Miranda Lambert: Tears During Oklahoma Benefit PerformanceBy: Sean Patterson - May 30, 2013
Last night, country music star Miranda Lambert took to the stage at the Healing in the Heartland benefit concert, televised live on network TV. The benefit for survivors of the recent deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma was organized in part by Lambert’s husband, country music star Blake Shelton, who also hosted the event.
Lambert was introduced by Shelton as “an amazing woman, a compassionate human being, a great talent – oh, and by the way, an amazing wife.” Lambert’s performance was specifically meant to raise awareness for the animals affected by the tornado. Images of pets and their owners appeared on the giant screen behind Lambert as she sang the song “The House That Built Me.”
Halfway through the song, emotion and tears overtook Lambert. She had to stop singing and pointed the microphone at the audience to take over for her. Though she recovered quickly and managed to finish the song, she was wiping tears from her eyes at the end of the performance: