When Miranda Lambert first heard the song “House That Built Me,” she knew she had to record it. It was originally supposed to be recorded by her then husband, Blake Shelton, but she snatched it away from him.
Good thing she did because it became her fastest rising and quite possibly most successful single of all time. It was her very first number one and the beautiful ballad won her a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
“House That Built Me” also won Song of the Year and Video of the Year at the CMA Awards and Song of the Year, Single of the Year, and Video of the Year at the ACM Awards.
Countless musicians have covered the song, but no one can sing it the way Lambert does. She proved that her storytelling is at the level of country greats that came before her including her heroes Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard.
Another form of art that tells a story is dance, so when you combine Lambert’s hit song with five young lyrical dancers, magic happens.
At the Onstage New York Dance Competition, five young, talented lyrical dancers performed an inspiring number choreographed to the tune of “House That Built Me.” The story they tell is just as moving as the story Lambert told.
Watch the beautiful performance below.