Miranda Lambert shared songs from opposite ends of the musical spectrum during the 2021 ACM Awards on Sunday night (April 18) in Nashville. After opening the broadcast with a raucous duet with Elle King, she stripped her music down to a bare minimum for a joint performance with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall, singing "In His Arms."

Donning an all-denim outfit and a cowboy hat that looked awfully comfortable on the Texan's head, Lambert looked in her element as she sang the touching song with Ingram and Randall by her socially distanced side. The subdued stage setup, which simply featured the talented trio sitting on their respective stools with their guitars on their laps, allowed the song and the magic of the harmonies shine.

Lambert, Ingram and Randall are old friends, and they have made frequent songwriting trips to the small town of Marfa, Texas, over the years, where they have written and recorded a long string of songs, While some of those songs have seen the light on Lambert's albums over the years, a number of them have gone unrecorded other than the original acoustic demos recorded in Marfa. The trio have collected those raw tracks into an album titled The Marfa Tapes, which is set for release on May 7.

"In His Arms" is one of the songs from that project. In an interview with Taste of Country on Saturday evening (April 17) prior to the ACMs, Lambert said the project might have gone unreleased in a normal year, crediting the pandemic for giving the unreleased songs the chance to see the light of day.

"I don't think I would have gotten to do that if there wasn't a break in the normal sequence of things," she said. "Sometimes you write a bunch of songs that just disappear into this abyss of work tapes and demo land or whatever. And I think this year, people are ready to hear different types of versions of songs from artists they may already follow, or not. But I think last year gave me the freedom to do that."

Lambert opened the 2021 ACM Awards by performing "Drunk (and I Don't Wanna Go Home)" alongside Elle King. She is nominated five times in the ACMs, which air live on CBS and stream live on Paramount+. Sign up for the streaming service here.

2021 ACM Awards Show Photos:

The 2021 ACM Awards took place in Nashville on Sunday night (April 18). Luke Bryan was crowned Entertainer of the Year, while Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris were named Male and Female Artist of the Year, respectively.

The three-hour show was also packed with performances from Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Little Big Town and many more. Artists were at the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe, as well as on Lower Broadway, at the Station Inn and along the Nashville riverfront.

Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton co-hosted the show.

See Pictures From the 2021 ACM Awards Red Carpet:

The best dressed on the 2021 ACM Awards red carpet brought color — lots of color — for an awards show that promises to be a celebration. Photos show stars like Carly Pearce, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Young, Kane Brown and more wearing the hottest and often most expensive designer outfits, or suits they designed themselves, in the case of Jimmie Allen.

Check out a full gallery of country music's hottest stars on the ACM Awards red carpet. Who do you think is best dressed and worst dressed?

The 2021 ACM Awards took place at the Bluebird Cafe, Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sunday (April 18).

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