Miranda Lambert attended a performance at Nashville’s City Winery earlier this week with friends Ashley Monroe, Shane McAnally, and Nicolle Galyon, and during the appearance, the 32-year-old country singer opened up about her rough 2015.
According to a January 21 report by E! News, Miranda Lambert spoke to the crowd about her difficult year, which included a divorce from Blake Shelton, the very public debut of his new relationship with Gwen Stefani, and how songwriting helped her through her darkest moments.
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— Daily Celeb News (@DailyCelebNews) January 13, 2016
Before beginning a new song, “Scars,” which was a track written by her guitarist and longtime friend Scotty Wray, Miranda Lambert revealed just how close to home the song hit and credited Wray for standing by her throughout the last year.
“So this song, I don’t know if I can do it without crying,” Miranda Lambert told the crowd. “Scotty Wray has been with me since I was 17. For a long time, he was my band. We have been through everything together, good and bad. We both went through a really sh—y 2015 and we have the tattoos to prove it. He wrote a song a long time ago called ‘Scars’… I never felt like I could sing it until now.”
In July 2015, after months of rumors, Shelton filed for divorce after four years of marriage with Miranda Lambert. Just months later, he debuted his new relationship with Stefani, whom he’s starred with for years on NBC’s The Voice. In addition to the heartbreak of her split, Miranda Lambert was also forced to deal with the constant attention, photos and rumors regarding her ex-husband’s new relationship.
On January 21, Miranda Lambert took to Instagram, where she shared a very special message with her fans about the recent performance.
“Last night was magical. I feel so blessed to call these incredibly talented people my friends. They inspire me every day. And Scotty Wray who has been by my side with a guitar in his hands for 15 years now. I’ve been singing his song ‘Scars’ with him all those years. And last night I got to sing it on my own for the first time. It meant a lot to both of us. Sometimes you have to live it to sing it. Especially a song like that. Thanks to everyone who came to share it with us.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) January 13, 2016
Following Miranda Lambert’s heartache, the musician found a connection with Anderson East, an R&B singer from Alabama, and while it is unclear how serious the couple is just months into their romance, it’s great to see Miranda Lambert happy again.
Just days after Us Weekly revealed details of her romance, Miranda Lambert and East confirmed their relationship with cuddly photos on Instagram. However, while her ex-husband and his new girlfriend have been extremely public with their feelings towards one another, sharing flirtations on The Voice, and being spotted around Los Angeles regularly, Miranda Lambert and East have not yet been caught by paparazzi and have only mentioned one another on social media a few times.
Aside from Miranda Lambert’s personal life, the country singer also has a lot going on professionally. In addition to taking part in a country music festival starting in March and taking her around the globe, Miranda Lambert has just announced her “Keeper of the Flame Tour,” which includes a few other acts, including Kip Moore and Brothers Osbourne.
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