MIRANDA LAMBERT'S KEROSENE EXPLODES
Miranda Lambert has the No. 1 country album in the nation with her debut album, Kerosene. The "Me And Charlie Talking" singer had first-week album sales of 40,390. The chart-topping debut puts her in an elite club, since only five other country artists in the history of Soundscan have ever debuted at No.1 with their first release-Wynonna (1992), Billy Ray Cyrus (1992), LeAnn Rimes (1996), Buddy Jewell (2003) and Gretchen Wilson (2004). "When my manager called with the news, I was driving home from the gym and I had to tell him to hang on because my truck had just died," said Miranda. "I had to pull over to the side of the road-I'd like to say it was just because of the shock I was feeling, but my truck really wouldn't start. It's an old, beat-up Ford, and it's always doing that, but it picked the perfect moment." Miranda added that the first thing she did when she got home was call her band. "They all started crying," she said. "This weekend we're doing a show in Gulfport at a Casino, so we'll leave the celebration to your imagination."