Miranda Lambert loves to put her own spin on classic songs. Over the years, she’s covered everyone from Loretta Lynn to Little Big Town. Back in 2014, she joined Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong for an especially meaningful performance.
The unconventional duo came together to honor Phil Everly, an esteemed songwriter and one half of The Everly Brothers. One of Everly’s most recognizable songs is “When Will I Be Loved,” which he originally recorded with his brother Don. During the 2014 Grammy Awards, Lambert and Armstrong supplied a heartfelt rendition of the song to honor Don, who passed away just a month earlier.
The video above was taken during award show rehearsals, which explains why Lambert’s hair is in pins. Still, it’s hard to tell that this was just a practice, thanks to their flawless harmonies throughout.
A lot has happened to Lambert in the past two years since this performance. Aside from her highly-publicized divorce from Blake Shelton, she’s been hard at work on new music. Her latest single, “Vice,” is still climbing up the charts, and she’s keeping a busy touring schedule for the rest of the year. You can find a full list of her upcoming tour dates here.