Miranda Lambert lent a helping hand – or voice – to Chris Stapleton on Sunday during her performance at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM).
According to People magazine.
“Due to her previous engagement with a doula, Morgane Stapleton is unable to join Chris Stapleton at the Bluebird as scheduled,” ACMs told the publication in a statement. “Miranda Lambert will instead take the Bluebird stage with Chris tonight for ‘Maggie’s Song’.”
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In addition to her performance with Stapleton, Lambert, 37, also kicked off the show alongside Elle King for their recently released duet, “Drunk (And I Don’t Want to Go Home)”. She is also expected to perform again with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.
Stapleton, 43, is the male leader for Sunday night award nominations, including Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. Additionally, her track “Starting Over” was also up for song of the year, which went on to hit “The Bones” by Maren Morris.
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Meanwhile, Lambert is the most nominated female artist in ACM Awards history with 68 lifetime nominations.