February 8, 2015 8:48 PM EST

Miranda Lambert just gave the 2015 Grammy Awards what it needed to truly get started: a flashy, high-energy performance from one of music’s top divas. Now that Taylor Swift went full-on pop, Miranda Lambert is country’s No. 1 blonde, and she flaunted that status with a heart-pumping cover of Audra Mae’s “Little Red Wagon” that woke the Grammys up after AC/DC’s dad-friendly opening set and Ariana Grande’s tender ballad.

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