However, she had to take a second break to compose herself, at which point, the crowd sang several lines on their own.
“First show back in over a year,” she wrote over the video. “I missed yall so much.”
“No matter what I’ve ever done in my career and what I’m still gonna do, somehow I still feel most at home on a barstool under a neon sign,” Lambert said at the Thursday night concert, per Entertainment Tonight. “I walked in here and I took a little tour around, and I just felt so at home.”
She added: “I remembered why I do this and why I missed y’all’s faces so damn much.”
The country music icon – who holds the most ever ACM nominations with a whopping 68 to her name – showed off three different outfits as she was quite busy during country music’s biggest night.
Miranda Lambert cried on stage while performing live for the first time in over a year. (Reuters)
Lambert came out the gate ready to slay and set the stage ablaze as she walked the carpet and opened the show with Elle King – the duo coordinating in all-black ensembles bedazzled in pink and teal rhinestones during their performance of “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”.
For her final look, the wife of Brendan McLoughlin took the stage in an all-denim getup complete with a pair of vintage modern flare jeans by Lee, white boots and a white rancher hat. She accented the look with turquoise-colored jewelry and belt buckle.
Fox News’ Julius Young contributed to this report
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