Miranda Lambert Joined by Her Dad, Her Friends at First Hall of Fame In-Residence [Pictures]
Miranda Lambert kicked off a sold-out residency at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's CMA Theater on Wednesday night (Sept. 19) and invited many of her friends.
Lambert's 90-minute set spanned her 15-year catalog, including hits like "White Liar" and "Heart Like Mine," which she performed with each song's co-writer, Natalie Hemby and Ashley Monroe respectively, according to the Tennessean.
The superstar's father, Richard Lee Lambert, also made an appearance onstage. He was her first-ever co-writer, and he later helped her write “Greyhound Bound for Nowhere,” which they performed together at the CMHoF. The track is featured on the younger Lambert's 2005 major label debut album, Kerosene.
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Additional highlights included a collaboration with her songwriting hero Allison Moorer on “A Soft Place to Fall” and “Oklahoma Sky." Longtime friends Hemby and Monroe spent a good amount of the show onstage with Lambert, singing hits they crafted together (Hemby performed "Airstream Song," "Virginia Bluebell" and "Tomboy" with Lambert, while Monroe returned for "Me and Your Cigarettes").
Lambert was chosen as the museum's 15th artist-in-residence earlier this year. The singer will return on Sept. 26 for another sold-out performance. The museum's artist-in-residence series was established in 2003 and honors a musical master who has contributed a significant body of work to American popular music. Lambert joins a distinguished class that includes Cowboy Jack Clement, Earl Scruggs, Tom T. Hall, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Douglas, Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Connie Smith, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs,Alan Jackson, Rosanne Cash and last year's honoree, Jason Isbell.
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