Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall brought their collaborative project to life on Wednesday, June 9 at the 2021 CMT Music Awards.
Live from Cedarwood Weddings, the trio performed “Tequila Does” around a campfire.
“I guess this will be our first time performing [this song] in front of people, cause the last time we performed [it] was in Marfa [Texas] around a campfire,” Lambert said ahead of her performance. “We kind of picked a few of our favorites to give people sort of a taste of the whole project.”
— CMT (@CMT) June 10, 2021
“Tequila Does” appears on the trio’s 15-track album, The Marfa Tapes, which was release on May 7.
The entire project was recorded in Marfa, Texas, a place that Lambert says she loves traveling to, to escape from the world and write music. “Recorded in Marfa, TX. They’re raw. You can hear the wind blowing, the cows mooing…” Lambert previously shared of the project. “We wanted you to feel like you were right there with us, sitting around the campfire, escaping the world, disappearing into the music.”
Co-hosted by superstars Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, the 2021 CMT Music Awards aired on Wednesday, June 9 and featured performances from Ballerini with Paul Klein from LANY and Brown with Chris Young.
Additionally, the two-hour event included collaborations from BRELAND and Mickey Guyton, Brothers Osborne and Dierks Bentley, H.E.R. and Chris Stapleton, Ingrid Andress and JP Saxe, Lady A with Carly Pearce and Lindsay Ell, Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi, Mickey Guyton and Gladys Knight, Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall and NEEDTOBREATHE with Carrie Underwood.
Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett also performed while Blanco Brown, Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts appeared on the Ram Trucks Side Stage.
Presenters included Anthony Mackie, Brett Young, Busy Philipps, Carly Pearce, Dylan Scott, Gladys Knight, Iliza Shlesinger, Little Big Town, Michael Strahan, Mickey Guyton, Restless Road, Tennessee Titans’ Taylor Lewan and Trace Adkins, as well as CMT Hot 20 Countdown hosts Cody Alan, Katie Cook and Ashley ShahAhmadi.