Lauren Alaina doesn’t play (when has she ever, though?). With a new song “It Was Me,” wrapped only with acoustic guitar, her sun-harvested voice, and little else, she rips her heart from her chest and reveals her misery to the world. “If I’m being honest, boy, I wasn’t being that honest, boy,” she crows over sweet lap steel. Despite already proving herself, it’s a performance of a lifetime.
Listen to “It Was Me” below.