While performing a special benefit show at Joe’s Bar in Chicago on Tuesday, country music star Miranda Lambert was joined on stage by two very important men in her life, boyfriend Anderson East and father Richard Lambert. Proceeds from the event went directly to support Lambert’s “Women Creators Fund,” which provides a scholarship for one female Belmont University student pursing a music industry career.
The talented group, which included Gwen Sebastian, performed the powerful gospel song “Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind Stayed on Freedom).” Watch Mr. Lambert totally rock his part below!
Like his famous daughter, he has quite the stage presence. Interestingly enough, Richard was the one who inspired Miranda Lambert to name her latest musical output The Weight of These Wings.
“He mentioned the line to me one time at a show and it just stuck with me,” the songbird explained to Taste of Country. “It just felt really big, some ways heavy and some ways light. It sort of makes you think about a lot of things, just that one sentence.”
Today kicks off Miranda Lambert’s Highway Vagabond Tour in Evansville, Indiana. Check out the tour schedule below!
Practice makes perfect. I'm laying in bed after our final rehearsal day for the Highway Vagabond Tour. Last night at @joesonweedst was so special for us. We have been playing at Joe's for over a decade. I was nervous to be back on stage after a break from the road. But Chicago yall helped me shake my jitters. Thanks for always being there for us over the years. And thanks for giving that same big love to my friend Natalie Hemby @wruckestrike. She was kind enough to come open the show last night. I think the world of her. She is one of a kind! Tomorrow Evansville IN kicks off this tour! Can't wait yall! #highwayvagabondtour #livinlikehippies #tuuuuuurrrrtime
Miranda Lambert’s 2017 Highway Vagabond Tour Dates:
Jan. 26 — Evansville, Ind. @ Ford Center
Jan. 27 — Springfield, Mo. @ JQH Arena
Jan. 28 — Kearney, Neb. @ Viaero Event Center
Feb. 2 — Providence, R.I. @ Dunkin Donuts Center
Feb. 3 — Amherst, Mass. @ Mullins Center
Feb. 4 — Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun
Feb. 23 — Reading, Pa. @ Santander Arena
Feb. 24 — Charlottesville, Va. @ John Paul Jones Arena
Feb. 25 — Charleston, S.C. @ North Charleston Coliseum
March 2 — Green Bay, Wis. @ Resch Center
March 3 — Brookings, S.D. @ Swiftel Center
March 4 — Grand Forks, N.D. @ Ralph Engelstad Arena
March 10 — Wichita, Kan. @ Intrust Bank Arena
March 11 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
March 12 — Bossier City, La. @ CenturyLink Center
March 17 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
March 18 — Rockford, Ill. @ BMO Harris Bank Center
March 19 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
To see the latest tour updates and purchase tickets click here.
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