Norwich veteran to meet Miranda Lambert after holding up sign at Hartford concert

Norwich veteran Jeff Tudisca is going to meet Miranda Lambert this weekend. (WFSB)

After bringing a country star to tears while she performed in Hartford, a Connecticut veteran is getting a chance to meet her this weekend.

Norwich veteran Jeff Tudisca attended Miranda Lambert concert when she came to Hartford’s XFINITY Theatre last week.

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.

After the show, Tudisca was unable to meet Lambert.

Broadway and Cory Meyers from Broadway's Electric Barnyard on Country 92.5 FM heard about the sign and the Army veteran called into their radio show.

On Wednesday morning, Cory told Tudisca the good news that he will be backstage at her concert at Foxboro on Friday night.

Stay with Eyewitness News on air and online for updates.

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