Miranda Lambert stunned the 52nd ACM Awards crowd on Sunday night, April 2nd, with a stripped down performance of her powerful ballad “Tin Man,” looking and sounding like the definition of tasteful country.
Standing alone on the immense ACM stage with only an acoustic guitar, “Tin Man” was a live touch of romantic torment, warning the well-known Wizard of Oz character just how bad a break up can be.
“Take it from me darling,” Lambert sang. “You don’t want a heart.”
Although not released as a single, “Tin Man” has fast become a fan favorite, accounting for more than 2.4 million streams on Spotify and even finding its way onto Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, which monitors a mixture of digital sales, streams and radio play.
Lambert went into the ACM evening with six nominations, including an Album of the Year nod for The Weight of These Wings, which she won. She’s currently out on her Highway Vagabond Tour, with an upcoming appearance in Nashville at the Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard tribute on April 6th.