Parker McCollum Attends Miranda Lambert’s Las Vegas Residency As A True Fan: “Deserves Nothing But Respect”

“Absolutely remarkable performance. And an even better person. Deserves nothing but respect,” McCollum wrote.

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Posted on July 22, 2023

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Parker McCollum, Miranda Lambert; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Parker McCollum is showing his support for Miranda Lambert in the wake of the recent controversy surrounding her Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Casino.

“Absolutely Remarkable Performance”

McCollum took to Instagram to reveal that he enjoyed a night out at Miranda Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo The Las Vegas Residency, and instead of using his celebrity status to get into the show, he purchased a ticket and watched from the audience.

“Saw Miranda Lambert’s show in Vegas tonight. Bought a ticket, went in through the front and enjoyed the show as a true fan. Even bought some merch,” he shared.

He went on to praise his fellow Texas native for her showmanship, adding, “Absolutely remarkable performance. And an even better person. Deserves nothing but respect.” 

Las Vegas Residency Controversy

Lambert left the internet divided this week after a video surfaced of calling out a group of women for taking photos at her show.  

She halted her heartfelt performance of “Tin Man” at the Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Casino on Saturday evening (July 15) and said, “I’m gonna stop right here for a second, I’m sorry,” Lambert said, asking her pianist to stop playing the tune. She then told the audience, “these girls [up here] are worried about their selfie and not listening to the song. It’s pissing me off a little bit. Sorry, I don’t like it. At all. We’re here to hear some country music tonight. I’m singing some country damn music.”

Miranda Lambert then asked the crowd, “Shall we start again?” before restarting her performance of “Tin Man.”

McCollum Previously Dubbed Lambert “The Dolly Parton Of Our Era”

It’s no surprise that Parker McCollum came to Miranda Lambert’s defense. He is a longtime fan of Lambert and previously dubbed her  “the Dolly [Parton] of our era.”

In an interview with Taste of Country Nights, Parker McCollum explained, “I call her the Dolly Parton of my generation. I think she’s a phenomenal talent. And then getting to know her, she’s such a normal, regular person when you’re around her. You’d never know she’s a superstar.”

The Texas natives have had the opportunity to get to know each other through their collaborations over the past few years. In 2020, during Lambert’s Wildcard Tour, McCollum had the chance to open for her on various dates. The pair later joined forces to co-write a track on McCollum’s major label debut album, Gold Chain Cowboy. Working together in the writers’ room, they co-wrote the heartfelt single, “Falling Apart.” 

Parker McCollum Shared Advice He Received From Lambert

While touring with the “If I Was A Cowboy” singer, McCollum recalled the best piece of advice he received from Lambert. 

“She kinda has this way of seeming extremely normal while still being a mega superstar,” McCollum told ET Canada. “I haven’t been around a ton of people like that until I was on the road with her for a few shows. Always remember to be really, really sweet to people. I can remember her saying that.”

Additionally, in March of 2022, Lambert shocked McCollum ahead of the 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards when she surprised him with the news that he was named ACM New Male Artist Of The Year.

Parker McCollum is in the midst of performing headlining shows in between serving as support on Morgan Wallen’s One Night At A Time World Tour. He will also make several appearances at upcoming festivals, including Night In The Country, Country Fan Fest, Headwaters Country Jam, Watershed Festival and more. See a full list of McCollum’s tour dates HERE.

Miranda Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency

Meanwhile, Miranda Lambert is celebrating nearly two decades as a country music superstar with a career-spanning set list in Sin City with her Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood, formerly known as Zappos Theater.

Lambert’s show is a 90-minute celebration of her artistry that features tunes from her entire discography from her debut album, Kerosene, to her current project, Palomino.

Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy of John Shearer/Getty Images for Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy of John Shearer/Getty Images for Miranda Lambert

The “If I Was A Cowboy” singer’s residency kicked off on September 23, 2022, and is currently set to run through December of this year.

See a full list of Miranda Lambert’s remaining Velvet Rodeo tour dates below.

July 2023: 22

November 2023: 30

December 2023: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16

For additional information on Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency visit her official website HERE.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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