Miranda Lambert took the stage for a second time during Sunday’s ACM Awards show, and we’re not mad about it. Lambert, the most awarded artist in ACM history, joined with Elle King to kick off the night’s festivities with a rousing performance of their duet “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).”
Later in the night, Lambert took the stage again alongside Jack Ingram and Jon Randall for a performance of their newly released collaboration, “In His Arms.” The trio have been long-time collaborators, having won a Grammy award in 2018 for their co-written son, “Tin Man.”
In early March, Lambert announced that she had joined with Ingram and Randall for an album unlike anything she’s ever recorded before. “The Marfa Tapes” is expected to be released on May 7, 2021, and was recorded in a way that makes the listener feel as if they are in Miranda’s home in Marfa, Texas.
“Recorded in Marfa, TX. They’re raw. You can hear the wind blowing, the cows mooing,” Lambert wrote on Instagram. “We wanted you to feel like you were right there with us, sitting around the campfire, escaping the world, disappearing into the music.”
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“In His Arms” is just one of the songs the trio released prior to the albums release, and was the result of one of Lambert’s favorite writing sessions with the men.
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“Writing with Jack and John in Marfa is just this – it’s almost like surreal place, like it’s not real. The world melts away….The sun was going down and the wind was blowing and there were cows mooing in the background and we were just talking about, you know, men and how laugh and love turn out. And ‘In His Arms’ just kind of fell out of the sky,” Lambert said in a press release.
Watch Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall perform “In His Arms” live at the ACM Awards in the video below.