Her painful divorce from Blake Shelton propels Miranda Lambert to do something she has never done before Getty Images

Updated: September 2017

Miranda Lambert has lived a lot of life since her divorce from Blake Shelton in 2015, and all the pain and heartbreak came pouring out in her song “Scars.”

Miranda debuted the song during a January 2016 show at City Winery in Nashville. She’d known the song for 15 years — since her longtime bandmate, Scotty Wray, wrote it. Until that night though, Miranda didn’t feel she could really convey the full emotion in the song’s lyrics.

“I was never damaged enough to sing a song called ‘Scars,'” Miranda told the audience before her performance. “It’s something you have to sell and really feel and really live and go through shit to basically execute a song like that. Every time he sings I’ve cried for the last 15 years. So, I’m gonna try to sing it tonight and hopefully put it on a record some day.”

The song’s lyrics talk about being open and honest about all the scars you’ve earned over time after facing heartbreak.

One standout line says, “I’ve lived enough to know not to hide them anymore.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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