|All photos by Scott Kiefer, Belleville News-Democrat|
Reigning country queen Miranda Lambert opened her tour in St. Louis last night to a sold-out audience at the Chaifetz arena. Lambert thrilled the crowd with her hits from the beginning of her career in 2005, through her current single “Heart Like Mine,” which is already in the top twenty.
Lambert, who is well know for her raucous style of “girl country” music, also proved that she has the chops to routinely carry the weight of ballads such as “Dead Flowers,” and the smash “The House That Buillt Me.”
When not focusing on showing her power house vocal talents, Lambert showed that audience she knows how to party when on stage and entertain the crowd. Hardly a few seconds went by when she wasn’t engaging with the audience, dancing, and running from one side of the stage to the other. One could tell that she was having fun on the St. Louis stage, even blowing her boot out two minutes into the show.
“Guess you could say I blew my boot in St. Louie,” Lambert said. “Now that sounds pretty cool. Nothing some duct tape won’t fix.”
Lambert definitely needs and deserves “Entertainer of the Year” nomination.