While Gwyneth Paltrow was making her live performance debut at last night’s CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, it was Miranda Lambert who was the night’s big winner.
Miranda was already at the head of the pack with nine nominations, and went up to accept four times: Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Song of the Year, which was awarded to writers Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin.
“Revolution has truly caused a revolution in my life this year,” Miranda said. “Thanks to the country music industry. It’s my baby, it’s what I do, it’s what I live for. Thanks for loving it, too.”
Her fiance Blake Shelton also nabbed a few trophies, for Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for “Hillbilly,” featuring Trace Adkins.
Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood kept the evening running smoothly and also performed, while Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Miranda, Blake, Kid Rock and more also sang on stage.
COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS:
Entertainer of the Year: Brad Paisley
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
New Artist of the Year: Zac Brown Band
Album of the Year: Revolution, Miranda Lambert
Single of the Year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Song of the Year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert (Songwriters: Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin)
Video of the Year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
Musical Event of the Year: “Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally, guitar