Miranda Joins Her Friends For Onstage Surprises
Miranda Lambert sure knows how to pull off a good surprise!
It’s not uncommon for the feisty country superstar to pop up at her friends’ concerts from time to time. Once, she joined Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville to perform a few classic country covers.
The audience was surprised to say the least, and got a kick out of Lambert and Urban’s unannounced collaboration with Bentley.
While Lambert sang other artists’ songs when she shared the stage with Bentley and Urban, she chose to revive one of her own tracks when she made a surprise appearance at another artist’s concert. That artist was Maren Morris, who was performing at the Ryman to celebrate the release of her new album, Girl.
Morris backed her new release with an accompanying tour, featuring an all-girl lineup of openers including RaeLynn and Cassadee Pope.
She chose to keep the girl power coming at her Ryman concert, inviting both Lambert and songwriter Natalie Hemby to sing a couple tunes with her. The crowd was surprised to see Lambert and Hemby there, and they anxiously waited to hear what the trio would be singing.
Bringing Back Some Old Songs
Their excitement surely reached an all-time high when the artists revealed they’d be singing one of Lambert’s rarest songs, or a “deep cut,” as they called it. The song they were referring to is “Virginia Bluebell,” which Lambert co-wrote with Hemby and Jennifer Kennard. It was featured as the 15th and final track on her 2009 album, Revolution.
Because of its placement on the album, and the fact that it was never a single, “Virginia Bluebell” is one song of Lambert’s that hardly anyone has heard before. Still, the crowd was amazed when they listened to hear perform a unplugged rendition next to Morris and Hemby.
Alexis: ? WHAT QUEENS @MarenMorris @mirandalambert pic.twitter.com/jFCeofTQNa
— alexis cash (@nochecks_cash) March 14, 2019
But the trio wasn’t done there! They then went on to perform one of Morris’ songs, a track called “I Wish I Was,” which she released on her debut album Hero in 2016. Morris co-wrote that song with her future husband Ryan Hurd as well as Hemby.
How #HERO got it’s name “I Wish I Was” @MarenMorris @mirandalambert @nataliehemby pic.twitter.com/60n5naPuwi
— Ty Bentli (@TyBentli) March 14, 2019
To cap things off, Lambert, Hemby, Pope, and another surprise guest, Brandi Carlile, all came out on stage at the conclusion of Morris’ concert to perform her hit song “My Church.” Their appearance during the finale even came as a surprise to Morris, who wrote on Twitter, “this moment was not planned but it made my [heart] explode.”
Fans filmed pieces of all the surprise collaborations and shared them to social media. So if you weren’t one of the lucky few at the concert, you can still watch them sing together!
Look at the second video above to watch Lambert, Morris, and Hemby sing Lambert’s little-known track, “Virginia Bluebell.” Then, tune in to the first video above to hear them all sing Morris’ “I Wish I Was.” Their voices sound spectacular together!
After all that, watch everyone join Morris out on stage to sing “My Church” in the video below.