On it was emblazoned a message of hope and thanks from Jeff Tudisca – a veteran who had served in the U.S. Army. “Three combat tours. Your voice was the last thing I listened to every night! Thank you!!!” it said.
With her cheeks wet from tears and while clearly overcome with emotion, Lambert stopped the music to gain her composure. But as the audience cheered on, the singer wiped her eyes clean and went back to the microphone, emboldened by the fact that she’d made a difference to someone’s life.