Watch Miranda Lambert’s Captivating Acoustic Performance of “Tin Man” From “Austin City Limits”

Miranda Lambert made her third appearance on Austin City Limits in an episode that aired on Nov. 3. The Texas songbird treated fans in attendance and viewers at home to a 13-song set, including “Kerosene,” “Vice,” “We Should Be Friends” and more.

The highlight of the show was Miranda’s stripped-down solo performance of “Tin Man,” which is nominated for Song of the Year at the CMA Awards. Before beginning the acoustic rendition, Miranda credited her co-writers on the song—Jack Ingram and Jon Randall—with helping her create something special.

“I wrote this song with two of my best friends that are from Texas as well, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall,” said Miranda. “I think we all needed to write this song. At the time that we wrote it, we all sort of took equal parts in each other’s pain and put it down on paper and on a record, so I recorded it but I wanted to do it by myself [tonight] because I feel like that’s where it starts—with a song and a guitar and a person and a girl and some emotions, so I’m going to leave it there tonight.”

Watch Miranda’s performance of “Tin Man” below.


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