel racing continued to grow and so she began to take lessons to find out for herself what it involved. Before long, she was completing the clover-leaf pattern around preset barrels in no time at all.

New album 'Platinum' by Miranda Lambert is out now through RCA Nashville Records/Sony Music Entertainment.

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