On Tuesday night, Miranda Lambert paid tribute to her friend and mentor, Loretta Lynn at the ACM Honors with a performance of Loretta’s hit “Rated X.” I think Miranda was going for irony, but all we felt in the audience was awkward.
Well if you’ve been a married woman and things didn’t seem to work out
Divorce is the key to bein’ loose and free so you’re gonna be talked about
Everybody knows that you’ve loved once so they think you’ll love again
You can’t have a male friend when you’re a has been of a woman you’re rated X
“Thank you Miss Loretta for that song, and for being so brave and paving the way for me to be up here and sing a song like that. She sang songs that were not necessarily appropriate to sing at times, like this for me,” said Miranda after her performance. “I’m so thankful for women empowerment”