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Was This Lyric Change in Miranda Lambert's ACM Performance a Reference to Blake Shelton?

Miranda Lambert performs a medley at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Miranda Lambert, the most rewarded artist in Academy of Country Music awards history, took the stage at the 2019 ACM awards with a show-stopping medley of her hits, which spanned her incredible 14-year career. Lambert had already wowed the crowd with her powerhouse songs like "Kerosene" and "White Liar" when a lyrical change to her 2014 hit "Little Red Wagon" turned heads.

The song, penned and originally recorded by Audra Mae, includes the lyric "Oh, you only love me for my big sun glasses and my Tony Lomas/ I live in Oklahoma." But during her performance, Lambert changed the line to "I got the hell out of Oklahoma." The change didn't go unnoticed and had even the least gossipy folks praying for the camera to cut to Lambert's ex-husband Blake Shelton, who was in attendance with girlfriend Gwen Stefani. (Lambert was married to Shelton, a native of Oklahoma, for four years before divorcing in 2015. She lived with him in the Sooner State during their marriage.)

One Twitter user captured a clip of the moment.

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To be fair, Lambert has been changing the lyric in live performances for months now. And Lambert really did relocate from Oklahoma following the split, so the country queen could just be staying true to her east Texas roots. Still, it marks the first time the singer has performed the song in its new form on a live television broadcast with her ex presumably in the building.

We're not sure if Lambert's updated version of the tune was intended to be a diss on Shelton, but we do know that she brought down the house with her talent at the 2019 ACMs and that's what really matters.

Earlier this year, Lambert announced that she married NYPD officer Brendon McLoughlin.

Lambert will launch her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour in September. Maren Morris, Elle King, Pistol Annies, Tenille Townes, Ashley McByrde and Caylee Hammack will join Lambert on the tour for select dates.

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Was This Lyric Change in Miranda Lambert's ACM Performance a Reference to Blake Shelton?