When Miranda Lambert brought her Certified Platinum Tour to Knoxville over the weekend, girl power was definitely a common theme for the tour, both on and off the stage. Miranda entered the stage as she has for the past couple of years, with Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls)” playing, while photographs of strong, influential women from history flashed on the video screens, before she transitioned into her own “Fastest Girl in Town.”
While Justin Moore is the middle act on the tour, he’s sandwiched between RaeLynn, who is the first opener, and Miranda. Backstage Miranda expressed her excitement about the fact that for the first time in her ten years of touring, she’s not the only female on her tour. Until now, it’s always been Miranda and her all male band, and usually male openers, but now she has RaeLynn, Gwen Sebastian (back-up vocals), Carolyn Dawn Johnson (fiddle and back-up vocals) and their support people, like RaeLynn’s personal assistant, Lyss Moore. Miranda said it’s awesome because, “There are like six of us girls now and we all have a dressing room we share and there are curling irons everywhere and it’s just nice not being the only girl out here for once.”
Besides other girl power-themed songs like “Baggage Claim,” “Kerosene” and her current single, “Little Red Wagon,” when Miranda returned for her encore after her 18-song main set, she was joined by Carolyn Dawn Johnson and RaeLynn. She told the crowd, “We don’t think there are enough females on country radio … and we miss the Dixie Chicks,” before the three of them sang “Cowboy Take Me Away.”
The Certified Platinum Tour will continue through April 11th, before wrapping in Uncasville, Connecticut. You can see a complete list of Miranda’s tour dates here.