Miranda Lambert took the stage at Nashville’s City Winery this week, alongside some of her friends including Ashley Monroe, Shane McAnally, and Nicolle Galyon.
In addition to sharing music, Lambert shared some thoughts on the difficult year she’s had, including her divorce from Blake Shelton. She added how blessed she felt to have such wonderful friends, who helped her through her darkest days.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) January 22, 2016
Before performing a song written by her guitarist Scott Wray, Miranda Lambert became emotional.
“So this song, I don’t know if I can do it without crying,” she told the crowd. “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—y 2015 and we have the tattoos to prove it,” Miranda Lambert added. “He wrote a song a long time ago called ‘Scars.’ I never felt like I could sing it until now.”
— People Magazine (@people) January 21, 2016
Following the show, Miranda Lambert took to social media to thank those who took the stage with her.
“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 #inspiration,” she captioned her Instagram post.
Despite the “shi**y” year Miranda Lambert had, she seems to have landed on top. She has a new man in her life–Anderson East–and is still surrounded by her dear friends.
Best of all, Miranda Lambert is still making music.