Miranda Lambert Triumphs at ACM Awards
Country music star Miranda Lambert took home three trophies on Sunday at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, and made history by taking the award for Best Female Vocalist for the fifth consecutive year.
“I cannot believe this; I really didn’t expect it,” said Lambert upon accepting the Best Female Vocalist honor.
She took the prize over fellow nominees Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.
“I was just hanging out with Trisha Yearwood back there — holy crap! And I was standing next to Sheryl Crow, a complete and utter rock star. Kacey Musgraves, she wrote the Single of the Year. Carrie Underwood’s my buddy; she’s a phenomenon,” Lambert said.
The House That Built Me singer surpassed Reba McEntire, who won the Best Vocalist honor four years in a row, and seven in total.
Lambert also took home the Record of the Year award for her song Mama’s Broken Heart, along with the Vocal Event of the Year prize for her duet with Keith Urban, We Were Us, which was handed out on the red carpet on Sunday before the ceremony began.
Urban was the night’s top winner in numbers. He took home two awards for We Were Us, one as an artist and one as a producer of the song. He also took the prize for Video of the Year for Highway Don’t Care,” his collaboration with Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw.
The night was filled with performances including sets from Urban, George Strait, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, Tobias Keith, Jason Aldean, and Sheryl Crow.
Aldean picked up the Male Vocalist of the Year award for the second year in a row, and Straight took home the night’s ultimate honor, Entertainer of the Year.
Next year’s broadcast of the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
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