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Miranda Lambert is full of surprises lately! One week ago, the “Little Red Wagon” singer revealed that she had wed in a top-secret ceremony. Lambert’ new hubby, Brendan McLoughlin, is a New York City police officer that she met in November 2018.
“In honor of Valentine’s Day I wanted to share some news. I met the love of my life. And we got hitched!” Lambert captioned a series of wedding photos via Instagram. “My heart is full. Thank you Brendan Mcloughlin for loving me for … Me. #theone.”
Lambert surprised fans once again on Friday (February 22) when she made an unexpected appearance at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville to perform a series of songs with some fellow country stars during Dierks Bentley’s Burning Man Tour stop in Nashville.
Concert headliner Dierks Bentley surprised the audience with country star Keith Urban before introducing the new Mrs. McLoughlin. Bentley told the crowd atBridgestone Arena that he had run into a friend earlier in the week while out on a walk with his wife, Cass.
“Cass and I were going for a walk the other day and I bumped into someone I hadn’t seen in a little while. She was there with her husband, and I was like, ‘Man, how you guys doing?’ She goes, ‘You’re playing in town Friday night?'” Bentley said. “If you have a Friday night off as a singer, the last thing you probably want to do is come down to Bridgestone. And then she texted me this morning, she’s like, ‘I want to come down!’ She showed up. She’s here. Miranda Lambert just walked in the building.”
The power trio performed four country classics together, starting with Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and Merle Haggard’s “The Bottle Let Me Down.” Urban then kicked off Loretta Lynn’s “Blue Kentucky Girl,” and Lambert added harmony. Bentley simply sat down on the stage in front of the two and took it all in. The three then wrapped their epic collaboration with a jaw-dropping rendition of the Dixie Chicks’ hit “Cowboy Take Me Away.”
Following the concert, Bentley and Urban took to social media to reminisce about the only-in-Nashville moment, saying, “what can I say about these two and this moment here tonight at Bridgestone Arena, other than it’s just good to have pals,” Bentley wrote. “A lot of laughs in the dressing room 20 minutes before my band and I walked on stage, working something up. The best. Heart full of grateful for everyone that made tonight the night that it was, but these two are at the top.”
Urban wrote, “Last night was everything I’ve always loved about our town-songs, music, crazy humor, spirit, love, collaboration, friendship, family, and community. Thank you Dierks, your band and crew, Miranda, and EVERYONE WHO CAME- it was magical!!!!!!!”
We agree, Keith! It was indeed magical. Hear Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban sing “Cowboy Take Me Away” in the video below.