You never know who’s going to show up at a show in Nashville…
And for fans of Brooks & Dunn show at Bridgestone Arena last night, they made way more than their money when Kix and Ronnie pulled Miranda Lambert on stage to sing a few songs.
The Texas native was there watching the show and “getting drunk” with her friends in the audience, when Ronnie heard she was there and wanted to bring her on stage.
Of course, she complied, saying this as she went out to cheer the crowd:
“I can’t hear shit, I was out there getting drunk enjoying the show. Which?!”
She joined the iconic ’90s duo for the finale of “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” and, as excited as she was to be there, told them she was heading back to her seat for more drinks after the song ended:
“Just sang with B&D in Nashville, Tennessee, guys! Well, I will drink, you will entertain them.”
And as she walked away, she realized they were about to play their signature song and number 1 hit “Neon Moon”, so naturally, she immediately turned around at the first lick of the steel guitar to help them out some more. .
Ronnie, who was impressed that she did this without any training or warning, promised the audience that she really didn’t have any notice that he would do this:
“This isn’t fair to Miranda, but Miranda can go out here and do anything without rehearsal. It’s all about being real.
I swear to you I just pulled her out of the audience. She had no idea.”
And Miranda, who is also already a professional, agreed, saying that she would have dressed for the occasion had she known that she would take the stage:
“I swear to God he did.
I would have worn my fishnet stockings and Spanx if I had known!”
Ronnie: I swear to you I just pulled her out of the audience. She had no idea.
Miranda: I would have worn my fishnet stockings and Spanx if I had known!!! pic.twitter.com/3kUY4XfL7m
— Miranda Lambert Fan (@ranfancentral) June 19, 2022
A girl after my own heart… you have to love.
It’s nice to see an artist like Miranda, who sang with the best of country music (like George Strait, for example) is still excited to sing with her musical heroes.
It’s the trio I never knew I needed, honestly. Check out their full performance here:
Pam Tillis says Miranda Lambert led the way as Loretta Lynn
I mean, who am I to argue with Pam Tillis?
Recently, she sat down with Tracy Lawrence on his weekly radio show, Honky Tonkin’ With Tracy Lawrencewhere he asked her about some of the younger country artists she’s into now.
Sure, she gave the great Carly Pearce some love, as did Lauren Alaina, but one superstar in particular came to mind.
Pam went on to say that Miranda Lambert paved the way for the aforementioned women to excel in country music the way they have, and that she believes Miranda is that Loretta Lynn generation:
“I listen to some, I listen to some. And there are some great young talents, you know, like Lauren Alaina and Carly Pearce. So many that I’m going to sit here and feel stupid because they don’t come to mind.
Of course, Miranda paved the way for this new crop of women, and I think she is our Loretta Lynn.”
That’s high praise from a legend like Pam, and while sure enough, it’s like comparing apples to oranges, because the music industry is very different from when Loretta was at her peak, the point is well accepted, and I think her general sentiment and truth.
While I know there will be a lot of people who will roll their eyes, to say the least, it’s very unfair not to even consider the idea, because no one is doing what it is right now.
I mean, Miranda is at the top of her game right now, and she’s the only woman in country music with a bar on lower Broadway (Casa Rosa), has her own clothing line, just launched a new home line at Walmart, launched three albums in the last year, and most recently was honored as the only country artist on the TIME Magazine’s 2022 list of the 100 most influential people.
It’s a list of accomplishments that, in fact, no one else can compare right now:
The wonderful @pamtillis joined me on my radio show, Honky Tonkin’ recently and let me tell you something, she’s not wrong about @mirandalambert. Watch the full interview here: https://t.co/u4cP4IvOEe pic.twitter.com/MdkbDqFKbH
— Tracy Lawrence (@tracy_lawrence) June 14, 2022
And your ex-opener and fellow Texan Parker McCollum said before that she is “the Dolly of our era”, and he is willing to “die on that hill.”
So call her Loretta, or Dolly, or whatever country great you want to compare her to, but there’s no denying that Miranda is leaving an indelible mark on the genre that will be heard by generations of music fans to come…
Just like Dolly and Loretta.
You can check out Pam and Tracy’s entire conversation here: