The idea to recognize local first responders on her tour came after seeing her husband, Brendan McLoughlin recognized himself. "I was really inspired by Kelly Ford, who honors a first responder every Friday on her show," Lambert said in a statement, adding, "and last November I got to nominate my husband Brendan."
McLoughlin shared the mantra he lives, encouraging others to follow suit, in a recent interview. "I make it a point every time we go to a different city- see a cop, 'thank you,'" McLoughlin said. "Military vet, 'Thank you.' I feel like everyone should do that."
Lambert took her husband's words to heart and decided to do what she can to show her appreciation. "I wanted to be able to spread that to every city we're visiting on the Wildcard Tour and say thank you to the brave men and women who keep those places safe."
Radio listeners in each city she visits will have the opportunity to nominate a first responder. The chosen honoree will receive a pair of tickets and meet-and-greet passes. The "Wildcard Tour" begins on Thursday, January 16 in Tupelo, Mississippi and has stops running through the end of February.
"The essence of a wildcard is always having something up your sleeve, in whatever capacity that means to you," Lambert says. "Which is why I'm excited to kick off this tour with an incredible group of talented artists. We're going to have a blast!"
Joining her on the road is the Texas country singer, Cody Johnson and Lanco. For a few select stops, the Randy Rogers Band and Parker McCollum will also join Lambert. Tickets for the tour are available now.
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