While taping Front and Center for the CMA Songwriter Series on Tuesday night in Nashville, country star Miranda Lambert was joined onstage by her father and very first musical collaborator, Rick Lambert.
For this TV special which will air via PBS in 2018, the Texan reunited with her talented The Weight of These Wings co-writers and played acoustic versions of tracks from the double album. The audience was treated performance of “Vice,” “We Should Be Friends,” “Ugly Lights,” and “I’ve Got Wheels.” With Shane McAnally, Liz Rose, Jessi Alexander, and other songwriters by her side, Lambert dove into the meaning behind many of the songs featured on the 2016 project.
As fans well know, the tone of the album was greatly influenced by the songbird’s divorce from fellow country music entertainer Blake Shelton. Instead of focususing on the negative, Lambert talked about penning many of the tunes on the front porch of her Nashville farm and even disclosed what she and her songwriters were drinking during their creative sessions.
Also present during the filming was Lambert’s boyfriend of two years, Anderson East. He joined his girlfriend for a moving performance of “Getaway Driver” with accompaniment from singer-songwriter Natalie Hemby.
At the end of the eventful evening, Miranda brought her dad out to perform “Greyhound Bound for Nowhere,” a song they wrote together that she sang on Nashville Star and appeared on her debut solo album, Kerosene.
“I texted my mom last night and said, ‘Get on Southwest and come to Nashville,'” she shared with the crowd. “My dad was my very first co-writer I ever had. He taught me how to play guitar and he taught me my love of music. Dad and I haven’t sang this song together, except by a campfire, in a long time.”
Watch the father-daughter duo perform below!
To close out the night, Miranda and her numerous co-writers received their platinum certification plaques for The Weight of These Wings.
“It’s very much the story of my last couple of years and all the things you go through in life,” Lambert said about the very personal record. “Thank you to all of the songwriters for going down this road with me and spending your time on my journey.”
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