Miranda Lambert gets emotional singing in concert after 'really, really sh**ty year'
"Oh, god! I hope I don't cry when I sing it!"
Miranda Lambert took her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars: Unplugged tour to Nashville on Wednesday and performed longtime collaborator Scotty Wray's song, "Scars," for the first time.
"We both had like, a really, really sh**ty year in 2015 and we have tattoos to prove it," the singer told the crowd at City Winery. "We're moving forward."
Lambert went on to explain that Wray has always wanted to hear her sing it. "I said, 'Well, I wasn't ever damaged enough to sing a song called 'Scars,'" she explained. "It's something you have to sell and really feel and really live and go through s**t to execute a song like that."
In the end, she executed it beautifully:
The 32-year-old Grammy winner's "sh**ty" year included her divorce from ex-husband Blake Shelton -- and his subsequent high-profile relationship with his fellow The Voice coach, Gwen Stefani -- and ended with her causing controversy with PETA.
Now, Lambert says her life is "magical."
"I feel so blessed to call these incredibly talented people my friends. They inspire me every day," she wrote on Instagram. "I've been singing [Wray's] song 'Scars' with him all those years. And last night I got to sing it on my own for the first time. It meant a lot to both of us. Sometimes you have to live it to sing it. Especially a song like that. Thanks to everyone who came to share it with us."
It wasn't all bad news in 2015. The country singer also met new boyfriend Anderson East.