Country Throwback: Miranda Lambert Brings Out Eric Church for Cover of Merle Haggard’s ‘Ramblin’ Fever’

by Jon D. B.
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Throwback to 2010 with Miranda Lambert as she steals Eric Church’s sunglasses & hat on stage during their rendition of ‘Ramblin’ Fever’.

2010 was an incredible year for Miranda Lambert. While her landmark album, Revolution, was released the year prior in 2009, 2010 saw it win Album of the Year at both the Academy of Country Music Awards and the CMA Awards.

The third studio album from Lambert sent her skyrocketing to the top of country music with now timeless singles like “The House That Built Me”, “White Liar”, “Dead Flowers”, “Heart Like Mine”, and “Only Prettier”. Each of these 2009 hits would chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

After universal acclaim for Revolution, there was no stopping the rising country icon. Rolling Stone said of her at the time: “Lambert remains country’s most refreshing act, and not just because she makes firearms seem like a matter-of-fact female accessory.”

In addition, Entertainment Weekly praised her by saying “she’s found stylistic shades of songwriters twice her age,” as well as Revolution being “a portrait of an artist in full possession of her powers, and the best mainstream-country album so far this year.”

If that weren’t enough, “The House That Built Me” was named Number 1 on Engine 145’s Best Country Songs of 2009. It had “Revolutionary” company, too. Both “White Liar” and “Only Prettier” made the list, as well, at 11 and 37 respectively.

But what does all this have to do with today’s Country Throwback? Everything!

Watch Miranda Lambert Own 2010

It surprises no country fan in 2020 to see Lambert as the top of her generation, but she’s been there for at least a decade. Feeding off all the success above, Lambert takes to the stage in U.S. Cellular Pavilion, Gilford, NH a woman fully in charge of her own destiny. Within, she brings the house down courtesy of her own rendition of Merle Haggard’s staple “Ramblin’ Fever”. Backing her up are a few pieces of “eye candy”, she calls them: Josh Kelley and Eric Church.

Within. the two country stars back up Miranda Lambert as she absolutely slays “Ramblin.'” She is fully in her element and even swipes Eric Church’s hat and sunglasses. This may make this the first time many fans ever see footage of Church without either on.

Wearing both, she finishes out the knock-out performance with her “boys” to a crowd that couldn’t be more in love with her. As such, this 2010 throwback is one Miranda Lambert fans won’t want to miss:

Shot cold & never edited video. U.S. Cellular Pavilion, Gilford, NH.

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Following the success of her 2010 touring and awards, Miranda Lambert would go on to release Four the Record. Her fourth studio album, the RCA Records compilation hit shelves on November 1, 2011. It would mark her first release from RCA after Columbia’s work on Revolution.

And just like Revolution, Four the Record released to massive critical success. Soon after, it would become the highest-charting record of her career so far at that time. Reaching the third spot at the top of Billboard’s 200, Four went on to sell over 1 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Want to throw even further back with Miranda Lambert? Watch as she performs ‘Famous in a Small Town’ on ‘Good Morning America’ in 2007, as well.

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