Entertainment Miranda Lambert and Pregnant Elle King Kick Off 2021 ACM Awards with 'Drunk' Performance
Miranda Lambert Makes 3 Memorable Outfit Changes During the 2021 ACM Awards
From fringe and leather to denim-on-denim, the country superstar served up some stylish looks for her many appearances throughout the night RELATED: ACMs 2021: Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert Lead History-Making Nominations Her ACM Awards style streak follows her "sleek and sexy" Grammys look last month when she wowed on the red carpet in an embroidered silver Genny gown with a thigh-high slit and plunging neckline, which she teamed with Sophia Webster platforms, Fred Leighton and Kwiat jewelry and a Tyler Ellis clutch.
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On Sunday, the pair opened the awards show with a performance of their duet "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)," which.
Lambert, 37, and King, who is, wore matching pink and blue fringed jackets at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Afterfor the performance, Lambert told PEOPLE, "It was hard."
"I mean, honestly we had never sang it together live at all, and none of us have done shows in a really long time, so it's a weird feeling," she said.
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King, 31, added: "It's excitement, but also it's a hard song to sing."
"We did good," she said. "We nailed it. Applause? This feels nice. I think I like that. It's a good thing."
The longtime friends are happy to "have a lot fun together" again after the last year, and they believe they crafted the perfect song to make it happen.
"Even when we're nervous, and we've worked all day and we have hair and makeup and all the things that we're doing, when we get out there to sing together, we kind of come back to the root of it," Lambert said. "And it's fun to sing a song called 'Drunk' with a pregnant lady."
"You know, if I wasn't pregnant, I could be throwing up from drinking, but now it's different," King joked.
Black Bike Riders: ‘Central Park Karen’ Falsely Accused Us of ‘Beating’ Her
Alana Lambert and her friend Shekeria Thomas say they were eager to enjoy some sunny spring weather on Tuesday when they headed to New York City’s Central Park for a bike ride. But just as they were planning to head home after an hour-long ride, Lambert told The Daily Beast, her portable phone charger fell out of Thomas’ bag. Immediately, a woman picked it up and insisted the pair of Black women had to prove the charger was theirs, Lambert said. Thomas, 23, told The Daily Beast the woman “rushed to grab” the charger, and she was forced to ride after her. At first, she said, she “thought it was a joke.”“Things escalated quickly,” Lambert, a 22-year-old model, said on Friday.
"We just keep saying that I'm drinking for two," Lambert cracked.
Last year, the ladies were nominated in the music event of the year category for their cover of Elvin Bishop's 1976 hit "Fooled Around and Fell in Love."
This year, Lambert, who is the most-nominated female artist in ACM Awards history with 68, is up for female artist of the year as well as video of the year, single of the year and song of the year for "Bluebird."
Lambert, who is fresh off herwin at the Grammy Awards for Wildcard, will team up with The Marfa Tapes collaborators to perform their single "In His Arms" later in the show. (Their album is due out in May.)
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Leading the list of nominees this year are Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton with six each. Trailing closely behind is Lambert with five nominations, while Ashley McBryde and Thomas Rhett earned four nods each.
Making history this year, four Black artists are nominated for awards: Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton and John Legend, who is a first-time nominee. (Allen and Brown's winsdays .)
Also for the first time, every nominated song for single of the year features a woman (Lambert, Morris, Gabby Barrett, Carly Pearce and Ingrid Andress).
Up for the most-coveted entertainer of the year award are Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Luke Combs. (Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood.) Notably absent from the nominations list is Morgan Wallen, whose eligibility was halted earlier this year after he used a racial slur.
Performances will be taking place across various Nashville venues, including the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, The Bluebird Cafe, Station Inn, Bridge Building and on Broadway.
The 2021 ACM Awards are airing live from Nashville Sunday from 8-11 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+.
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