OFFSTAGE: Miranda Lambert’s "House" Hits Close to Home

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OFFSTAGE: Miranda Lambert’s "House" Hits Close to Home

Published on June 28, 2012 by CMT News

Miranda Lambert
(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and
out of the spotlight.)

Sometimes, when a country song just hits you right, it can be an overwhelming feeling. Even
if you’re the one singing it. It happened again to Miranda Lambert
last weekend at her New Orleans concert when she was about one verse into her sentimental “The
House That Built Me.”
She stopped singing and said, “I’m sorry, y’all, but I wanted to say something. I went out to Walgreens
today, and I saw some houses that still had boards on the windows, and, I live in Tornado Alley, in Oklahoma, and I know how
disaster can affect a community,” she said of the long-term effects that 2005′s Hurricane Katrina has had on New Orleans.
“I just wanted you to know that I’ve prayed for you guys and everything you went through and that I appreciate you rebuilding
your community and coming back stronger than ever.” The
Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans reported
that Lambert was crying too much to even finish the song. But
then she went on to tell the crowd, “Seriously, y’all. I’m gonna have to kick your asses if you tell anyone I was crying up
here.” 

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