Norwich veteran meets Miranda Lambert after holding up sign at Hartford concert

Jeff Tudisca took at photo with country Miranda Lambert on Friday night. (Jeff Tudisca)

A Connecticut veteran was able to meet Miranda Lambert after holding up a sign at her concert earlier this month and bringing the country star to tears.

Norwich veteran Jeff Tudisca attended the recent Miranda Lambert concert at Hartford’s XFINITY Theatre.

Tudisca, who served in the United States Army, went to Afghanistan and Iraq twice. He said the only voice that would soothe him to sleep was Miranda Lambert’s.

For those three tours, it was just a one-way connection…her music and his peace. After seeing the country star on tour five times, he wanted to finally let her know what she meant to him.

So he brought a sign that stated "3 combat tours. Your voice was the last thing I listened to every night. Thank you."

Tudisca was able to make his way to the front of the stage at her concert. Before singing "The House That Built Me," they locked eyes...Lambert saw the sign.

Lambert couldn’t get through the song without wiping away tears. The country star was so emotional that the crowd had to help her finish the song.

However, Tudisca was unable to meet the country star at her show. Cory Myers with Country 92.5 FM and Broadway's Electric Barnyard worked with Lambert's people to setup a meeting this weekend.

On Friday, Tudisca and his wife met her at Gillette Stadium. Lambert talked with the veteran about the sign and the concert. By all accounts, it was an emotional meeting.

Tudisca also gave a shout out to Shawn St.Jean with for his help with the chance meeting.

Tudisca will be back on Country 92.5 FM on Monday morning to talk about his meeting with Lambert.

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