Miranda Lambert Covers Lady Gaga’s ‘You and I’ in North Carolina
Miranda Lambert’s On Fire Tour took her to Greensboro, N.C. this week, where she stepped totally out of the box and included a cover we’ve yet to see a country artist take on: Lady Gaga‘s ‘You and I.’ Lambert whipped out a killer performance of the song, adding enough of her sass and grit to make it sound like a Lambert or Pistol Annies original made famous by a pop star.
She made the song a bit more personal by changing the lyric “Nebraska guy” to “North Carolina guy,” which garnered big praise from the local audience. Then, the second time around she gave a subtle shout out to hubby Blake Shelton by changing the words to “Oklahoma guy.”
Lambert delivered such a solid and fun performance on this song that we’re left wondering if perhaps it has anything to do with her newfound friendship with the ‘Born This Way’ guise-sporting diva. After sitting beside the black veil-clad superstar at the 2012 Grammys, Lambert seemed to have a new appreciation for and friendship with Gaga. Like an excited kid on the playground who just found a new pal, Lambert tweeted “Y’all. I have a new friend! @ladygaga from NYC and a Texas girl. Who knew! She is really sweet! The odd couple… well not really!”
We don’t know how deep that friendship runs and whether or not the country star will be pulling Miss Gaga onstage with her anytime soon for a proper duet of ‘You and I,’ but her North Carolina performance was a nice tribute nonetheless.
Watch Miranda Lambert Perform Lady Gaga’s ‘You and I’