Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me" is #1 on both Mediabase and the Billboard Country Singles chart, ending Chris Young's multiple-week run at the top with "The Man I Want To Be." This marks Miranda's second #1 tune, following the success of "White Liar" earlier this year.
While Miranda may not have written the tune, it touched her and her family personally. She shares, "When I was about 5-years-old, my parents had their own business. And, you know, when the phone stops ringing and you're self-employed...the phone stops ringing. So we had to move and live with my uncle for a while. Then we got to rent this huge farmhouse that was dilapidated, I mean, it was in terrible shape. But it had so much potential and my mom could see that. We didn't have a lot, but we had everything we needed and I don't feel like I ever missed out on one thing." Lambert adds, "I really learned valuable lessons at a young age and it means a lot to my parents because that made me who I am. 'The House That Built Me' describes that perfectly. I feel like the fact that I recorded this song lets my parents know that they did a good job with me."