Country superstar Miranda Lambert admitted she was “really nervous” to return to the London stage for the first time in seven years.
he’s the singer, who was named entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards earlier this week, making headlines for the first night of the Country To Country festival at the O2 Arena.
The event is back for the first time since 2019 after two consecutive cancellations due to the pandemic.
Wearing a red shirt with rainbow fringes, a cropped denim skirt, and sparkly blue cowboy boots, she opened her 90-minute set with the song White Trash from the Wildcard album.
Addressing the crowd, she said: “I miss you guys so much. If you can’t understand me, I will try to restrain it.
“I haven’t been here for seven years. I’m so happy to be here, it sucks. ”
Introducing her latest single If I Was A Cowboy, she said: “I haven’t done a new song on stage in three and a half years.”
Lambert also entertained the crowd with hits including Settling Down, Bluebird and The House That Built Me.
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Before the song Acting Up, she said, “I’m really nervous coming out here”, before thinking about playing the song at her first concert in her hometown after a long absence. on stage because of Covid, when she’s not playing. a performance in 380 days.
Lambert ended his set with a series of crowd-pleasing hits including Automatic, Tequila, Gunpowder and Lead, Mama’s Broken Heart and Little Red Wagon before ending with Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) .
Country To Country will return to O2 on Saturday with Darius Rucker topping, followed by Luke Combs on Sunday.
The festival is also taking place at the Glasgow Ovo Hydro and 3Arena in Dublin.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/miranda-lambert-admits-to-nerves-as-she-returns-to-london-for-country-to-country-41438403.html Miranda Lambert admits to being nervous as she returns to London for Country To Country