Now this is how you do a co-headlining tour! On Thursday, July 12, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town combined forces to kick-off their highly-anticipated “Bandwagon Tour” at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, N.C. While each act had their own individual sets, it was they’re show-stopping collaborations that had fans on the edge of their seats.
One such moment came when the acts teamed up for “Girl Crush,” with LBT’s Karen Fairchild and Lambert exchanging lead vocals. While each of the leading ladies powered through the emotional ballad, all five were overjoyed to hear the audience singing the track at the top of their lungs. The band’s Jimi Westbrook even removed one of his ear pieces so he could hear the voices singing back to him.
In addition to “Girl Crush,” the performers came together for several other tracks, including Lambert’s “White Liar,” “Little Red Wagon” and “Tin Man,” and LBT’s “Boondocks.” They later closed the show with Bill Withers’ 1972 smash “Lean On Me.”
The opportunity to tour together is one that both Lambert and Little Big Town have long been awaiting. Coming together for the Bandwagon Tour was a collaborative effort that allowed the groups to blend their music and give fans a unique experience.
“It’s going to be a big jam,” Phillip Sweet previously shared with Sounds Like Nashville. “The best thing about Miranda is that she’s such a lover of music. We can sit on a patio and open a bottle of wine and just have a great jam session with her, so that’s what this party is going to be.”
“We love her,” added Kimberly Schlapman. “We were fans first and then friends, and been talking about trying to do something together on the road forever. It’s going to be a true collaboration.”