Country artist Cam surprised fans late Tuesday night when she hit up New York City’s gay cowboy bar Flaming Saddles — and PEOPLE was there!
Within minutes of walking into the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood hotspot, a staffer recognized the Grammy-nominated star, invited her to hop on the bar and gave her a microphone before she performed her anthemic (and wildly underplayed!) single “Diane” while dancing on the bar alongside two barmen.
@camcountry surprised fans with a performance of “Diane” at @FlamingSaddles last night! pic.twitter.com/e1C4LRLc8G
— Jeff Nelson (@nelson_jeff) May 9, 2018
Patrons clapped and enthusiastically sang along to the “Jolene”-inspired track, which along with Cam’s other song “Runaway Train” is on constant rotation at the Western-themed establishment, where denim-clad bartenders perform choreographed dances to country hits on the bar
“Best night of my life,” she captioned a video that she shared on her Instagram Story.
After her impromptu performance, Cam, 33, posed for photos with Flaming Saddles bartenders and mingled with the crowd.
“Dancing on a bar with gay cowboys to Diane. I felt like the Cinderella of Flaming Saddles,” Cam later captioned an Instagram post Wednesday morning.
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The surprise singalong served as an encore, as earlier in the evening the California native performed at the Brooklyn stop of her intimate Listening Room Tour.
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Cam rose to fame in 2015 with her breakout hit “Burning House,” which appeared on her debut album Untamed and earned her a Best Country Solo Performance Grammy nomination. The singer released the infidelity-fueled “Diane” in October, and PEOPLE premiered the ’70s-tinged music video for the single in February.
In addition to preparing her sophomore album — expected later this year — Cam has collaborated across genres, cowriting the song “Palace” on Sam Smith’s The Thrill of It All.