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The fascination with Lambert began in earnest when she was a humble yet feisty runner-up on "Nashville Star" in 2003, standing out as the most independent and least likely of all reality-show contestants. Sony Nashville quickly signed her with the understanding that, even though she was still a teen, she had the moxie and know-how to write many of her own songs. Reflective singles like "Famous in a Small Town" proved her wise beyond her tender years, and rowdy ones like "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" proved her bold beyond all expectations of just how fresh a country freshman should bE. Lambert made history when "Four the Record" debuted at #1 making her the first artist in the 47 year history of the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart to have all four of their first four albums debut at that spot. Lambert is country's reigning female vocalist of the year, as bestowed by both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. She's won the prized album of the year trophy from both organizations, as well. She received the top country female vocal performance honor at the Grammy Awards for "The House That Built Me." And, lest all her honorifics be so high-minded, she's been named one of People magazine's Most Beautiful People and one of Maxim's Hottest Women of Country.
One of the most successful entertainers, Reba has sold over 56 million albums worldwide. As a leading lady in the genre, the multi-platinum recording artist for The Valory Music Co. has been inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and earned an ACM Career Achievement honor. She has won 15 American Music Awards; 13 ACM Awards; nine People's Choice Awards; 7 CMA Awards and 2 Grammy Awards, in addition to hosting the ACM Awards 14 times. Reba's reign of #1 hits spans four decades and Billboard, Country Aircheck and Mediabase recognized her as the biggest female hitmaker in country music history. The multimedia superstar earned her 64th Top 10 hit and her 35th #1 with "Turn On The Radio," from her most recent album, "All the Women I Am." Reba's run of sales successes has garnered her in the upper echelon of #1 albums in the genre. During her last tour – "All the Women I Am" -- both Pollstar and Billboard's Boxscore – the touring industry's leading trade outlets – named Reba the #1 female country touring artist, selling a combined total of over nine million tickets. The superstar has earned over three million fans on Facebook, propelling her into an elite group of Country artists who've achieved the popularity milestone. The Oklahoma native is also an acclaimed film, TV and Broadway actress. On November 2, she returned to television with the ABC sitcom, "Malibu Country."