Miranda Lambert has had to deal with her share of heartbreak in the past few years, and it seems that it may be happening once again. After reports surfaced last week that she and Anderson East had split, Lambert took the stage at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee, and got extremely candid with her fans about how she deals with the end of a romance.
“I make it my mission every single time I step on the stage that no matter what, no matter where I am, I want to make you feel everything you could possibly feel,” Miranda told the audience. “I want you to feel sad, mad, happy and nostalgic and really pissed sometimes.”
She went on to say that for her, part of feelings is also heartbreak, but she can use it for her art. Lambert says that she writes sad songs and she likes to sing them. She then performed her hit, Tin Man.
The lyrics to Tin Man address the popular character from The Wizard of Oz who doesn’t have a heart. She explains in the song that he shouldn’t want one because of the way that it feels when it breaks.
It appears that Lambert was hinting at her split from East after they reportedly called it quits last week after two years of dating. It was apparently East who ended the relationship after the couple drifted apart from being on separate tours, and Lambert had no idea it was coming.
The singer also treated fans in Knoxville to a reunion with Pistol Annies pal Ashley Monroe when they performed Heart Like Mine together. When introducing her, Lambert called Monroe her best friend and said they need to start a “we need a beer” campaign.
The Grammy winner is currently performing on the Livin’ Like Hippies Tour which is currently making its way through Ohio and will continue around the country until the end of March.
In July, Lambert will be heading out on The Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town.
Even though her heart may be broken once again because of a breakup, that isn’t keeping Lambert from helping out her favorite charities.
Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation just granted $189,000 to 50 different animal shelters across the country, with each receiving $3,000 to $5,000.
Since she and her mom Bev started the program, they have awarded three-quarters of a million dollars to 200 different shelters.
Miranda Lambert says that she is amazed and humbled by the work the shelters do and is honored to be able to support their efforts.