Country music fans got a big surprise on July 29, when Miranda Lambert showed up unannounced during a Little Big Town show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The country superstar joined the award-winning group onstage for two songs.

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A tweet posted by one fan at the show shows Miranda singing her song “Dear Old Sun,” from her platinum-certified 2016 double album, “The Weight of These Wings.” Unfortunately, she forgot the words and had to start the second verse over.

For the performance, Miranda, who wore all black, stood in the middle of LBT members Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman and Philip Sweet. She began to bare her soul on the poignant ballad as the LBT members contributed to the performance with their signature harmony vocals.

It wasn’t until the one-minute mark that fans really began to cheer. At that point, Miranda stopped singing to admit that she’d forgotten her own lyrics. Despite her little slip-up (hey, it’s happened to every performer), fans couldn’t help but applaud her for her very honest and endearing moment.

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Miranda, who later joined the band again to perform a cover of Dixie Chicks’ “Goodbye Earl,” wasn’t the only special guest to team up with Little Big Town onstage at the historic venue over the weekend. Other acts included Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Ronnie Dunn and Charlie Worsham.

Little Big Town began their “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” residency at the Ryman in February. They will resume shows at the historic venue in September. As for Miranda, she is currently on her “Highway Vagabond Tour.” She has back-to-back shows in her home state of Texas before heading off to Colorado on Aug. 8.

Miranda Lambert forgets the words to one of her most heart-wrenching songs Laura Roberts/Invision/AP
Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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