Last night, just 90 miles from the small town that gave her solid roots and wings to fly, Miranda Lambert played what she deemed on her Twitter feed as the “biggest Honky Tonk I’ve ever played in Texas.”
Welcoming her back home with open arms, fans packed the American Airlines Center, eager to sing along with every song, new and old.
Lambert even had a special treat for her hometown admirers. She called her number one fan out on stage (for those of you who are not fans of either country music or The Voice, that would be her husband, Blake Shelton) to sing a duet. Surprising everyone, and bringing a tear to the eye of some, the country crooners harmonized one of Shelton’s all-time greatest hits, Austin.
Also part of the concert was Roots and Wings, the song she wrote and video that was produced specifically to promote the Ram truck brand. “I am very inspired by what the Ram brand stands for – being who you are, working hard, staying true to your roots,” Lambert said. “I wanted to write a song that would represent all of those things. Roots and Wings is personal to me about where I come from and where I am going. The guys at Ram really made the lyrics come to life with the imagery and I hope it speaks to people the way it does to me.”
If you’ve been following Miranda’s Certified Platinum Tour on Twitter, you’ve probably seen fans across the country raving about her concert and tweeting selfies next to the silver Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn along with #RootsWingsRam. The official truck of the Certified Platinum Tour, it tows Lambert’s Airstream trailer, “Wanda the Wanderer.”
It was nothing short of a spectacular evening – one that made the dreams of an award-winning musician and a few thousand of her closest fans come true.