Parker McCollum Enjoys A ‘True Fan’ Experience At Miranda Lambert’s Las Vegas Show: ‘Absolutely Remarkable Performance’

McCollum purchased his own ticket for Lambert’s Las Vegas residency and enjoyed every minute.


Lauren Jo Black

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July 22, 2023


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Parker McCollum; Photo Courtesy Parker McCollum, Instagram, Miranda Lambert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Parker McCollum is showing his support for Miranda Lambert in the wake of the recent controversy surrounding her Las Vegas residency. 

McCollum took to Instagram to reveal that he enjoyed a night out at Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo The Las Vegas Residency, and instead of using his celebrity status to get into the show, he purchased a ticket and watched from the audience.   

A True Fan  

“Saw Miranda Lambert’s show in Vegas tonight. Bought a ticket, went in through the front and enjoyed the show as a true fan. Even bought some merch,” he shared. 

He went on to praise his fellow Texas native for her showmanship, adding, “Absolutely remarkable performance. And an even better person. Deserves nothing but respect.” 

Lambert left the internet divided this week after a video surfaced of her calling out a group of women for taking photos at her show.  

She halted her heartfelt performance of “Tin Man” at the Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Casino on Saturday evening (July 15) and said, “I’m gonna stop right here for a second, I’m sorry,” Lambert said, asking her pianist to stop playing the tune. She then told the audience, “these girls [up here] are worried about their selfie and not listening to the song. It’s pissing me off a little bit. Sorry, I don’t like it. At all. We’re here to hear some country music tonight. I’m singing some country damn music.”

Lambert then asked the crowd, “Shall we start again?” before restarting her performance of “Tin Man.”


It’s no surprise that Parker McCollum came to Miranda Lambert’s defense. He is a longtime fan of Lambert and previously dubbed her  “the Dolly [Parton] of our era.”

In an interview with Taste of Country Nights, Parker McCollum explained, “I call her the Dolly Parton of my generation. I think she’s a phenomenal talent. And then getting to know her, she’s such a normal, regular person when you’re around her. You’d never know she’s a superstar.”


The Texas natives have had the opportunity to get to know each other through their collaborations over the past few years. In 2020, during Lambert’s Wildcard Tour, McCollum had the chance to open for her on various dates. The pair later joined forces to co-write a track on McCollum’s major label debut album, Gold Chain Cowboy. Working together in the writers’ room, they co-wrote the heartfelt single, “Falling Apart.” 

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While touring with the “If I Was A Cowboy” singer, McCollum recalled the best piece of advice he received from Lambert. 

“She kinda has this way of seeming extremely normal while still being a mega superstar,” McCollum told ET Canada. “I haven’t been around a ton of people like that until I was on the road with her for a few shows. Always remember to be really, really sweet to people. I can remember her saying that.”

Additionally, in March of 2022, Lambert shocked McCollum ahead of the 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards when she surprised him with the news that he was named ACM New Male Artist Of The Year.

On Tour Now

Parker McCollum is in the midst of performing headlining shows in between serving as support on Morgan Wallen’s One Night At A Time World Tour. He will also make several appearances at upcoming festivals, including Night In The Country, Country Fan Fest, Headwaters Country Jam, Watershed Festival and more. See a full list of McCollum’s tour dates HERE.

Parker McCollum; Photo by Chris Kleinmeier
Parker McCollum; Photo by Chris Kleinmeier

Meanwhile, Miranda Lambert is celebrating nearly two decades as a country music superstar with a career-spanning set list in Sin City with her Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood, formerly known as Zappos Theater.

Lambert’s show is a 90-minute celebration of her artistry that features tunes from her entire discography from her debut album, Kerosene, to her current project, Palomino.

The “If I Was A Cowboy” singer’s residency kicked off on September 23, 2022, and is currently set to run through December of this year.

Miranda Lambert; Photo by Tyler Conrad
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Tyler Conrad

See a full list of Miranda Lambert’s remaining Velvet Rodeo tour dates below.

July 2023: 22

November 2023: 30

December 2023: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16

For additional information on Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency visit her official website HERE.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.