Fans at Miranda Lambert’s concert at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans witnessed an unforeseen moment in country music history this past Saturday on June 23.
“I’m sorry, y’all, but I wanted to say something. I went out to Walgreens today, and I saw some houses that still had boards on the windows, and…I live in Tornado Alley, in Oklahoma, and I know how disaster can affect a community. I just wanted you to know that I’ve prayed for you guys, and everything you went through, and that I appreciate you rebuilding your community and coming back stronger than ever.”
Lambert began singing again, but struggled to find her words. She turned her microphone to the crowd for support and the fans lent Lambert a hand by singing the lyrics. As the second verse came around, Lambert tried to resume singing, but again turned her microphone to the audience for help. It became clear to everyone present the beautiful singer was weeping. Touched by the Lambert’s compassion, the fans sung the remainder of the song.
By the end of the song, Lambert was composed and quickly spoke to the audience again.
“Seriously, y’all. I’m gonna have to kick your asses if you tell anyone I was crying up here.”
Lambert finished out the concert by charming the audience in a new fashion. She balanced a plastic cup on her head and took a shot of whiskey from a fan.
This concert truly was a special moment in country music history, a moment fans will not soon forget.
-Ashley Quadros, CBS Local