Best: Miranda Lambert Connects Nashville to Detroit Rock City
Dressed in boots, leather pants and a vest straight out of The Road Warrior, Miranda Lambert delivered a sassy, pyro-heavy version of Platinum's "Little Red Wagon" that could make Kiss' makeup run. With her whole band playing crimson instruments — including the steel guitar of Spencer Cullum Jr. — it was impossible to miss the "red" theme, but the lack of subtlety is what made it impossible to look away. Lambert boasted about her "backyard swagger," swatted away her bangs like flies and shot a seemingly endless stream of looks at the camera. And in an especially rock & roll turn, Lambert warranted the only seven-second delay of the evening, with CBS censors silencing her "I do all the shit you wanna do" rant.