Miranda Lambert Surprises Nashville Bar with Merle Haggard’s ‘Silver Wings’

by Clayton Edwards
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Nashville is one heck of a town. It’s the home of some of country music’s biggest labels. As a result, several of the genre’s brightest stars call Music City their home. Those who don’t live there do show up from time to time. For instance, you might go out for a few beers and see Kacey Musgraves getting sauced with Willie Nelson. On the other hand, you might see Miranda Lambert get on stage and sing a Merle Haggard cover. That’s what happened earlier this week at Nashville’s Station Inn.

Jason Brown, who apparently works at the Station Inn posted a short clip of Miranda Lambert’s performance to his Instagram. In the caption, he wrote, “I love my job,” before saying more about the superstar’s unplanned appearance. Check out the clip below.

Brown said, “You never know who’s going to turn up at The World Famous Station Inn on a Monday night.” That’s an amazing thought. Imagine heading out for a beer and a bite to eat and seeing Miranda Lambert hopping on stage to sing with the band. That’s the magic of Nashville.

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This highlights a couple of things that I really love about Miranda Lambert. First, let’s start with the music. She has a deep respect for the classics and isn’t afraid to show it. “Silver Wings” wasn’t a chart-topper for the Hag. However, it went on to be one of his most popular songs. It’s right up there with “Mama Tried” and “Rainbow Stew” among his fans. Overall, it’s a great song and Lambert does it justice and then some in the clip.

Then, there’s the fact that this performance looks completely unplanned. Miranda Lambert doesn’t need any glitz or glamour to perform. All she needs is a good song and a microphone. The fact that she’s sporting jeans and a Rolling Stones hoodie really drives home the feeling that she was just hanging out and decided to get on the stage and sing.

Brown’s post also points out that Larry Cordle, Val Storey, and Carl Jackson are on the stage with Miranda Lambert. Some fans may know that Cordle co-penned “Murder on Music Row” in 1999. He recorded it with his band Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time. However, Alan Jackson and George Strait made it a hit.

Val Storey is a renowned vocalist who regularly works alongside Grammy-winning producer Carl Jackson. Cordle, Storey, and Jackson used to have a long-standing Monday night show at the Station Inn, according to Do615. It looks like they were putting the band back together earlier this week. So, it turns out that Miranda Lambert wasn’t the only star on the stage that night. She just completed the package for an amazing performance.