When Miranda Lambert broke down in tears while singing “The House That Built Me” at the “Healing in the Heartland” relief concert to raise help for those affected by the recent Moore, Okla. tornado, it’s hardly the first time the song made her emotional. The 2010 single was poignant in this instance because of how many people literally lost their homes during the natural disaster, but it also was hard for Lambert to sing through back in 2012 after she lost husband Blake Shelton‘s father.
In fact, there have been many recorded instances over the past year or so where both “The House That Built Me” and “Over You,” the song Lambert and Shelton wrote for Shelton’s brother, have brought her to tears. Here’s a brief look back at the many times Lambert has been emotionally overcome, and a reminder of why she’s so beloved in the country music industry, tears and all.
In January 2012 at the first concert after her father-in-law died:
In February 2012 after Lambert admits to the crowd “it’s okay to let music heal you”:
In April 2012 after a tornado touched down close to the venue she was at:
In November 2012 when she and Shelton won Song of the Year at the CMAs:
In April 2013 when she won Female Vocalist of the Year at the ACMAs:
In May 2013 at the “Healing in the Heartland” benefit concert: