Danielle Bradbery Joins Miranda Lambert Onstage for Dixie Chicks Cover [Watch]
Bradbery kicked off a three-night stint opening for Lambert at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center's Legacy Arena Thursday night (March 19), and as Lambert has been doing on other dates of her current Certified Platinum tour, she invited her opening act to join her and Carolyn Dawn Johnson for a cover of the Dixie Chicks' 1999 hit, "Cowboy Take Me Away." Johnson is a notable artist in her own right; she scored hits with "Complicated" and "I Don't Want You to Go" in 2001, and currently plays in Lambert's band. The three blended perfectly on the song, re-creating a sound that's been absent from country radio for more than a decade now.
Bradbery also performed two new, unreleased songs at the show. "Friend Zone" and "Mama Was a Liar" both represent a blend of crossover influences, and seem like likely candidates for Bradbery's upcoming sophomore record. Check those out below.
The entire theme of the night was one of female empowerment, which is something Lambert took seriously when putting together the tour. Her band also includes The Voice alum Gwen Sebastian, and her rotating roster of opening acts for 2015 features RaeLynn, Ashley Monroe and Sunny Sweeney. Lambert, RaeLynn and Sebastian even got matching musical note tattoos in February to celebrate the tour.
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