Miranda Lambert Lights Up Stagecoach With Surprise Guest Reba McEntire

The superstars joined forces to perform an epic, three-song finale.


Lauren Jo Black

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April 28, 2024


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Miranda Lambert and Reba at Stagecoach; Photo by Jeff Johnson

Miranda Lambert headlined Stagecoach, country music’s biggest festival, on Saturday night, and brought double the star power by welcoming surprise guest Reba McEntire to the stage during her set. 

Fresh off her 48-date Las Vegas residency, Lambert hit the Stagecoach main stage to cap off Saturday’s festivities. Her set included performances of some of her biggest hits, including Kerosene, “Heart Like Mine,” “If I Was A Cowboy,” “Automatic,” and more. 

At the end of her set, Lambert shocked fans when she was joined by Country Music Hall of Famer and newly announced ACM Awards host, Reba McEntire, to the stage for an epic, three-song finale. 

@stagecoach Two queens of country @Miranda Lambert @Reba McEntire #stagecoach #country Tune in to the @Amazon Music Stagecoach livestream, hosted on @Prime Video ♬ original sound – stagecoach

“Welcome to the stage, Stagecoach, Miss Reba McEntire,” Lambert shouted as fans instantaneously lost their minds with excitement from the crowd. 

First, the country queens joined forces to sing Lambert’s fan-favorite “Mama’s Broken Heart.” They then went into McEntire’s “Fancy” before closing out the performance with a rowdy rendition of Lambert’s “Gunpowder & Lead.”

Several fans captured footage of the moment on social media. “I can die happy now,” a TikTok user wrote after watching the female artists perform together. 

@bizkhalifa__2 Not be more dramatic than i already have been but I will never be the same after watching Reba sing fancy live and both of them singing gun powder and lead. I can die happy now. #stagecoach #mirandalambert #stagecoach2024 #rebamcentire #funnyreaction ♬ original sound – Bizkhalifa__

Another shared, “Miranda Lambert bringing out Reba” Duo we all needed.” 

The morning after the show, ACM Triple Crown winner, Lambert shared a few photos from their time at Stagecoach together alongside a heartfelt caption. 

“Reba at stagecoach y’all. Thank you to my hero and friend for coming out here as my special guest. I’ll never forget it. She brought all the fire,” she wrote. 

Reba was quick to respond via Instagram stories, writing, “Thanks for asking me to be a part of such a special night,” alongside the hashtag “badass sisters.”

Lambert’s Stagecoach set also included the debut of her brand new single, “Wranglers.” The song is set for release on May 3, however, Stagecoach festivalgoers got the first listen.  

“‘Wranglers’ is a classic tale of a woman taking her power back,” Lambert shared of the song. “I think we can all identify with the character in this song, because we have all had a time in our life where we needed to find our strength, and also get a little revenge on someone who did us wrong or hurt us. This offers such a cool, raging take on how something like this unravels. I think the songwriters nailed it. 

“I am so proud to sing it. It feels like it could have been on the same record as ‘Gunpowder & Lead’ in a lot of ways. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned is a pretty powerful statement, and the way it’s written, you can tell, we’re not kidding.”

Miranda Lambert at Stagecoach; Photo by Jeff Johnson
Miranda Lambert at Stagecoach; Photo by Jeff Johnson

The highly-anticipated track marks Lambert’s first release through her new record label home at Republic Records. 

Stagecoach continues through Sunday evening. Throughout the weekend, fans were able to enjoy performances by Eric Church, Jelly Roll, Willie Nelson & Family, HARDY, Post Malone, Zach Top, Tenille Townes, Tanner Adell, and so many more. 

The festival is set to close out with a performance from Morgan Wallen. 

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.