Miranda Lambert Shares Story Of Fan Who Shot Abusive Boyfriend- Inspired By “Gunpowder & Lead”

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Annually in February, country singers flock to Nashville for a week-long event called Country Radio Seminar. This year, it seems that CRS had even more star power than years prior!

Even though she’s in the middle of her Wildcard Tour, Miranda Lambert took some time to head back to Nashville for a special one-hour sit down on Wednesday (Feb. 19).

She spoke about how she first got into music as a kid, her time on the television show Nashville Star, and a few fan encounters. Pretty often, Lambert admitted that fans tell her how her 2010 song “House That Built Me” affected them.

She said, “I had people come and tell me ‘The House That Built Me’ changed their actual life.”

Another fan encounter she spoke about happened years ago at a meet and greet.

A woman told her how one of Lambert’s songs saved her life. But it wasn’t “House That Built Me” like the singer was used to. It was “Gunpowder & Lead,” her 2010 song about a woman who plans on shooting her abusive husband once he gets out of jail.

She said, “This lady actually came up to me and she said, ‘I got off because he was beating me, but ‘Gunpowder & Lead’ saved my life.’”

“I was like, what?” Lambert told the CRS crowd.

She continued, “She goes, ‘I shot him. I shot his ass.’”

Lambert says the song “wasn’t meant to be taken literally,” but she does sing lyrics including, “I’m goin’ home, gonna load my shotgun,” “His fist is big but my gun’s bigger,
he’ll find out when I pull the trigger,” and “I’m gonna show him what a little girl’s made of, gunpowder and, gunpowder and lead.”

Watch her perform “Gunpowder & Lead” below.