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Country Throwback: Miranda Lambert Belts Aretha Franklin Classic at 2018 Show

by Emily Morgan
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Miranda Lambert paid tribute to the late Aretha Franklin during a performance when she gave a rendition of Franklin’s “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man.”

When Aretha Franklin passed away in August 2018, music lost a treasured icon. While she may have been the “Queen of Soul,” she influenced artists of all genres. 

After the news of her death surfaced, the entire community of country artists mourned the iconic singer’s passing. Everyone from Faith Hill to Shania Twain, to Travis Tritt took to social media to share heartfelt tributes. 

Miranda Lambert Honors Queen Of Soul

Included in the mourning was Miranda Lambert, who paid tribute to Franklin through Instagram, sharing a photo of Franklin along with the caption: “The greatest of all time.” 

The day after she made the post, Miranda Lambert performed in Pennsylvania as part of her co-headlining tour with Little Big Town.

During the show, fans got to hear some of Lambert’s iconic songs along with other hits such as “Vice,” “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and “Tin Man.”

However, Lambert threw fans for a curveball when she whipped out her “best little country version” of Franklin’s “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man.” 

Before singing, she addressed the audience with another touching tribute to Franklin. 

“We lost one of the greatest singers in the world yesterday,” she said, going on to add, “there’s not going to be another woman who sings like Aretha in our lifetime.”

Miranda Lambert’s take was the perfect mixture of country and R&B, as she channeled Franklin’s energy while belting out the lyrics.

Franklin would have undoubtedly been cheering her on during the performance. 

Franklin originally recorded the track in 1967. In 1971, Brenda Lee covered the classic on her album Memphis Portrait. Willie Nelson also recorded his version of the song, which he included on his 1982 album Always on My Mind.

Before passing away at the age of 76, her friends and family reported that she was”gravely ill” in the week leading up to her death. 

During her decade-long career, Franklin charted more than 100 singles on Billboard’s charts and won a whopping 18 Grammy Awards. 

Fans remember her for her songs such as “Respect,” “Think,” and many more.