Country isn’t just music. It’s a way of thinking. A way of living. It’s front porches, mason jars, and sweet tea. Country is parties at the river and bonfires at the farm. It’s love and loss, family, and friends. Country is community. The people who come together to lend a hand. And it isn’t just the fans that do that for each other. As it turns out, often country music artists do that for each other. And the results are more than powerful.
George Strait Helps Miranda Lambert
Affectionately known as King George thanks to his 60 No. 1 hits spanning three decades, George Strait definitely knows how to help a friend.
To give this story more context, there is something you need to know about Strait. He is a devoted husband and father. And like most fathers, he cherishes his children. But more than that, he ardently knows not to take relationships for granted. This is because he lost his daughter in a tragic car accident when she was just 13.
So it is no wonder that the focus of this event is him mending another father-daughter relationship.
Before he was semiretired, George Strait was still touring regularly. And back in 2006, Miranda Lambert was on tour with him. During that tour, she decided to get a rather large reverse tattoo on her forearm (of wings and a gun). Her father was less than pleased. So angry was he that he stopped speaking to her.
When George Strait caught wind of the episode, he decided to step in and help get the relationship back on track. And he did it in the most delightful way. He ordered almost one hundred temporary tattoos–the kind you press on. When they went to take group photo at the end of the tour, he had all the crew members put them on. A complete surprise to Lambert, it was hilarious.
In fact, the prank was so good that Miranda Lambert’s dad had to laugh. He even put on one of the tats.
“It sort of like broke the ice between me and my dad and he talked to me again and wasn’t mad anymore, so I like to say that George Strait helped mend my dad and my relationship over the tattoo incident,” Lambert said.