Country music is famous for its melancholic tone, and its songs can turn its most stone-hearted fans into crying wrecks. However, it wasn’t the music that made singer Miranda Lambert tear up at a recent gig. For that, she has one fan and his heartfelt message to thank.
With two Grammys and multiple Country Music Association awards under her belt, Miranda Lambert is undoubtedly country music’s hottest talent. Indeed, the fact that five of her albums have hit platinum shows just how much her music resonates with audiences.
On August 19, 2016, then, thousands of eager fans gathered at the Xfinity Theater in Hartford, Connecticut, to see the star perform. The mood in the air was jubilant, and anticipation hit fever pitch as she launched into her number one hit, “The House That Built Me.”