Fan Moment of the Year: Miranda Lambert
A special moment happens between a country star and a fan in the audience at just about every concert throughout the year. We here at Rare Country are obsessed over those sorts of moments when we see a performer and someone in the crowd share that special connection that only seems to exist in country music.
Usually it’s the star getting a big response out of the fans, but Miranda Lambert was the one shedding the tears during this moment, which our readers have rightly chosen as the Fan Moment of the Year at the inaugural Rare Country Awards.
Back in August, Miranda was headlining a show in Hartford, Connecticut when she spotted a very special fan sign in the audience.“3 combat tours…your voice was the last thing I heard every night. Thank you.”
The sweet soldier holding this sign broke down in tears when Miranda took his sign and held it up for the entire crowd to see. Miranda herself couldn’t keep from crying as she proudly held the sign during her emotional performance of “The House That Built Me,” which even on a normal day brings her to tears. But on this night, the tears flowed.
She couldn’t even get through the second verse — the audience had to finish it.
The story gets even sweeter from there. Miranda actually had a meet and greet with the soldier, Jeff Tudisca, backstage at her show at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts a few weeks after that special moment took place.