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Earlier this year, Miranda Lambert‘s “Bluebird” became a #1 song. Lambert celebrated the accomplishment through a post on social media, writing:
“2020 hasn’t offered a whole lot to celebrate, especially for musicians. But I am celebrating this week. I’m celebrating happiness and the feeling of artistic freedom in a time where we all feel a little caged. I’m celebrating country music and all the joy it has brought to my life.”
She ended her note with a reference to the lyrics of “Bluebird.”
“Turns out we did have a wildcard up our sleeve,” she said.
This year has certainly been a challenging one for country artists such as Lambert, as almost all live performances have been brought to a halt. The current circumstances even resulted in the postponement of the 2020 ACM Awards, which were originally scheduled to take place in April in Las Vegas.
Holding true to the old saying “the show must go on,” the ACM rescheduled its annual awards ceremony for September 16. Instead of being held in Las Vegas, the show took place in Nashville for the first time in its history.
Artists sang from three famous Nashville venues: The Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. Fittingly, Lambert contributed to the program by delivering a performance of “Bluebird” from the Bluebird.
Lambert gushed about the performance in the lead-up to the awards ceremony. “I feel most at home when I’m writing songs and I’m excited to bring a piece of Nashville to you for the @acmawards this year,” she wrote on social media.
Lambert was not alone for her ACM Awards performance. She was joined by her “Bluebird” co-writers Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby.
In the social media post she made back in July about “Bluebird” and its ascent to #1, Lambert said of her co-writers:
“And thank you to @lukedick for allowing me to write this beautifl [sic] idea with you and to @nataliehemby (my Dean Dillon ) for bringing it home.”
Now, watch Lambert, Dick, and Hemby bring it home by delivering a new performance of “Bluebird” for the 2020 ACM Awards. Look below to catch a video of their collaboration.