Not above a cheap pop she totally didn't need to get the crowd in her corner, Miranda Lambert sweet-talked an NRG Stadium crowd of more than 60,000 fans for almost an hour Thursday night. But when you're able to convince that many people to sing along to a Dixie Chicks tune that has been banished from the airwaves for more than a decade, you're really onto something.
That's why she can get away with cheesy stuff like the video bit that introduced "Famous In a Small Town," where fans on-site told the camera what made them celebrities back home. Or "All Kinds of Kinds" which featured a selfie montage on the overhead video screens throughout the song, ending with one of Lambert captioned "Houston Kind." Making her fourth RodeoHouston appearance, the 31-year-old East Texas native was a charmer all the way through, from the spirited opening one-two punch of rockers "Fastest Girl In Town" and "Kerosene" to equally fiery closing volley of "Gunpowder & Lead."