Miranda Lambert Plays Surprise Show at Nashville Club, Covers Little Big Town and Dixie Chicks

ABC News RadioMiranda Lambert played for a few hundred lucky fans at Nashville's Exit/In Tuesday night. She announced the free show on Instagram just hours before it began at 8 p.m local time. The performance gave Miranda and her band a chance to run through their Certified Platinum tour set list in front of a group of fans before the trek launches Thursday.

While the show featured Miranda's biggest hits, including "White Liar," "Mama's Broken Heart," "Automatic" and her new single, "Little Red Wagon," she also threw in a few covers. RaeLynn and Gwen Sebastian joined Miranda for a trio performance of The Dixie Chicks' "Cowboy Take Me Away," and Miranda and Gwen closed the show with a duet on "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town, which Miranda says is her favorite band.

 

Here's @mirandalambert @gwensebastian and @raelynnofficial covering The Dixie Chicks!

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Miranda was very happy to perform in the small club. She told the crowd, "I'm glad to be here with no video, no fuss, no frills. Just us and the music."

Halfway through the show, security tackled a man trying to rush the stage as Miranda finished up her performance of "Smokin' and Drinkin'." The incident only added to the rowdy vibe of the evening for Miranda. She said, "I feel so at home, people. This is where I started."

Miranda rounded out the set performing sultry covers of ZZ Top's "Tush," "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain and Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour." She also gave each member of the band a chance to perform a cover song, and their choices ranged from the Beatles' "Come Together" and George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone"  to "Zombie" by The Cranberries and "Season of the Witch" by Donovan.

Miranda Lambert begins her Certified Platinum tour Thursday in Evansville, IN with special guests Justin Moore and RaeLynn.

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Miranda Lambert Plays Surprise Show at Nashville Club, Covers Little Big Town and Dixie Chicks

ABC News RadioMiranda Lambert played for a few hundred lucky fans at Nashville's Exit/In Tuesday night. She announced the free show on Instagram just hours before it began at 8 p.m local time. The performance gave Miranda and her band a chance to run through their Certified Platinum tour set list in front of a group of fans before the trek launches Thursday.

While the show featured Miranda's biggest hits, including "White Liar," "Mama's Broken Heart," "Automatic" and her new single, "Little Red Wagon," she also threw in a few covers. RaeLynn and Gwen Sebastian joined Miranda for a trio performance of The Dixie Chicks' "Cowboy Take Me Away," and Miranda and Gwen closed the show with a duet on "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town, which Miranda says is her favorite band.

 

Here's @mirandalambert @gwensebastian and @raelynnofficial covering The Dixie Chicks!

A video posted by Hunter Kelly (@nashvillehk) on Jan 13, 2015 at 8:58pm PST

 

Miranda was very happy to perform in the small club. She told the crowd, "I'm glad to be here with no video, no fuss, no frills. Just us and the music."

Halfway through the show, security tackled a man trying to rush the stage as Miranda finished up her performance of "Smokin' and Drinkin'." The incident only added to the rowdy vibe of the evening for Miranda. She said, "I feel so at home, people. This is where I started."

Miranda rounded out the set performing sultry covers of ZZ Top's "Tush," "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain and Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour." She also gave each member of the band a chance to perform a cover song, and their choices ranged from the Beatles' "Come Together" and George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone"  to "Zombie" by The Cranberries and "Season of the Witch" by Donovan.

Miranda Lambert begins her Certified Platinum tour Thursday in Evansville, IN with special guests Justin Moore and RaeLynn.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Voice winner Craig Wayne Boyd is set to open for Rascal Flatts at their nine-show residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino venue, The Joint, launching February 25.

Jerrod Niemann will headline the Chords for a Cause benefit concert to raise money for Monroe Carell, JR. Children's Hospital on Tuesday January 27 at Nashville's Dan McGuiness Irish Pub. Admission is free to the public but donations are appreciated.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Voice winner Craig Wayne Boyd is set to open for Rascal Flatts at their nine-show residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino venue, The Joint, launching February 25.

Jerrod Niemann will headline the Chords for a Cause benefit concert to raise money for Monroe Carell, JR. Children's Hospital on Tuesday January 27 at Nashville's Dan McGuiness Irish Pub. Admission is free to the public but donations are appreciated.

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Eric Church to Keep His Growing Family with Him on the Road Once New Baby Arrives

Image Courtesy Capitol Nashville/John PeetsEric Church is set to perform on the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, which is right around the time his wife, Katherine, is due to give birth to their second child.

Eric says, "I told my wife, if you can just make it 'til day after the Grammys, we're good for whatever happens after that. So, it's gonna be close."

After the little one arrives, Eric and Katherine plan to take the baby on the road as soon as possible. Eric's boy, Boone, started traveling on the tour bus at just two months old, and the three-year-old is now an old pro at touring life.

"His favorite thing in the whole world is to get on the tour bus, which is scary for a guy who does that for a living," Eric says of Boone, "but he's great, man. He likes to run around the arena."

To keep Boone entertained throughout the day, the family sets up a 20-by-20 foot blow-up house for the little one backstage. Boone is currently obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so he's constantly engaged in what Eric calls "Ninja Turtle training." Getting that playtime in with his son while on the road is a big treat for Eric.

He says, "To be able to have the family out there, it also adds to the professional side. Just helps feel like when I walk on that stage, I'm not missing another aspect of my life."

Eric continues The Outsiders World Tour with a two-night stand at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas this Friday and Saturday night.

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Eric Church to Keep His Growing Family with Him on the Road Once New Baby Arrives

Image Courtesy Capitol Nashville/John PeetsEric Church is set to perform on the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, which is right around the time his wife, Katherine, is due to give birth to their second child.

Eric says, "I told my wife, if you can just make it 'til day after the Grammys, we're good for whatever happens after that. So, it's gonna be close."

After the little one arrives, Eric and Katherine plan to take the baby on the road as soon as possible. Eric's boy, Boone, started traveling on the tour bus at just two months old, and the three-year-old is now an old pro at touring life.

"His favorite thing in the whole world is to get on the tour bus, which is scary for a guy who does that for a living," Eric says of Boone, "but he's great, man. He likes to run around the arena."

To keep Boone entertained throughout the day, the family sets up a 20-by-20 foot blow-up house for the little one backstage. Boone is currently obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so he's constantly engaged in what Eric calls "Ninja Turtle training." Getting that playtime in with his son while on the road is a big treat for Eric.

He says, "To be able to have the family out there, it also adds to the professional side. Just helps feel like when I walk on that stage, I'm not missing another aspect of my life."

Eric continues The Outsiders World Tour with a two-night stand at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas this Friday and Saturday night.

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