Country singer and guitarist Miranda Lambert was nominated for six ACM awards this year. - Randee St. Nicholas

Miranda Lambert at the Medford Armory

Miranda Lambert's latest album, "Revolution," should tell you she's more than another pretty country girl with a guitar,

Country girls can rock out, and you fellas be warned, Lambert will make some noise when she takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the Medford Armory, 1701 S. Pacific Highway.

The show is a stop on Lambert's "Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars," tour, her first road trip as the headliner.

"Revolution" was released in September 2009 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Country Album Chart and No. 8 on Billboard's Top 200. The album received praise from Rolling Stone, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and several other prominent publications. Lambert also won "Album of the Year" at the Academy of Country Music Awards for her 2007 release "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, and this year was nominated for six ACM awards including "Album of the Year" for "Revolution" and "Song of the Year" for "White Liar."

Her feisty personality comes through in several of her most successful hits, including "Gunpowder and Lead," "Kerosene," "Famous in a Small Town," and "Dead Flowers," which earned her a nomination for the Grammy's "Best Female Country Vocal Performance."

Lambert says she feels "Revolution" reveals more of her personal life than her two earlier albums, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Kerosene."

"I think that this record reflects both sides of my personality because I have the regular 25-year-old small town girl that likes to make cupcakes and live on a farm, and then I have this rowdy, crazy, head-bangin' rock-star-girl side that is my life on the road," Lambert wrote in an e-mail interview.

"Revolution" features traditional country music with a Southern-rock twist. That likely comes from some of her musical inspirations — Merle Haggard, Jack Ingram and Alison Moorer — as well as rockers she grew up listening to, such as Creedence Clearwater Revival and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Lambert describes her music as both "insightful and badass."

Of the 15 tracks on the new album, she wrote 11.

"I love songwriting," she wrote in the e-mail. "It is a great outlet for me to express myself. When I was a teenager, my dad taught me to play guitar so I could start to write my own songs. It seems the more I write, the better I get putting my feelings down on paper. Kind of like a muscle, when you keep working it, it gets stronger ... I took a few months off to write for this album and stayed home on my farm in Oklahoma. I focused on what I know and what I wanted to say."

Lambert says her mother drove her across the Lone Star State stopping at radio stations along the way to ask them to play her music. Her big break came in 2003, when she competed in the televised talent show, "Nashville Star," and took third place, launching her into the country music scene.

Shortly afterward, she released her first album, "Kerosene," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard's Country Album chart. She wrote eight of the 11 songs on that CD.

"I love singing about real life with heartbreaks, jealousy, and of course, drinking," Lambert wrote. "It appears that a lot of the greats made amazing country songs on these topics, and I've always related to that music."

For her performance at the Armory, the firebrand singer will be joined by her band, featuring bassist Aden Bubeck, rhythm guitarist Scotty Wray, drummer Keith Zebroski, lead guitarist Alex Weeden and keyboardist Chris Kline.

Tickets to the show are $29.75 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

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