By Amanda Wicks
Miranda Lambert had quite the time last week. A 6-year old fan proposed to her, she introduced her boyfriend Anderson East to the crowd during the Bangor, Maine, stop on her tour and she was moved to tears when she read the sign soldier Jeff Tudisca made for her show in Hartford, Connecticut.
Now, Tudisca is going to get the opportunity to meet Lambert (via The Boot). He’ll attend her show in Foxborough, Massachusetts, tomorrow (August 26), when he’ll get the chance to greet her in person. But for someone who managed to stop Lambert mid-song with his words, Tudisca has no idea what he’s going to say to her. “The only thing I ever wanted to say to her, I said the other night, so now I gotta figure out something else!” he admitted when he appeared on Broadway’s Electric Barnyard.
On August 19, Tudisca held up a sign at her Connecticut show that read, “3 combat tours … [Your] voice was the last thing I listened to EVERY NIGHT! THANK YOU!!!” When Lambert saw the sign, she stopped singing “The House That Built Me,” stepped away from her mic and walked over to get it. When she returned, she wasn’t able to find her voice because she was so struck by the sign. Tudisca never expected that response. “I didn’t mean to do that to her,” he said. “I just wanted maybe a wink or a wave.”
In getting to meet the woman who sang him to sleep every night, Tudisca says it’s “a dream come true.”