Caylee Hammack ‘Panicked’ the First Time She Met Tour Boss Miranda Lambert
The first time Caylee Hammack met Miranda Lambert, she'd already solidified plans to join the country superstar's Fall 2019 Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour. Still, she was so nervous to finally meet Lambert in person that she wasn't sure if she'd even be able to say "Hello."
"I sat there for a moment panicking, wondering, 'Do I talk to her or do I not?'" Hammack says. "Finally, I introduced myself. She was so very sweet. It was like a little girl's dream."
Long before she became Lambert's tourmate and fellow country artist, Hammack was a fan. "I remember growing up, listening to "Kerosene" when I first started singing. All I wanted was to be like her," the rising artist explains.
"She was strong. She was independent. She was a woman breaking through the market," Hammack says of Lambert. "Being able to go on tour with someone I looked up to, it's unreal."
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Music aside, Hammack and Lambert have one major thing in common: their mutual love of animals. Lambert's animal-focused charity, MuttNation, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019.
"And I realized -- I wanted a farm, but [I realized] I want to have all the little animals that have disabilities and can't find a home," Hammack goes on to say. "One of my friends said, 'That's more like a petting zoo.' Well, I want a petting zoo. Just for me."
In both music and life, Hammack shares a kinship with Lambert that she hopes to further white the two are on tour. "I hope that we're spirit sisters," she adds.
The newest iteration of Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour will kick off on Sept. 13.
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