When Miranda Lambert burst onto the country scene in 2005, she let country fans everywhere know that there was still a place in Nashville for outlaws. Her badass attitude and rough-around-the-edges, rock ‘n' roll-influenced sound also landed a punch on behalf of feminism in country music. In Lambert's songs, the men who do her wrong have a lot more than her tears to worry about—they're lucky to get away with their lives. But she's also capable of squeezing your heart with a soul-baring ballad. Whether she's fierce or sentimental, anyone with ears can tell Lambert lives every second of her songs.