Miranda Lambert played to a full house — and then some – at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wednesday night. The 73,811 fans in attendance for Miranda’s show is the third largest in the rodeo’s history. The show was a homecoming of sorts for Miranda, a Texas native who started playing bars at 17, including Houston’s Firehouse Saloon.
“It’s good to be back home in Texas,” Miranda said. “I think there were about seven people there at that first concert.”
“Wow, what a night,” said Leroy Shafer, the Show’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Our rodeo/concert presentation with Miranda Lambert produced the third largest crowd in the 79 year history of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – and the largest weeknight attendance ever. Spring break, a rodeo semi-finals, great weather and the talented and multi-award winning Miranda Lambert blended into the perfect storm that produced thousands of fans clamoring for tickets. This was a homerun for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and a homerun for Miranda Lambert.”
Miranda’s Revolution Continues tour resumes on March 24 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, picking up where she left off, selling out shows February 18 and 19 at Billy Bob’s in Ft. Worth. Miranda is the first artist in Billy Bob’s history to ever to fill the venue two nights in a row.
Miranda isn’t the only one spending time at the rodeo. GAC’s Suzanne Alexander has been spending quite a lot of time with the cowboys of the rodeo circuit lately and is blogging for GAC about her experiences. Check out her blog series, Suzanne Alexander: No Bull to find out what she’s been up to!
In other Miranda news, she’s nominated for 7 ACM Awards – including Entertainer of the Year. Click HERE for all things ACM!