PHOTOS: Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley Team Up For Fiery Performance at NHL Stadium Series
Country superstars Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert delivered epic performances for a sold-out crowd of 68,619 fans during the 2022…
Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Country superstars Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert delivered epic performances for a sold-out crowd of 68,619 fans during the 2022 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators.
On Saturday evening (Feb. 26), the country superstars took to two separate stages at Nissan Stadium, both of which were branded with the logos of their respective Broadway bars: Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row and Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa Nashville.
The hitmakers’ performances took place during the first intermission of the historic outdoor hockey game.
Bentley kicked off the festivities with a fiery performance of “Burning Man” and “I Hold On” before welcoming his friend and fellow country star Miranda Lambert to the stage for a rowdy two-song performance, which included “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” and “Kerosene.”
“Y’all the only girl with her own bar on Lower Broadway, make some noise for Miranda Lambert Nashville, come on!” Bentley said as he joined Lambert on stage for a one-of-a-kind duet.
Bentley and Lambert then teamed up for a rockin’ cover of ZZ Top’s “Gimme All Your Lovin’.”
The NHL Stadium Series celebrated country music and also featured Jessie James Decker, who performed the U.S. National Anthem, as well as Dustin Lynch who introduced the two hockey teams to the rink after an energy-filled performance of his latest single, “Party Mode.”
Throughout the evening, Frankie Ballard, Chayce Beckham, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Jackson Dean, BEXAR, Josh Hedley, Tiera Kennedy and Lit’s Ajay & Jeremy Popoff joined The Stadium Biscuits house band, led by bandleader John Bohlinger, for performances during brief breaks.
Click above to watch a fan-captured clip of Bentley and Lambert’s performance.
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While the Predators scored the first goal of the evening, The Tampa Bay Lightning ultimately took home the win with a final score of 3-2.
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.