Miranda Lambert couldn't keep from crying when she saw this soldier's sign Instagram/@iloverandalambert

Now, this is the kind of moment that makes you thankful to be an American and proud to be a country fan.

During her concert in Hartford, Connecticut on Aug. 19, Miranda Lambert spotted a sign that stopped her in her tracks.

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It reads, “3 combat tours…your voice was the last thing I heard every night. Thank you.”

The soldier holding the sign broke down after Miranda took the sign onstage and held it up for the audience to see.

Oh, and this all happened during Miranda’s performance of “The House That Built Me,” which always makes her a little teary eyed. This time the tears flowed freely.


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In this video of the emotional moment, you can see both the soldier and Miranda just losing it. We’re right there with you, guys. Miranda couldn’t even keep singing the song, through the tears, so she let the audience take over.


Imagine serving overseas and not knowing if you’d get to see your home or your loved ones again. As if “The House That Built Me” wasn’t already special enough, putting it in that context takes the emotions to a whole new level.

Miranda will explore a whole lot of emotions on her upcoming studio album, her first since 2014’s “Platinum.

The lead single from the new project, “Vice,” is already a monster hit. We’re expecting the full album to be released this fall.

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