If you ever doubted Miranda Lambert’s and Keith Urban’s ability to bring you to tears with their music, buckle up. The two teamed up to deliver a soul-stirring rendition of “The House That Built Me” during the 2019 ACM Honors Awards.
The pair took the stage at the historic Ryman theater to perform the tear-evoking triple-platinum hit. While Lambert usually sang the song alone, in the past, she’s performed it with artists such as Patty Loveless and Dia Frampton. However, this time, she recruited her longtime friend to help her sing.
Prior to Lambert opening the song, the two shared an emotional embrace. Later, Urban took the chance to sing it solo before Lambert jumped back in with him. There’s no doubt there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd at the end of the performance.
Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban: Old Friends for Life
Their friendship began well over a decade ago when the pair began touring together in 2005. In 2013, the duo joined forces when they recorded a duet together called “We Were Us.”
The track quickly became a success, landing spots on the “U.S. Country Airplay“ and “Hot Country” charts. It also garnered the 26th position on “Billboard Hot 100.”
Six years later, Urban would pay tribute to his friend when he recognized Miranda Lambert at the 2019 ACM Honors Awards. In his speech, Urban took time to mention Lambert’s success in the country music industry, saying, “You made the records you wanted to make. You stayed true to yourself, and here you are accepting this award.”
That night, Lambert took home the “Gene Weed Milestone Award.” CMT created the award to acknowledge a person in country music who had an unprecedented and outstanding year of achievements.
Later on, the show also recognized Lambert for her whopping 32 ACM awards as well as her other career accomplishments.