Lambert plays the wildcard
Friday, September 20, 2019
– Miranda Lambert, currently on the road with her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour , returns to action in February with a tour in 2020.
The Wildcard Tour, named for Lambert's Nov. 1 seventh-studio album, features 27 dates in the U.S. and Canada, including a Jan. 24 stop at Nashville's own Bridgestone Arena.
"The essence of a wildcard is always having something up your sleeve, in whatever capacity that means to you," said Lambert. "It is universal. Which is why I'm excited to kick off this tour with an incredible group of talented artists. We're going to have a blast."
Cody Johnson and LANCO join as support for the majority of the run, with Texas compatriots Randy Rogers Band and Parker McCollum opening shows in Kansas City, Tulsa and Dallas.
The tour will feature the return of Lambert's MuttNation Foundation campaign, Fill the Little Red Wagon presented by Tractor Supply Company. Fans are encouraged to help shelter pets in each tour city by donating dog food, treats, supplies and cash at each venue's entrance prior to the show. Dog-loving supporters who complete a sign-up form at the donation point will also be entered to win a meet and greet with Lambert.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 16 BancorpSouth Arena || Tupelo, Miss.
Jan. 17 Mississippi Coast Coliseum || Biloxi, Miss.
Jan. 18 Legacy Arena at the BJCC || Birmingham, Ala.
Jan. 23 Verizon Arena || Little Rock, Ark.
Jan. 24 Bridgestone Arena || Nashville, Tenn.
Jan.25 Ford Center || Evansville, Ind.
< BR>Jan. 31 Vivint Smart Home Arena || Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb. 1 Pepsi Center || Denver, Colo.
Feb. 20 Honda Center || Anaheim, Calif.
Feb. 22 Toyota Arena || Ontario, Calif.
Feb. 28 SAP Center || San Jose, Calif.
Feb. 29 Golden 1 Center || Sacramento, Calif.
April 23 Ford Idaho Center Arena || Boise, Idaho
April 24 Spokane Arena || Spokane, Wash.
April 25 Rogers Arena || Vancouver, British Columbia
April 30 Rogers Place || Edmonton, Alberta
May 1 Brandt Centre || Regina, Saskatchewan
May 2 Bell MTS Place || Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 5 Budweiser Gardens || London, Ontario
May 7 Tribute Communities Centre || Oshawa, Ontario
May 8 Canadian Tire Centre || Ottawa, Ontario,
May 9 Bell Centre || Montreal, Quebec
Featuring Randy Rogers Band and Parker McCollum
Feb. 6 Sprint Center || Kansas City, Mo
Feb. 7 BOK Center || Tulsa, Okla.
Feb. 8 American Airlines Center || Dallas, Texas
Featuring LANCO with additional support TBA:
Feb. 21 Viejas Arena || San Diego, Calif.
Feb. 27 Save Mart Center || Fresno, Calif.
More news for Miranda Lambert
CD reviews for Miranda Lambert
Cynics might think that Miranda Lambert is presumptuous in entitling her fifth disc "Platinum" and, in effect, assuming she'll get her plaque for selling 1 million units. But Lambert says that isn't the case, but more a matter of style, looks and feel.
Lambert also wrote and discovered a lot of excellent songs that fit her quite well in an album in which she exposes her inner self as she matures. That may never more apparent than in the country rocker Lambert wrote »»»
Every once in a while an album comes along that restores your faith in mainstream country music. Miranda Lambert's "Revolution" is just such a recording. It's not revolutionary, as the title might suggest. Instead, this CD is chock full of topnotch songs that are both memorable and sincere and never sound slick or overproduced. (Come to think of it, such old school values as these may in fact be revolutionary around Nashville).
Lambert vocalizes a bit like a little girl at »»»
Even though it sounds like a cliche from the big book of country songwriting, the truth is that, when the timing's right, a loser can end up being the biggest winner of all. Today's object lesson comes from Miranda Lambert and her sophomore album, the follow-up to her 2005 near-platinum debut, "Kerosene."
Imagine for a moment if the then-19-year-old had actually taken the crown in 2003's Nashville Star and then been forced into the studio within weeks to be primped and »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote
On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day.
The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music
John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia.
But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
"It had been a while since I'd given my fans any new solo music," Pam Tillis explains, when asked about the motivation behind recording her album "Looking for a Feeling." Until recently, Tillis mostly busied herself by recording and touring with... »»»
Sierra Hull would be the first to tell you that releasing a new CD in the teeth of a global pandemic is a challenge. "It's very strange...just adjusting to being home and knowing what that feels like. It's the most I've... »»»
Linda Gail Lewis has several interesting bullet points on her lengthy resume. She released her first singles in 1963 at age 16, and her first solo album, "The Two Sides of Linda Gail Lewis," in 1969 when she was just 22; her follow up album wouldn't appear... »»»
The country music world was more than a little surprised by the news of Big Machine Records signing Ray Wylie Hubbard. This, after all, is the label home for mainstream stars Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts »»»
First Rose of Spring
It's been obvious for some time now that Willie Nelson is essentially super human. At the age of 87, he's as active as ever, a wizened presence, spiritual icon and guiding light for all those that adore country music and Americana. »»»
Live From Capricorn Sound Studios
Blackberry Smoke's covers EP is not a tribute to just one group. Rather, it's a celebration of one particular recording studio, Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, Ga., instead. Blackberry Smoke has become »»»
Many records are touted as inspiring, but few albums actually live up to that billing by actually striking sentiments worthy of universal appeal. In Jaime Wyatt's case, there's never any doubt, »»»
There are moments while listening to Kip Moore's album where the listener might feel like he/she is sampling new Kid Rock music - albeit, with plenty more heart and soul. Moore sings with a similarly endearing scratchy vocal tone, »»»
Ghosts of West Virginia
In a time when political views are pushing us further apart as a society, Steve Earle is one of the few artists reaching across that divide to seek common ground. In the case of his album, "Ghosts »»»