— Lauren Hoffman (@laurmariehoff) March 23, 2018
On March 22nd, Miranda Lambert’s Livin’ Like Hippies Tour hit the stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and fans were in for a big surprise when the Oak Ridge Boys came out to perform their 1981 hit “Elvira” with Lambert.
Miranda Lambert and The Oak Ridge Boys were met with exhilarated cheers when they walked out to an already pumped crowd. It looked like everyone was having a blast as the audience was led in a singalong of the chorus: “Elvira, elvira/My heart’s on fire Elvira/ Giddy up oom poppa omm poppa mow mow/ Giddy up oom poppa omm poppa mow mow/ Heigh-ho silver, away.”
Written in 1966 by Dallas Frazier, the song “Elvira” was named after the side-street in Nashville instead of the spooky Mistress of the Dark many might assume the song to be about. The track became a big hit when The Oak Ridge Boys released it in 1981 on their album Fancy Free. “Elvira” even earned them a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song.
Lambert’s Livin’ Like Hippies Tour continues on for only a couple of more dates, making the duet with The Oak Ridge Boys seem like icing on the cake of an already very successful tour.
After Lambert wraps up the tour, she’ll join Little Big Town as a co-headliner on The Bandwagon Tour. Lambert and Little Big Town will be joined by the Turnpike Troubadours, Natalie Hemby and The Steel Woods for select dates.
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