Miranda Lambert: New Song, New Ink

She Reveals "Scars" at Nashville's City Winery

At Miranda Lambert’s intimate City Winery show on Wednesday (Jan. 20) night in Nashville, she admitted to the crowd that her 2015 wasn’t that great. And that she had the scars to prove it. And the perfect song to go along with it.

It’s called “Scars.”

Her guitarist Scotty Wray wrote it 16 years ago and Lambert said, “I have been in love with it for that long.

“Tonight I’m going to try and sing it,” she said. “I was never damaged enough to sing a song called ‘Scars.’ It’s something you have to sell and really feel — and go through shit, basically — to execute.”

The song is about the scars that serve as reminders of all you’ve gone though, with lyrics like, “Even if the world could look inside us, they might miss the bandage on our hearts.”

Before they performed the song, just the two of them, Lambert and Wray showed off the matching tattoos they got on their right arms to commemorate their rough 2015.

At Wednesday’s show, several allies on Lambert’s talent squad — Ashley Monroe, Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, Charles Kelley, Collin Raye, Maren Morris and Brent Cobb — took turns onstage, showing her that she might have had a bad year, but she has really good friends.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.