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Miranda Lambert is licking her wounds from a pretty difficult 2015.
During an unplugged performance in Nashville on Wednesday night, the blonde beauty took the stage at City Winery with her talented pals Ashley Monroe, Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, and her longtime guitarist Scotty Wray.
Explaining the casual writer-in-the-round set-up, Blake Shelton's ex told the packed house:
"So this is how we do it when we write together, though tonight is better hair, more make-up, fancier clothes and more expensive wine. A month or so ago I asked my friends, 'Do you want to play City Winery with me?' What they heard was wine, and they were excited it wasn't going to be box wine. But you know how it is some nights. You finish the good wine and then move to the box. You start expensive and when you run out of that, you go cheap. I'm not talking about husbands, I swear."
Each artist got an opportunity to perform one of their many hits. Before Miz Lambert's third turn, she announced to the crowd that she was going to be singing an emotional song called Scars for the first time — a song written by Wray that she never felt like she could connect with until now:
"So this song, I don't know if I can do it without crying. Scotty Wray has been with me since I was 17. For a long time he was my band. We have been through everything together, good and bad. We both went through a really sh*tty 2015 and we have the tattoos to prove it. He wrote a song a long time ago called 'Scars.' I never felt like I could sing it ’til now. I was never damaged enough to sing a song called Scars. It's something you have to sell and really feel — and go through shit, basically — to execute."
Of course, we're well aware of the Heart Like Mine singer's tough year dealing with her divorce and watching her longtime love move on with Gwen Stefani.
Now, though, she seems to be healing and moving on with her new beau Anderson East.
Grab your tissues, Perezcious readers, and watch Miranda sing her heart out (below)!
Of the performance, Miranda penned to Instagram:
Last night was magical. I feel so blessed to call these incredibly talented people my friends. They inspire me every day. And Scotty Wray who has been by my side with a guitar in his hands for 15 years now. I've been singing his 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. #roadsidebarsandpinkguitars #unplugged #friends #inspirationA photo posted by Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) on Jan 21, 2016 at 11:02am PST
We just love her!
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