I wanted to take a second to remember one of the best performances in ACM’s history, Miranda’s acoustic rendition of her heartbreaking anthem “Tin Man” in 2017.
“Tin Man” was on her 2016 album The Weight of These Wings, and was written alongside Jon Randall and Jack Ingram, her ‘Marfa Tapes’ collaborators and long-time co-writers.
It only reached #15 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart that year, which is a shame because it’s such an amazing song that’s supremely underrated.
Her performance of it at the ACM’s a few years back is so good, you can almost hear a pin-drop during the entire song because the audience is so captivated. I mean, the look on Ronnie Dunn’s face in the middle of it says it all.
And according to her, the solo performance was pretty nerve-racking at the time. In a 2017 report from The Tennessean, Miranda made the last minute decision to sing “Tin Man” solo, a decision she called “terrifying.”
But, it paid off…
It takes a lot of guts to get up on a stage and bare your soul to the world, especially in front of your pretty talented peers, and she absolutely killed it.