Miranda Lambert will honor first responders each night of her upcoming Wildcard tour, which kicks of this Thursday (Jan. 16) in Tupelo, Mississippi. The "It All Comes Out in the Wash" singer was inspired by New York's Country 94.7's First Responder Friday, for which she honored her husband, NYPD officer Brendon McLoughlin.
"My whole family does it. My mom, my dad, my three brothers, my brother-in-law - they're all cops. So, I had no other choice," McLoughlin told Radio.com. "I was in nursing school for a bit, and I chose being a police officer and it was the best decision I ever made, truly."
Lambert decided to honor a different first responder during each stop on her Wildcard tour, giving fans a chance to share stories of local heroes. Fans can contact local country music radio stations in each city. For a full list of participating radio stations, visit here.
Lambert met her husband while taping an appearance on Good Morning America with her bandmates, the Pistol Annies (Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley).
"Our record came out the day after Halloween, and we did 'Good Morning America.' My husband was doing security there for the show. My girlfriends, the Annies, saw him and knew I might be ready to hang out with someone. They invited him to our show behind my back. They plucked him for me," Lambert told the New York Times. "My security guy Tom, he was in on it too. He said to me, 'He's here. And he's pretty.' [Laughs] Now the Pistol Annies have three husbands, two ex-husbands, three children, a stepson and 23 animals. We've done a lot in nine years!"
The Texas native announced her marriage to McLoughlin in February of 2019.
I met the love of my life. And we got hitched! My heart is full. Thank you Brendan McLoughlin for loving me for.... me," Lambert wrote.
Lambert released her most recent album, Wildcard, in 2019.
Cody Johnson and LANCO will join Lambert on the Wildcard tour. See a full list of tour stops below.
Wildcard Tour Dates:
January 16 -- Tupelo, Miss. -- BandcorpSouth Arena
January 17 -- Biloxi, Miss. -- Mississippi Coast Coliseum
January 18 -- Birmingham, Ala. -- Legacy Arena at the BJCC
January 23 -- Little Rock, Ar. -- Verizon Arena
January 24 -- Nashville, Tenn. -- Bridgestone Arena
January 25 -- Evansville, Ind. -- Ford Center
January 31 -- Salt Lake City, Utah -- Vivint Smart Home Arena
February 1 -- Denver, Colo. -- Pepsi Center
February 6 -- Kansas City, Mo. -- Sprint Center
February 7 -- Tulsa, Okla. -- BOK Center
February 8 -- Dallas, Texas -- American Airlines Center
February 20 -- Anaheim, Calif. -- Honda Center
February 21 -- San Diego, Calif. -- Viejas Arena
February 22 -- Ontario, Calif. -- Toyota Arena
February 27 -- Fresno, Calif. -- Save Mart Center
February 28 -- San Jose, Calif. -- SAP Center Center
February 29 -- Sacramento, Calif. -- Golden 1 Center
April 23 -- Boise, Idaho -- Ford Idaho Center Arena
April 24 -- Spokane, Wash. -- Spokane Arena
April 25 -- Vancouver, BC -- Rogers Arena
April 30 -- Edmonton, AB -- Rogers Place
May 1 -- Regina, SK -- Brandt Centre
May 2 --Winnipeg, MB -- Bell MTS Place
May 5 -- London, ON -- Budweiser Gardens
May 7 -- Oshawa, ON -- Tribute Communities Centre
May 8 -- Ottawa, ON -- Canadian Tire Centre
May 9 -- Montreal, QC -- Bell Centre