Miranda Lambert Shares ‘Ethereal’ Plans for GRAMMYs Performance

We are so excited for this performance!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Miranda Lambert Shares ‘Ethereal’ Plans for GRAMMYs Performance
Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy RCA Nashville/Vanner Records

Miranda Lambert will perform on the 2021 GRAMMYs this Sunday (3/14). The Texas native will perform her No.1 hit “Bluebird” from her album Wildcard. The opportunity to perform the hopeful track is an exciting one for Lambert, who hasn’t much opportunity to perform the song live below now.

“I’m performing ‘Bluebird’ and I haven’t got to sing this song really at all because it was a single right at the beginning of 2020, so you know, the band and I got together and rehearsed it here on Monday and just made sure… we hadn’t played it much. I’m just excited to sing it,” she teased in an interview with CBS ahead of the show. During that chat, Lambert also painted a picture of what her performance set will look like.

Miranda Lambert rehearsing for THE 63rd ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS, broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 14, 2021 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network and Paramount+. Photo: Francis Specker/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“The set is beautiful. It’s very ethereal,” she shared. “There’s like this peaceful vibe and it’s got a lot of flowers, so I’m excited about it.”

“Bluebird” was the second single off Wildcard and was co-written by Lambert with Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick. They wrote the track long before 2020 went off the rails following the coronavirus pandemic, never anticipating what was to follow.

“I think ‘Bluebird,’ it was a hopeful song to begin with. I mean, we wrote it way before we knew about what we were about to walk into. Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby and myself just wrote this song with a little bit of a hopeful message,” she recalled. “We leaned on it just as much as everybody else for 2020 especially. It was like a little bright spot for us. We could never have predicted the content of this song and when it would come out and how that would all fall into place, but I think just hearing from fans on social media and stuff, I think it just resonated with people, so we’re happy.”

Though she’s excited to take the stage for her live performance, Lambert is also looking forward to the show itself.

“The GRAMMYs is a night to celebrate all kinds of art. It’s where all different musicians from all genres come together and we celebrate what we do and show respect to each other. I definitely know, I speak for all of us probably when I say we really miss the fans, this year especially. But, at least we can bring the music to their homes and that’s better than nothing.

“I think the energy is going to be so big, especially from the host, but everybody else,” she continued. “I just think we’re not here in person, we can’t see each other, but I know with my performance, I get to see Mickey [Guyton] and Maren Morris, so I’m just like ‘live music! I get to play and see some at the same time.’ This is gonna be awesome!”

The 2021 GRAMMYs, hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, air live on Sunday, March 14 at 8/7c on CBS.