Miranda Lambert Performs Fiery ‘Keeper of the Flame’ at 53rd ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert surpassed Brooks & Dunn’s previous record as the country artist with the most ACM Awards during Sunday evening’s 53rd ACM Awards and her performance of new single “Keeper of the Flame” showcased the country singer’s unyielding confidence.

Dressed in a two-piece black suit with highlights of red stitching emblazoned on the sleeves, the singer delivered a fiery rendition of “Keeper of the Flame,” which she penned with Natalie Hemby and Liz Rose. Backed by her band, which includes Gwen Sebastian, Lambert’s vulnerable vocals and lyrics were at the forefront of the memorable ballad.

Fittingly, as she sang the song, flames were displayed on the backdrop behind her. Strumming her acoustic guitar signed by Loretta Lynn, Lambert no doubt made the country legend proud.

Lambert won Song of the Year earlier Sunday night for her single “Tin Man,” which she co-wrote with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.

“Thank you guys so much for sharing my broken heart with me. My good friends, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall. Y’all say something, please,” Lambert gushed over her fellow co-writers and fans.