Fans at the Stagecoach Festival got a huge surprise Saturday night: The return of RaeLynn.
Headliner Miranda Lambert was midway through her show when she surprised the Indio, California crowd by bringing RaeLynn out on the stage. The two then sang a rocking version of Maroon 5’s “Wake Up Call,” which RaeLynn had performed on The Voice. (See a fan-shot video of the performance below.)
Shortly after her performance RaeLynn tweeted the following message:
Just performed with my favorite country singer and my adopted big sister @Miranda_Lambert! Love my sister Annie’s!
Lambert had long been scheduled to headline at the festival and many fans hoped to see the Pistol Annies — the trio of Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe – as they had performed at Miranda’s shows the previous two nights. The Annies did perform, but the big bombshell came from the tiny Texan and her performance with Miranda, her idol.
The 17-year-old country singer landed a spot on the current season of The Voice when she impressed coach Blake Shelton with her version of the Annies’ “Hell On Heels.” That allowed her to not only meet, but also be mentored by Miranda. RaeLynn may not have won the show, but she clearly won over Miranda as the two formed an instant and almost sisterly bond. (See the above tweet for proof of that!)
RaeLynn made it to the show’s quarter-finals before being eliminated nearly two weeks ago. Earlier this week she told us in an exclusive interview that Miranda said she still would be involved in her career. Saturday night’s surprise showed that Miranda is a woman of her word.
Will RaeLynn again be matched with Miranda? Or was this a one-time treat? Stay tuned!