Miranda Lambert is not playing around with her just-launched “Livin’ Like Hippies Tour.” Though she’s nominated at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards for her understated ballad, “Tin Man,” Miranda proves she can still rock out with the best of them in her new live show.
Just check out this fan video of Miranda covering Joe Walsh’s 1973 staple, “Rocky Mountain Way.”
From the top of the song, Miranda leans into it with everything she’s got. That fringe on her sleeves only accentuates Miranda’s deliberately sassy reading of the song. She even gets into some of that intense head-banging we first saw her do back in 2005 when she rocked out with “Kerosene” on the CMA Awards.
This isn’t the first time Miranda has broken out a classic rock hit for her live show. She’s often included a cover of Faces’ 1971 classic “Stay With Me” in her set list. Last year, she even brought out her boyfriend, Anderson East, for this performance of that song.
As for “Rocky Mountain Way,” we wouldn’t be surprised if Joe Walsh himself showed up to perform it with Miranda at some point. He’s actually made surprise appearances to sing that song with several other country stars over the years, including Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban.
We think it’s time Miranda put in a call to Joe about some of her upcoming tour stops.
The “Livin’ Like Hippies Tour” got off to a roaring start with three shows in the southeast. Miranda posted a little video showing highlights from the first weekend of shows, and you can tell they entire crew is really happy to be back on the road entertaining fans this year.
She added the message, “Thank you Greenville, Orlando and Atlanta for an amazing first weekend of the ‘Livin Like Hippies Tour!’ Singing country music is all I’ve ever wanted to do. You all make it possible. #livinlikehippiestour #firstweekend #countrymusic! #dreamersanddrinkers.”
Of course, we’ve got to give a shoutout to Miranda’s new wardrobe on this tour. On top of the fringe she’s rocking on her sleeves, she’s also treating fans to a little bling on her boots.
This girl really knows how to put on a show!
For the latest Miranda tour dates, go to MirandaLambert.com. She’ll continue the “Livin’ Like Hippies Tour” through March 23 before kicking off “The Bandwagon Tour” with Little Big Town on July 12.