According to The Tennessean, Lambert had a change of heart when it came to the song she wanted to perform at the awards ceremony. In a last minute decision, she decided to push herself and switched her song choice to “Tin Man,” a track for her latest album, The Weight of These Wings.
While the song was never released as a single, and therefore may not be recognized by many viewers at home, the song is personal to her and she felt truly connected to it.
Inspired by her favorite Kenny Chesney song of the same name, Lambert wrote the song with songwriters Jon Randall and Jack Ingram back in the summer of 2015. On the experience of creating the song, she said:
“This song sort of wrote itself. I was a little worried at first about writing another song like that but I told Kenny … I felt the same emotion I feel when I hear that song. I was feeling it myself and the other two co-writers were feeling it as well. It comes from the same place and I guess it inspired it.”
For her actual performance at the awards show, Miranda Lambert will only be accompanied by her acoustic guitar. While she’s admitted to being terrified to perform at such a huge event with just her guitar, we know she’ll do an amazing job.
Make sure you catch the 2017 ACM Awards tonight at 7 PM!