Miranda Lambert's T-shirt said it all Thursday night. The vintage white tee read "Made in Texas" and that was the theme throughout her 15-song set at RodeoHouston.
The Lindale native rocked a black bra under her Texas-made shirt and paired it with a pair of distressed jeans, a bedazzled belt, headband, and knee-high cowboy boots. A different look than the Miranda I'm used to seeing, but same ole great music from the spunky blonde.
Starting the night off with her pink electric guitar, the 31-year-old singer/songwriter said, "It's good to be home tonight. Are y'all drinking ice cold beer?" Because what's a Miranda Lambert concert without at least one mention of beer?
"I think this is my fourth time to play the Houston Rodeo but I'm still nervous," she said. "Can y'all show me some love since I'm a hometown girl?" That sweet little line was the only prompting the 62,276 in attendance (the largest attendance of 2015 so far) needed to get loud.
During her hit "All Kinds of Kinds," the big screen showed Polaroids of fans stating their personal kinds. The video made a statement, that's for sure. Words like "Gypsy Kind," "In Love Kind," "Animal Kind," and "Texas A&M Kind, Whoop!" got the crowds attention, but none as much as the ending photo with Lambert herself dubbing the words "Houston Kind."
What's a Miranda Lambert concert without at least one mention of beer?
Possibly the only thing Houston loves more than the sound of Miranda Lambert is the sound of their own city. Houston.
The Houston and Texas theme continued through the night, but the best moment came when Lambert admitted she wasn't exactly a hometown girl.
"I said I was a hometown gal, but I am from four hours away — but there is a hometown gal here tonight — she's from Baytown - RaeLynn!" As Lambert greeted the former contestant on The Voice Season 2, she also introduced her backup singer Gwen Sebastian, also from The Voice Season 2.
After the introductions, Lambert continued, "We all agree on one thing for sure and that is we all miss The Dixie Chicks." Without further ado, the trio launched into a beautiful rendition of "Cowboy Take Me Away," and added a final chorus for only the crowd to sing.
There could be something more in the works for this trio — the three also recently got matching tattoos, which Lambert posted on Instagram this past weekend with #sisterink. Lambert also held up her newly inked wrist during"Heart Like Mine," as she sang the lyrics "Daddy cried when he saw my tattoo."
They say you can't go home again, but Lambert is proof that you can (and should), especially if it includes a performance at the Houston Rodeo. Four times just isn't enough to see one of country music's most decorated artists.
Fastest Girl in Town
Heart Like Mine
All Kinds of Kinds
Mama's Broken Heart
Cowboy Take Me Away
Famous in a Small Town
House That Built Me
Little Red Wagon
Gimme All Your Lovin'
Gunpowder & Lead