Miranda Lambert Stops Concert To Call Out A Group Of Girls For Being More Worried About Taking Selfies Than Watching The Show

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We’ve probably all been annoyed by cell phones at concerts a time or two.

Sure, they’re great because we get to see videos from the show that we otherwise wouldn’t have gotten to see unless we were there. But it’s also pretty annoying when you’re at a show and the person in front of you is holding up their cell phone recording the entire concert and you end up having to watch a show through somebody’s iPhone.

And then of course there’s everybody trying to take selfies, especially if you’re in the pit down by the stage where people spend the whole show trying to get a picture with the artist.

So yeah, everybody gets annoyed by cell phones at concerts at this point.

Including Miranda Lambert.

During a recent show, Miranda stopped in the middle of an acoustic performance of “Tin Man” to call out a group of girls who was more focused on taking a selfie than paying attention to the show:

“I’m gonna stop right here for a second, I’m sorry. These girls are worried about their selfie and not listening to the song. It’s pissing me off a little bit.

I don’t like it. At all. We’re here to hear some country music tonight. I’m singing some country damn music.”

Miranda then started the song over – this time with what I’m sure was the full attention of the girls trying to get the selfie after getting called out like that.

@justingregg8 Amazing show. 10/10 recommend. This had ☠️ lmaooooo #countrymusic #MirandaLambert ♬ original sound – Justin Gregg

While the people in the crowd were cheering Miranda, others commented on video of the interruption and said that the girls should have been able to take a selfie if they wanted to:

“People paid to be there, they can do what they want.”

“How much did they pay to stand right by the stage! They can do whatever the hell they want!”

“The way I would walk out of that concert”

“2023 Miranda is not the vibe”

Disruptions like this are part of the reason Garth Brooks recently announced that he would not allow cell phones during his residency in Las Vegas (of course another reason is likely so that footage of the shows doesn’t end up on the internet, because as we know Garth is notoriously strict about his music being posted on YouTube).

Seems like Miranda would be just fine with a no cell phone policy at her shows too.

George Strait Once Helped Miranda Lambert End A Two-Week Fight With Her Dad

What a story…

Way back in 2013, on the brink of George Strait scoring his 60th #1 single right before his 61st birthday, fellow Texan Miranda Lambert sat down to talk about her favorite memory of The King.

And honestly, it’s better than I could’ve ever possibly imagined.

When Miranda was just starting out in country music, around the year 2006, she went out on the road with George, and her dad also joined them on the trek.

She says she was 22 years old at the time, and had just gotten her very first tattoo… and her dad, Rick Lambert, was not happy about it. At all.

In fact, he was so upset with her “horrid, hideous” tattoo that he refused to speak to her for two whole weeks, even though they were sharing a bus at the time:

“When I was on tour with George, I was 22 and my dad was on the road with us. And I had gotten a tattoo, and it ruffled my dad’s feathers pretty good, and he was really, really mad.

We rode the same bus together on the Strait tour, and so I had to wear I had to wear long sleeves for two weeks and he wouldn’t talk to me.”

Somehow, word got back to George that Miranda and her dad were in a fight, and I’m sure George could understand what that was like, seeing as he’s a father of two himself, Bubba Strait and a daughter named Jennifer, who tragically passed away in a car accident at the very young age of 13 in 1986.

On the last day of the tour, the whole crew was supposed to meet up to take a photo, and George had apparently sent out for 75 stick-on tattoos so that they could all put one on their arm, in the same spot Miranda’s was, to poke fun at how silly their fight ultimately was and help mend the relationship.

When Miranda showed up for the picture, not only did 60 members of their tour crew roll up their sleeve with a tattoo on, so did Rick Lambert:

“The last day of tour, before the end of tour picture, George had apparently heard about all this and sent out for 75 stick-on tattoos.

And when we took our group picture, everyone that was in the photo, which was like 60 people, rolled up their sleeve and they all had a tattoo exactly where my tattoo was, even my dad.

So I have to thank George for helping me get back to talking to my father again after I got my horrid, hideous tattoo. So thanks George, for mending our relationship.”

I mean, helping fix a disagreement like that between a 22-year old girl and her dad is something only George Strait could pull off, I’m fairly certain.

And as someone who doesn’t have any tattoos, but has a dad that would likely have a similar reaction to Rick if I did get one, I can only imagine how helpful it would be to have George Strait himself on your side helping patch things up.

Hey, they don’t call him The King of Country for nothin’…

You can watch Miranda tell the whole story herself here, it’s one of the best I’ve heard:

And back in 2014, George Strait performed the final show of his touring career at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for a crowd of over 104,000 people. To this day, it’s the largest single-show stadium attendance on American soil.

Miranda joined him for “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls” and once again “Run,” which was of course one of the highlights of the show.

I’m not kidding when I tell you I could watch this all damn day:

Carrie Underwood Talks Her “Respect” For Fellow Country Star Miranda Lambert

You’d be hard-pressed to find two ladies who have done more for modern-day country music than Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert.

For almost two decades now, they’ve been at the forefront of mainstream country, doin’ things their way all while topping the charts, winning Grammy awards, and inspiring fans all over the world.

And of course, they teamed up in 2014 for a single that at the time, became the first number one by two solo women artists in over two decades.

“Somethin’ Bad” was written by Chris DeStefano, Brett James, and Priscilla Renea and was the second single released from Miranda’s fifth studio album, Platinum.

The song was an instant hit and climbed the charts quickly, peaking at number one on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and remaining on the chart for 25 weeks. It ended the year at number 10.

And part of what I love so much about them is how they don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk, so to speak…

Carrie recently launched a brand new year-round SiriusXM channel called Carrie’s Country, she spoke very highly about her friend Miranda and pretty much just how damn badass she is.

She added that she has “so much respect” for everything her “sister” has accomplished, noting that she loves so much how Miranda has never deviated from who she is or allowed anyone to put her in a box.

I think it’s safe to say in this scenario, real recognizes real, and I’m sure Miranda probably feels similarly about Carrie:

“I have so much respect for her and the things that she’s accomplished, the songs she writes, the songs she chooses. We’re sisters in this together, man. I hope she knows I’m always in her corner; I think she’s always in mine.

I’m proud to see us still kickin’ it after all these years. I love her and I really respect that she is who she is, and has never deviated from that.

And she’s never tried to fit anybody else’s box that they might try to put her in. She does what she wants, I respect that very much.”

You love to see two truly great women in country supporting each other…

You can listen to the full clip here:

I actually have been listening to Carrie’s new channel basically exclusively on Sirius since it launched about a week and a half ago, because it’s pretty much a perfect blend of classic country, some more modern country, and a helluva lot of great rock and roll.

Carrie clearly has superb taste, and is even going to join her favorite rock bands Guns N’ Roses for a few select shows this August, which I’m sure will be a fantastic time.

And speaking of “Somethin’ Bad,” when are we gonna get another Carrie and Miranda duet? I need more of this…

“Somethin’ Bad”

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