Friday, July 18, 2008
Miranda Lambert @ Country Thunder
Tis the season when struggling farmers open up their vacant farm fields and cash in on hosting a summer music fest. Last night I made the trek up to Twin Lakes, Wisconsin for Country Thunder; a music haven for all that is country music. Acts like Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and even Jessica Simpson made the voyage to middle America Wisco to perform. I went up to see Miranda Lambert, recent winner of Album of the Year!
I have been following Miranda since she became runner up on Nashville Star(country's version of American Idol). Her cute smile mixed with her country sass grabbed my attention, and I have been a fan ever since.
Country Thunder was great. It was nice to be back home! Seeing girls in cowboy boots and hat, guys wearing Wrangler jeans that were a little too tight, and HUGE 4 by 4 trucks filling the parking lot quickly reminded me that I was in Wisconsin and not Illinois.
Miranda put on a great show! She had enough energy to supply a Red Bull factory. Her head banging and guitar throwing made you get up out of your patriotic fold-up lawn chair and dance with her. She is from Texas, and you can tell! The little girl has an incredible twang and a deep passion to party and drink beer! Her hour and a half set was peppered with songs off both of her albums and was a perfect way to spend a muggy July night!
Check out some of the pictures up at the top!