WATCH: Miranda Lambert Didn’t Feel ‘Damaged Enough’ to Perform This Unreleased Ballad

This takes some strength.

After enduring a public divorce from Blake Shelton, watching Gwen Stefani encroach on her ex-husband and finally finding a rebound romance of her own, Miranda Lambert felt that she had been through enough to perform an unreleased ballad about heartbreak called “Scars”.

“I was never damaged enough to sing a song called ‘Scars’,” she said in her performance at Nashville’s City Winery. “It’s something you have to sell and really feel — and go through shit, basically — to execute.”

Lambert shares that the song was written 16 years ago by her bandmate Scotty Wray, and has made her cry without fail since the first time that she heard it. The country singer tells the audience that she hopes to put “Scars” on a future record, calling it one of her “favorite scars ever”.

Watch Lambert’s performance in the video below, and launch the gallery at the top of the page to view photos of her former mansion with Shelton.