Miranda Lambert at the 52nd annual ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert at the 52nd annual ACM Awards

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In one of the night's most riveting moments, Miranda Lambert stripped down her song "Tin Man," a plea to the character known in cultural history in "The Wizard of Oz." She laments "you shouldn't spend your whole life wishing for something bound to fall apart." The singer-songwriter stood on the T-Mobile Arena stage with only her guitar in hand, allowing herself to become quite vulnerable and raw in the glossy spotlight of Las Vegas.

The stripped back performance was a stark departure from most other performances in the night. Lambert poured her heart and soul onto the stage, as she surmises how to pick up the broken pieces of her heart. The deep cut (which may or may not be her next radio single) kicks off the second half of Lambert's mighty and emotional double-album, The Weight of These Wings. She later advises on the chorus: "if you ever felt one breaking, you'd never want a heart."

Heading into this year's ACM Awards, Lambert was one of the leading nominees--having collected nods for Album of the Year, Music Video/Song/Single Record of the Year (for the gritty "Vice" track) and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Check out the winners list right here.

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Watch her performance below: