Miranda Lambert’s Voice Soars on 2013 CMT Music Awards

"Mama's Broken Heart" Shows Why Country Fans Love Her

Miranda Lambert started her Wednesday night (June 5) on a strong note at the 2013 CMT Music Awards with a performance of “Mama’s Broken Heart” and a win in the CMT performance video of the year category for “Over You,” recorded live at the 2012 CMT Artists of the Year special.

Of course, in recent years, Lambert has enjoyed a lengthy series of career highlights with wins at numerous award shows, not to mention hit records and major tours. The Texas native never lacked confidence onstage, but as evidenced by her CMT Music Awards performance, Lambert has evolved into an even more natural performer as she commanded the stage. She also looked stunning, walking around the stage in a short black dress and ankle boots.

With its exotic rhythms and minor key, “Mama’s Broken Heart” isn’t the typical country song. Written by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and “Merry Go ‘Round” , Lambert has said she wishes she had written the song herself. The fourth single from her Four the Record album, it was released as a single in January.

“Mama’s Broken Heart” is also up for video of the year and female video at the 2013 CMT Music Awards. As part of her band, the Pistol Annies, Lambert is also nominated in the group video category for “Takin’ Pills.”

That’s not all of her current nominations, though. Lambert’s “Fastest Girl in Town” is also nominated for best interactive music video at the upcoming O Music Awards.