WATCH: Miranda Lambert Stops Concert, Calls Out Fans For Taking Selfies During Las Vegas Show

“I’m gonna stop right here for a second, I’m sorry,” Lambert said in the midst of her “Tin Man” performance.


Madeleine O’Connell

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July 17, 2023


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Miranda Lambert; Photos via Twitter

Miranda Lambert suddenly halted her set to call out a group of fans during her show at the Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday evening (July 15). 

The country singer was performing her heart-wrenching ballad, “Tin Man” when she noticed a group of girls in the front row who seemed to be more concerned about taking selfies than paying attention to the show in front of them. 

It quickly became clear that the 39-year-old hitmaker wasn’t happy with their distracted state and decided to call the fans out in order to bring their attention back to the stage. 

“I’m gonna stop right here for a second, I’m sorry,” Lambert said as she turned around to ask her pianist to stop playing the song. She then looked out to the group in the audience, threw her arms up in confusion and said, “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.”

After pointing out her disappointment in the fans’ actions, the “Bluebird” singer asked the crowd, “Shall we start again?” before restarting her performance of “Tin Man.”

Miranda Lambert went on to finish off the song, this time uninterrupted. 

Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency

The ACM Triple Crown winner is currently in the midst of her Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency, which returned to Sin City on July 7. This run of shows takes place at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood, formerly known as Zappos Theater.

Miranda Lambert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

During an interview with Garden & Gun, Lambert revealed that being stationed in Las Vegas instead of traveling each weekend for a tour has served as a much-needed break from the road.  

“After twenty years of touring, it gets exhausting sometimes. That is one reason I’m so thankful for the Velvet Rodeo shows,” she previously told the outlet “It is a break from the road, but I still get to do what I love and connect with the fans. This show was so fun to put together because we can bring in some production elements [like pyrotechnics] we haven’t ever had on the road. I won’t be touring much while I’m doing the residency except for a few festivals here and there, so y’all gotta come to Sin City!”

Throughout the 90-minute shows, Lambert brings the stage to life as she celebrates her nearly two-decade-long career in country music. Her setlist includes songs that have been plucked from her entire discography, spanning 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, Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment are donating $1 of every ticket purchased to “Miranda Lambert: Velvet Rodeo The Las Vegas Residency” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that has raised over $6 million since its inception in 2009. 

The Foundation’s mission is to promote the adoption of rescue pets, support animal shelters across the country, advance spay & neuter and assist with the transport of animals during times of natural disaster.

She will continue her Vegas run for several more dates throughout July, November, and December 

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

July 2023: 19, 21, 22

November 2023: 30

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

Miranda Lambert, Leon Bridges; Photo Courtesy Instagram, Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert, Leon Bridges; Photo Courtesy Instagram, Miranda Lambert

New Music

Additionally, Lambert has also been spending some time in the studio. She recently released “If You Were Mine,” featuring fellow Texas native, Leon Bridges. 

The tune was unleashed through Lambert’s own Vanner Records with distribution by IMPERIAL, and combines her signature country vocals with Bridges’ beloved R&B style. Together, they deliver a must-hear genre-bending collab. 

“I have been a big fan of Leon for a while because he is very authentic as an artist and I love his music,” Lambert explained in a statement. “Since we are both from Texas, we threw in a few Texas references, of course – the Frio River being one. When we finished this song, we sent it to Leon in hopes that he would want to collaborate and we were so glad that he said yes. I have really enjoyed getting to know him and I’m happy to have him as a new friend.”

“I was humbled to have Miranda ask if I’d join her on this beautiful duet she wrote,” added Bridges. “Getting in the studio with her in Nashville to sing this song together was magic. There’s nothing better than two Texans on one mic!”

The pair then brought the tender lyrics to life throughout the brand-new music video which illustrates the promise conducted between lovers as they consider the possibility of what their future could be. 

YouTube video

Written by Lambert with Ashley Monroe and Jesse Frasure, “If You Were Mine” follows the release of the country singer’s latest album, Palomino, which dropped in April of 2022 and spawned hits like “Actin’ Up,” “Strange,” and “If I Was A Cowboy.” 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.