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Concert review: Miranda Lambert showcases tough and tender side at Infinite Energy Arena show


This review was originally posted at 1:01 a.m. Jan. 21, 2018

About an hour into her set, Miranda Lambert told the sold-out crowd at Infinite Energy Arena, “I’m trying to be on a mission to make you feel all the feels.”

And with that, she stood alone in a spotlight with her acoustic guitar for the aching, “Tin Man” (“If you ever felt one breaking, you’d never want a heart.”), a delicate ballad nominated for a pair of Grammy Awards at next weekend’s ceremony.

That moment, along with an earlier empathetic delivery of “The House That Built Me,” exposed Lambert at her most vulnerable, a space she willingly enters even though you can sense the emotional drain that results from performing the songs live.

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Her Saturday night visit to the Atlanta area was the third show of her “Livin’ Like Hippies” tour, a 24-date zigzag across the country before Lambert joins Little Big Town for a summer pairing.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.

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