Miranda Lambert’s The House That Built Me video was her first number one single and was awarded Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Video of the Year at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards, a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, and Music Video of the Year at the 2010 CMA Awards. The House That Built Me is nominated for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year at the 2011 CMT Music Awards.
Written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, The House That Build Me is the tale of a female narrator returning to the house that she grew up in, and asking the person who now lives in the house if she could step inside and take a look around. The video includes Miranda wandering around the house, with documentary flashbacks of her family and herself as a child in a house that looks nearly identical to the one in the video.
Miranda told The Boot that the concept of the video was clear: “This was one of those videos that needed to be really obvious … [The director] found a house that looked a lot like the house I grew up in. There’s no drama in the video. It just is what it is. It represents the song in such a great way.”