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Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby + Luke Dick Perform 'Bluebird' at 2020 ACM Awards

Three of country music's best songwriters sang the hit song "Bluebird" at Nashville's beloved listening room The Bluebird Cafe during CBS' broadcast of the 2020 ACM Awards.

Singer Miranda Lambert was joined by co-writer and Highwomen member Natalie Hemby and her second collaborator, guitarist Luke Dick, for a harmonious rendition of one of the best songs off Lambert's 2019 album Wildcard.

"Bluebird" was inspired by the Charles Bukowski poem of the same name, which begins "there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out."

The song was the fourth release from Wildcard. Lambert previously released "It All Comes Out in the Wash," "Locomotive" and "Mess With My Head" before the Jay Joyce-produced album's Nov. 1, 2019 release.

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Wildcard was Lambert's first release since 2016's The Weight of These Wings, which featured the ACM's 2018 Country Song of the Year, "Tin Man."

"Bluebird" got designated as a single on Dec. 9, 2019. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart dated Aug. 1, 2020, making it Lambert's first solo chart-topper since "Over You" in May 2012.

'Bluebird' Lyrics:

Yeah, I'm a turner
I turn pages all the time
Don't like where I'm at
34 was bad, so I just turned to 35
Yeah, I'm a keeper
I keep diggin' down for the deep
Like the records I'm playin'
They might keep you waitin'
But you know I'm gonna play 'em for keeps

And if the house just keeps on winning
I get a wildcard up my sleeve
And if love keeps giving me lemons
I just mix 'em in my drink
And if the whole wild world stops singing
And all the stars go dark
I turn the light on in my soul
And keep a bluebird in my heart

I'm a giver
Yeah and I'm still givin 'em hell
Forgiving's pretty hard
So I made an art out of forgetting 'em well
Yeah, I'm a rhymer
I can turn twenty cents into a 10
If I get confused and I start to lose
I rhyme the dime till it all makes sense

And if the house just keeps on winning
I get a wildcard up my sleeve
And if love keeps giving me lemons
I just mix 'em in my drink
And if the whole wild world stops singing
And all the stars go dark
I turn the light on in my soul
And keep a bluebird in my heart

And if the house just keeps on winning
I get a wildcard up my sleeve
And if love starts giving me lemons
I just mix 'em in my drink
And if the whole wild world stops singing
And all the stars go dark
I'll keep the light on in my soul
And keep a bluebird in my heart

Keep a bluebird in my heart
And the bluebird sings

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Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby + Luke Dick Perform 'Bluebird' at 2020 ACM Awards