Last night, Miranda Lambert wowed the Jimmy Kimmel audience with her performance of her brand new single, “Vice.” The country queen just shipped the song to radio stations in mid-July.
From the moment Lambert kicks off the A Capella intro, it’s clear “Vice” is more than just another song. She and the band grinds through the track with a subdued passion and obvious reverence.
She’s pitch-perfect and her delivery makes you feel the words as much as hear them. It’s just another reason Lambert won the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Female Vocalist of the Year seven times in a row.
Miranda Lambert has been laying low since her split from Blake Shelton. Or, as she says in the song, “Somewhere where my reputation don’t precede me.” News of the new tune obviously got people talking.
Lambert wrote the tune with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. And it’s one of those songs that clearly means something to the artist. It’s not typical “radio single” bait, and it sure doesn’t mince words.
But that’s nothing new for Lambert, who built a career off consistently thoughtful songs. The Lindale, Texas native is the only female to win the Country Music Association’s “Album of the Year” category twice.