Miranda Lambert Soars With ‘Bluebird’ Songwriters on ACM Awards

'Bluebird' at the Bluebird - so fitting!

Written by Cillea Houghton
Miranda Lambert Soars With ‘Bluebird’ Songwriters on ACM Awards
Miranda Lambert and songwriters Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby performing on the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, hosted by Keith Urban and broadcasting Wednesday, Sept. 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access. Photo Credit: Jon Morgan/CBS

Miranda Lambert soared into the Bluebird Café at the 2020 ACM Awards with her heartfelt hit “Bluebird.”

Joined by her co-writers Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick, Lambert shared they were going to perform the song in a way that honored how it was originally written. Making good on that promise, the trio made viewers feel as if we were in the writing room with them, as they delivered a subtle acoustic performance of the song that finds Lambert seeing the silver lining in every dark cloud. Spaced six feet apart on the intimate stage, Dick and Hemby offered soft backing harmonies as Lambert’s sweet voice captured the gentleness of the song, offering a pure and pristine performance.

“Bluebird” topped the country charts in summer 2020, marking Lambert’s first No. 1 in six years.

After performance’s end, host Keith Urban offered a virtual greeting to Lambert from the Grand Ole Opry, informing fans that Lambert was awarded Vocal Event of the Year before the show for “Fooled Around and Fell in Love,” her all-star collaborative song featuring Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Elle King and Caylee Hammack. This makes for Lambert’s 35th ACM Award, continuing her reign as the most winning artist in the show’s history.  

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Keith Urban, are live from Nashville tonight (9/16) on CBS at 8/7c.

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