There were three clear instances last night at Rupp Arena that nicely defined the lasting crossover appeal of Miranda Lambert.
Probably a lot more bubbled within and briefly out of the refreshingly steamlined show the newly-dirty blonde country singer put on for a hearty crowd of 13,500.
There were rugged electric rockers like Kerosene and Baggage Claim that reflected much of the concert’s tempo as well as broad melodic strokes within songs like Over You that had more in common with the ‘80s pop of Phil Collins than anything that even today could pass for country music.
But three times during the course of the night, the distinction and depth of Lambert’s performance became startlingly clear.
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