2010 was the year that Miranda Lambert released one of her cornerstone singles. “The House That Built Me” alongside “Gunpowder & Lead” are two of her early hits that are hallmarks of her success. Up until the release of “The House That Built Me”, Miranda's hit songs were namely spitfire anthems (softer singles like “Dead Flowers” or "More Like Her" charted poorly). She was the kerosene girl.
“The House That Built Me” changed all of that. It showed casual fans another side to Miranda, a softer, more introspective side, that didn't involve taking a hammer to everything in the place. It's grown to be one of my fonder spots in Miranda's discography, as a young child it was not my favorite, but now it's simple story telling is reflective of why it snatched her a Grammy.