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The lovely and talented Miranda Lambert

 Country music's reigning female vocalist.

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D.C. date

Miranda Lambert looked radiant in white as she posed for photographers as she arrived for the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner at the U.S. State Department in Washington. The honors are bestowed annually on five artists for their lifetime achievement in the arts and culture. The "Little Red Wagon" singer's Peter Langner gown reminded us of a sexy wedding dress with a plunging neckline and sheer paneling.

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Sexy comeback

Miranda Lambert struck a pose for her first post-divorce magazine cover. The singer looked smoking in a black dress with a low-cut neckline on the cover of Cosmopolitan. She looked equally sexy in a little black dress in another photo for the mag. She talked about her new single life, her ex Blake Shelton, how she's looking forward to 2016 and more in the Cosmo interview.

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Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift isn't the only one with a girl squad. Country superstar Miranda Lambert has been touring with her close group of girlfriends this summer. "Girls in leather flock together," the newly-single star wrote on Instagram. Pictured from l-r: RaeLynn, Clare Dunn, Courtney Cole and Miranda Lambert. Click here for more pictures of Hollywood's hottest stars.

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Miranda steps out post split

Miranda Lambert joined her best friend Ashley Monroe onstage for a surprise performance in Nashville July 22. The duo and former Pistol Annie bandmates sang Lambert's song "Heart Like Mine." This is the first time Lambert has stepped out in public since her split from Blake Shelton.

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Big winner

Looks like Lambert needed a hand holding all of her trophies as she posed backstage with her awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for "Platinum", Song of the Year (writer and singer) for "Automatic" and a Milestone Award during the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Arlington, Texas April 19, 2015.

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Last public appearance

Lambert and Shelton made their last red carpet appearance together at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 8, 2015. Country music's former king and queen shocked fans when they announced their divorce July 20, 2015 after 4 years of marriage.

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Grammy take 2

Lambert posed with her award for Best Country Album for "Platinum" in the press room at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 8, 2015.

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Miranda makes history

Singer-songwriter Lambert made music history when her new album, "Platinum," scored the number one spot on Billboard's country chart. She became the first country artist of the Billboard Top Country Albums to see all of their first five albums debut at number one. See what else this country gal has accomplished.

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Rescuer

Next to singing, rescuing animals is Miranda Lambert's passion. "Rain or Sine, Redemption Ranch in Tishomingo is open for business today! We are ready!" the country star wrote on Instagram of the grand opening of her Oklahoma town's animal shelter. Click here for more pictures of the singer.

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Sexier side

Lambert rocked out on the red carpet before she performed at Fashion Rocks at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The singer showed off her sexier side with a sleek black suit and a glittery bra that played peek-a-boo with her jacket.

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Little red romper

Miranda donned a little red romper to perform her song "Little Red Wagon" at Fashion Rocks in New York. The singer also debuted a shorter (and blonder) do.

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Miranda and The King

Lambert got to perform at her idol, George Strait's, final stop of his Cowboy Rides Away tour in her home state of Texas. For more pictures of the "Automatic" singer, go to HollywoodLife.com.

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'Somethin' Bad'

Miranda Lambert (L) and Carrie Underwood performed their new duet "Somethin' Bad" onstage at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

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Hall of Fame

Lambert scored her own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. "The Country Music Hall of Fame is a place to cherish what country music is all about, and I'm so honored to have an exhibit in this treasured hall," said the singer. For more pictures of Lambert, visit HollywoodLife.com.

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Miranda Lambert

Singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert has come very far from her small town roots in Lindale, Texas to five-time winner of the ACM female vocalist of the year.

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Dramatic slim-down

Lambert showed off her newly svelte figure at country music's biggest party of the year. The "Automatic" singer looked better than ever in her Swarovski crystal studded nude gown. Lambert admits she spent her "20s on a roller coaster" with her "yo-yo weight." She decided to lose the weight once and for all before her 30 birthday this past November. "I just wanted to get healthier and go into my 30s in the best shape I could be in," she told People.

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'Automatic'

A dressed-down Miranda Lambert sang her latest single, "Automatic," on stage at the 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas. The singer couldn't help but add a little glitz to her jeans tshirt look; she donned a pair of silver cowboy boots from her Designer Shoe Warehouse collection.

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Performing with The King

Lambert performed a medley in honor of Merle Hagard with The King of Country Music at the 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas. Lambert has often cited Hagard and Strait as two of her musical influencers.

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Animal lover

The country singer's second love to music? Lambert loves all animals and has adopted several rescues. She even started her own charity called MuttNation Foundation to help neglected pets across the U.S. Click here for 5 more fun facts you didn't know about Miranda.

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Girl power

What do you get when you put together strong female vocals, original country tunes and lots of hair spray? In 2011, Miranda Lambert (R) joined Ashley Monroe (L), Angaleena Presley (C) to form the Pistol Annies. The country trio's hit songs include "Hell on Heels" and "Hush Hush. They performed "Boys Round Here" with Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow and Blake Shelton at the 48th ACM Awards in Las Vegas, April 7, 2013.

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'Something Bad'

Although Lambert and Carrie Underwood have collaborated in the past (they performed "Travelin' Band" at the 45th ACM Awards in 2010), that didn't stop Lambert from being a bundle of nerves when approaching Underwood for a duet. "Singing with Carrie Underwood is very, very intimidating," Lambert admitted said of asking Underwood to record "Something Bad" for her upcoming "Platinum" album. "Asking her to do this was nerve-wracking."

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Grammy mashup

Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley performed a mashup of their hit songs, "Over You" and "Home" at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. The singers are close friends and have toured together three times, most recently on their "Locked and Reloaded" tour in 2013.

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Grammy winner

Lambert couldn't help but smile as she posed with her grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance award for "The House That Built Me" backstage at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in 2011.

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Firecracker

Lambert performed at the 39th Annual Country Music with the help of her favorite friend, fire, n 2005. The singer admitted to Chelsea Lately that she's fire-obsessed. "I just feel powerful when it's around," she said. "Especially if I can start it. Yeah, that's right. I'll burn your house down." Although she's never actually burnt down anyone's house, she practiced in her music video for "Kerosene."

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The lovely and talented Miranda Lambert

 Country music's reigning female vocalist.

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