Last Night: Miranda Lambert At RodeoHouston

Miranda Lambert Reliant Stadium March 16, 2011

Shucks, ma. Our lil' ol' East Texas gal done all growed up.

Sugar and spice and definitely everything nice, unless you piss her off, Miranda Lambert is a different kind of crossover act. A rocker at heart and pop singer by trade, Lambert makes her material more country by the sheer force of her personality.

Wednesday night in front of 73-something thousand people at the Rodeo, she was the small-town girl done good.

"I've been playing bars since I was 17 years old," she told the crowd. "I played the Firehouse Saloon to seven people. This lil' Texas girl has come a long way - what do y'all think?"

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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