Dear Miranda, or should I say Ms. Lambert? I mean, that seems too "official," right? Whatever.

Hi. My name is Marissa and we actually had the opportunity to meet quickly this past summer when you were in Saratoga Springs. In fact, it was a special day and experience because it was my birthday. So, I guess I'll start with saying, "thank you," for what was a birthday to remember fondly.

Here's the thing though. That day may be what made me realize how much I really appreciate your talent and your musical library as a whole. New music was sorta chatted as a possibility sometime in the future but that was about it during your interview with our radio station backstage.

Then, only a couple weeks later, "Vice" was sent out to radio. And let me just say, "Oh. My. Goodness." That song! It's everything. For realzies. Is it okay to say things like "for realzies" in this because I feel like maybe we're in a friendly spot at this point? Okay.

Seriously, it's so good. It has me so incredibly excited for "The Weight of These Wings" to be released November 18th. I can't wait!

That's why this morning when I saw that you announced another tour, I was even more excited! All I could think was, "please let her be coming back to the Capital Region so we can hear the new album live in person!"

I checked the dates, Miranda. We're not on it. I now know what "Mama's Broken Heart" feels like.

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No, I get it. I do. You were just here and you have fans all over this great country wanting a piece of the great Miranda Lambert. But, Mir...can I call you Mir? Can you try to squeeze us in? Heck, you could just roll through with an acoustic and sing, "Vice" to make me happy. It really is that simple. Because Miranda, Albany can be another town where your "past can't run [you] down."

It's just a thought.

Plus I was looking at the schedule and after your show on February 4th at Mohegan Sun, you have a pretty big gap before you go to Pennsylvania, maybe a winter vacation to lovely Upstate, New York is just what you need.

Thanks for taking this into consideration, Miranda and hopefully we'll see you again soon here in the Capital Region.

With All the Love,


Miranda Lambert’s 2017 Highway Vagabond Tour Dates:

Jan. 26 — Evansville, Ind. @ Ford Center
Jan. 27 — Springfield, Mo. @ JQH Arena
Jan. 28 — Kearney, Neb. @ Viaero Event Center
Feb. 2 — Providence, R.I. @ Dunkin Donuts Center
Feb. 3 — Amherst, Mass. @ Mullins Center
Feb. 4 — Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun
Feb. 23 — Reading, Pa. @ Santander Arena
Feb. 24 — Charlottesville, Va. @ John Paul Jones Arena
Feb. 25 — Charleston, S.C. @ North Charleston Coliseum
March 2 — Green Bay, Wis. @ Resch Center
March 3 — Brookings, S.D. @ Swiftel Center
March 4 — Grand Forks, N.D. @ Ralph Engelstad Arena
March 10 — Wichita, Kan. @ Intrust Bank Arena
March 11 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
March 12 — Bossier City, La. @ CenturyLink Center
March 17 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
March 18 — Rockford, Ill. @ BMO Harris Bank Center
March 19 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena