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Miranda Lambert reschedules sold-out Lexington concert

This Oct. 24, 2011 photo shows country singer Miranda Lambert in Nashville, Tenn. Lambert's latest release, "Four the Record," will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
This Oct. 24, 2011 photo shows country singer Miranda Lambert in Nashville, Tenn. Lambert's latest release, "Four the Record," will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) ASSOCIATED PRESS

Miranda Lambert has postponed her sold-out concert Friday at Rupp Arena in Lexington because of a death in her family. The rescheduled show will be Feb. 26.

Lambert's father-in-law, Dick Shelton, died Tuesday in Oklahoma, according to a statement from Lambert's publicist. Shelton was the father of Lambert's husband, fellow country music star Blake Shelton. His death prompted the cancellation of concerts this weekend in Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C., and Lexington.

"Thank you to the fans for all the support and prayers," Lambert said in the statement. "This is a really difficult time for our family and the most important thing is being together. Tell your loved ones you love them."

Tickets bought for Friday's sold-out concert will be honored at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, according to a news release.

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