Miranda Lambert performed the fan-favorite track “Geraldene,” penned by Lambert, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram, at the 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. With a tambourine in hand, Lambert, who was nominated for Entertainer of the Year, gave a fiery performance with actual sparks flying behind her set in addition to an eye-catching array of neon lights.
Fans have been very vocal about wanting the track to be Lambert’s next single, as it has earned ample praise ever since the track’s release on the Texas native’s newest record, Palomino.
“It’s crazy to think that I’ve been coming to the CMA’s for like, seventeen consecutive years now, maybe eighteen. I’m always excited – it’s like a reunion for us. You make all these friends being in the business for so long and you don’t see each other ‘cause we’re all running in a hundred directions, but CMA night is the one night we can like reconnect and, you know, it’s special,” Lambert shared in reference to country music’s biggest night.
As always, the superstar showcased her signature southern charm with a side of sass during her performance. Lambert was also nominated for three awards during the coveted awards show, including Entertainer Of The Year, Female Vocalist Of The Year, and Album Of The Year (Palomino).
The 56th Annual CMA Awards featured performances from Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Cody Johnson, and Carly Pearce.
The show opened with an all-star tribute to the late Loretta Lynn from Underwood, Reba McEntire and Lambert.
Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, and Lainey Wilson joined together to honor the 2022 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Alan Jackson.
Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations from Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce, HARDY and Lainey Wilson, Elle King with The Black Keys, Brothers featuring The War and Treaty, Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry, Chris Stapleton with Patty Loveless, Zac Brown Band and Marcus King as well as Ashley McBryde with Pillbox Patti, Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack and John Osborne.
Mookie Betts, BRELAND, Jessica Chastain, Jordan Davis, Sarah Drew, Cole Hauser, Tyler Hubbard, Wynonna Judd, Lady A, Rex Linn, Little Big Town, Parker McCollum, Reba McEntire, Ben and Erin Napier, Jeannie Seely, Michael Shannon, and Lainey Wilson were on hand to present during the ceremony.
Co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, the 2022 CMA Awards broadcasted live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and aired on ABC (8:00-11:00 PM/ET).
The CMA Awards will also be available for viewing on Hulu beginning Thursday, Nov. 10.
The 56th Annual CMA Awards was a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton served as the Executive Producer, Alan Carter as the Director, and Jon Macks as the Head Writer.