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Miranda Lambert delivers a steamy revenge message

Miranda Lambert lit up the stage when she performed at the 59th ACM Awards on Thursday night (May 16).

The powerhouse singer-songwriter returned to her home state for country music’s party of the year. The performance came a few weeks after Lambert released his fiery revenge anthem, “Wranglers,” to kick off a new chapter in his music. The single recalls some other hits in Lambert’s career. In particular, she reflected on the 2011 anthem “Mama’s Broken Heart,” 2014’s “Little Red Wagon,” her 2014 collaboration with Carrie Underwood“Somethin’ Bad” and 2005’s “Kerosene,” to name a few.

Lambert’s performance at the ACM Awards also comes shortly after she performed at the 2024 Stagecoach Festival in California, and surprised the crowd with Reba McEntire as a surprise guest. The duo teamed up to perform Lambert’s “Gunpowder and Lead,” McEntire’s “Fancy” and more. McEntire returned to host the ACM Awards for her 17th time — more than any other artist, according to the Academy of Country Music — and to perform the first new song from her upcoming album, “I Can’t.”

The 59th ACM Awards lineup also included Post Malone, Parker McCollum, Kelsea Ballerini And Noah Kahan; Nate Smith And Avril Lavigne; Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani, Jason Aldean (paying tribute to the late country star Toby Keith), Kane Brown, Jelly roll, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton And Lainey Wilson. Tuesday evening (May 14), Smith, Megan Moroney and sister duo Tigirlily Gold were revealed as the first winners. New Female Artist of the Year Moroney performed at the ACM Awards Red Carpet Show. Smith, the new male artist of the year, debuted a duet version of his heartbreak anthem with Lavigne, and sister duo Tigirlily Gold, winners in the New Duo or Group of the Year category, performed is produced for the first time on the ACM Awards stage. . Check out the list of winners updated live throughout the evening here.

The next chapter of Lambert’s music follows Palominothe 15-track project she released in April 2022. That album included Actin’ Up” – which includes the lyrics that inspired the name of Lambert’s Las Vegas residency, Velvet Rodeo – “Geraldene,” “Music City Queen” with The B-52‘s, a cover of Mick Jagger“Wandering Spirit,” “If I Was a Cowboy,” “Carousel” and more. The former ACM Entertainer of the Year and Triple Crown winner has also since released “Space in My Heart” with Enrique Iglesiashis live performance of “Carousel” from the 2023 ACM Awards, “If You Were Mine” with Bridges of Léonand more.