Miranda Lambert had an emotional night as she tried hard not to cry while delivering a “Scars” performance during an unplug concert held in Nashville on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
The country singer serenaded the crowd present at Nashville's City Winery, along with her friends and other musicians such as Nicolle Galyon, Ashley Monroe and Shane McAnally, E!News reported. It was before performing “Scars,” which was a track composed by Lambert’s guitarist Scotty Wray, that the singer opened up about the challenges and personal hardships she faced in 2015. Lambert also told the audience that she wasn’t sure if she can perform “Scars” without crying.
"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,” she said during the Nashville concert. "We both went through a really sh---- 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 until now."
She did manage to deliver a beautiful and an emotional rendition of the song, according to Entertainment Tonight. Lambert also shared during the concert that Wray had always wanted to hear her to sing “Scars.” “'Well, I wasn't ever damaged enough to sing a song called 'Scars.' It's something you have to sell and really feel and really live and go through s--- to execute a song like that,” Lambert explained.
After the Nashville concert, Lambert took to Instagram to thank her fans for a “magical night.” She also complimented the artists who joined her on stage during the unplug concert and shared that she considers herself “blessed” to have them as her friends. Lambert even made mention of her “Scars” performance in her Instagram post.
“Last night I got to sing it on my own for the first time,” she wrote. “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.”