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If you love Miranda Lambert, then you likely love her emotional song “The House That Built Me.”
In “The House That Built Me,” Lambert sings about returning to her childhood home as an adult. She recalls the memories she made there, and how they shaped her into the person she became.
Even years after its release, “The House That Built Me” continues to make Lambert tear up from time to time. But one of her most emotional experiences with the song occurred during a show in Connecticut in 2016.
Lambert noticed someone’s sign in the crowd while singing “The House That Built Me.” She asked to have the sign passed up to her onstage so she could read it better.
The sign belonged to a soldier. Lambert started to cry as she read what he wrote. His sign said, “3 combat tours…you’re [sic] voice was the last thing I listened to every night! Thank you!!!“
Lambert tried to continue singing “The House That Built Me” after that. But she couldn’t pull herself together. The soldier’s sign clearly touched her on a deep level.
Since Lambert couldn’t keep singing “The House That Built Me” on her own, she let the crowd take over. She eventually managed to sing some of the last lines of the song, but was still visibly emotional.
Surely, many other teary-eyed faces filled the room that night.
Watch the video below to see the emotional moment when Lambert noticed the soldier’s sign in the crowd. You may want to keep some tissues close in case you find yourself getting choked up too.