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Miranda Lambert is running with some pretty legendary folks these days.

A few weeks back, Miranda was spotted at a Sunny Sweeney concert in Nashville sitting by none other than country legend Patty Loveless. Patty is a huge influence on Miranda’s music, and they even teamed up for the song “Dear Diamond” on Miranda’s album, “Four the Record.”

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They sang that song on a 2015 ACM Awards special on CBS, as well as Patty’s 1994 mega-hit, “Blame It on Your Heart.”


They first got to know each other a few years ago when they were both on the bill for a festival in Switzerland.

Miranda tells Rare Country, “I invited her to my room to have a jam and she said yes. Our whole bands were in the room drinking and I was requesting Patty Loveless songs to Patty Loveless. We became friends, and she’s like, she lives in Georgia, but she comes to Nashville periodically and still makes music and writes. So, we just started hanging out.”

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Patty just happened to be in town when Sunny was playing her album release concert for her new project, “Trophy.” So, Miranda invited the country legend along.

Ummmm it's a Patty Melt. Me and @mirandalambert with our #pattyloveless

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“Sunny was like, ‘Wait, you’re bringing Patty Loveless to my show? No pressure!’ but I love Sunny, too. So, it was fun.”

Since Miranda is such a huge fan of Patty’s music, we had to ask which Patty songs start running through her head when she knows they’re about to hang out.

“I go sad first. I go to ‘Here I Am’ and then I go to ‘Blame it on Your Heart,'” Miranda says with a laugh, “I don’t want to depress Patty.”

By the way, we did this interview with Miranda at the ACM Awards, so that’s why you see Thomas Rhett just walking randomly in the background. Miranda was a huge winner at the ACM Awards, taking home her eighth consecutive Female Vocalist trophy and her fifth Album of the Year trophy for “The Weight of These Wings.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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