Back in January 2017, Miranda Lambert brought her darling dad and fellow musician Anderson East onstage to join her for a very special performance in Chicago.
The makeshift trio performed at a tour rehearsal show at Chicago's famous Joe's Bar (aka Joe's on Weed Street). Lambert's dad and East joined her for a rendition of the gospel song, "Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind Stayed on Freedom)." Mr. Lambert definitely stole the show and concertgoer Tricia Despres caught it all on video.
In the clip, Lambert introduces her band and East to the excited audience before getting down to business. "We worked on this song for a long time today," she says. "So if it sucks, just tell us it doesn't, OK?" Luckily, no one had to lie.
Friend, collaborator and The Voice alum Gwen Sebastian's vocals on the gospel song were as smooth as butter. But things got turned up a whole other notch when the band kicked and Lambert's dad reached for the microphone.
He'd only hit a couple of notes before the crowd went absolutely wild for his old soul singer sound. Lambert eventually jumped in to join him for a few "hallelujahs" before East and the rest of the band created a full-on gospel singalong. Simply put, Chicago was going to church.
"Y'all give it up for Daddy!" Lambert proudly said after the song.
In addition to investigating extramarital affairs as private detectives, Lambert's parents found themselves in the middle of a national investigation. In 1994, after moving to the small town of Lindale, Rick and Beverly were hired by the lawyers for Paula Jones to investigate Bill Clinton. They spent two years building a case.
This story previously ran on Jan. 31, 2017.