In November 2008, Lambert appeared on the CMA Awards to perform "More Like Her". The performance was well received by music critics. LA Times gave her the only A rating of the night's performances, saying that, "With just Lambert and her guitar, she was pure late-night resignation as she opened the song, turning bitterness into pure reflection. " Chet Flippo of CMT. com spoke positively of the performance. "For me, it was watching Miranda Lambert sing an original song with her own guitar accompaniment. [. . . ] That song contained what I wasn't hearing a lot of on the CMA Awards show: substance. And style. And personality. And grit. " Country Universe stated that Miranda Lambert's performance (along with Carrie Underwood's "Just a Dream") was the best performance of the night. "With understated brilliance, Lambert shifted gears by offering her Texas twang on the stripped-down ballad. "