Country superstar Miranda Lambert brought girl power to the Country Lakeshake stage on Friday (6/21) when she invited Maren Morris, Lindsay Ell, Lauren Alaina, Cassadee Pope and fellow Pistol Annies Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley to close night one out with with U2’s hit, “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”
In an interview with Chicago Sun Times, Lambert was honest about her decision behind the lineup invitation. “I mean, these women have given me so much fuel personally and professionally and creatively. [Pauses] It can be very hard to be stuck in the middle of a whole lineup of dudes.”
So, with the 35-year-old using her headliner status to give other ladies a platform to shine, it is no surprise how each of the ladies have expressed immense gratitude to be part of that special moment.
In another tweet, Cassadee Pope shared sentimentally, “I reminded myself in this moment to soak it up because of how beautiful it was. Just 7 women with 7 stories to tell. Thank you @LakeShakeFest & @boccountry for yesterday, and @mirandalambert for sharing the last song of your set with all of us.”
“Ladies In The 90s” singer Lauren Alaina also joked and shared a funny (and perhaps-unbeknownst) on-stage moment with followers. “I like to call the first photo, ‘the house that SPILT me.’ That pic was taken right after we all took a bow and @cassadeepope spilled her drink down my back. Zoom in to see the evidence lol. I love all of these ladies. Thank you Miranda.”
Perhaps, one of the most heartwarming tweets came from Lindsay Ell, who currently sits at No. 15 on the country radio Mediabase chart with her Brantley Gilbert duet “What Happens In A Small Town.”
“7 women. 1 stage,” said Ell. “Completely different artists. Living in each of their own lanes. Supporting each other and lifting each other up. Thank you @boccountry & @lakeshakefest for making this day happen, and @mirandalambert for creating this moment. I still have chills.”
For those who missed the past weekend’s girl power, fret not! Lambert is gearing up to kick-off more all-female shows on her highly anticipated Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour, which will highlight not only the singer’s music but rising country singers Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Caylee Hammack, and established names like Morris, Elle King, and Lambert’s very own Pistol Annies.
In a press release statement, Lambert said, “I’m so excited and honored to be on tour with some of my favorite artists, who each inspire me in a different way. Morris is a fiery fellow Texas girl that isn’t afraid to take a risk and be who she is. Elle King is a brave, confident and unapologetic artist who is honest about her life and uses it for her art. My fellow Pistol Annies are not only some of my best friends and writing partners, but also make me want to be a better artist every time we take the stage together. Tenille, Ashley and Caylee are all women who have something to say and they do it their own way. They are the next generation of fearless female artists and I’m so thrilled to share a stage with them.”
The Texas native also shared during her interview with Chicago Sun Times that a new album, which parallels with tunes often associated with “old Miranda,” is slated for a fall release later this year. “It’s not going to be love song overload or anything like that. [Laughs] I made a career on being a rock and roller and I think fans are going to hear that throughout. And yeah, there is this vibe of being happy that goes through this album. I am really, really happy.”
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