As if there was any prior doubt, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert won the November election as country music's current king
and queen during the 46th annual CMA Awards.
At the 2012 ceremony at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, Shelton received
his first trophy as entertainer of the year, as well as his third consecutive male vocalist of the year award. Lambert won
her third straight female vocalist award, and the couple shared one of the night's most prestigious honors -- the song of
the year award -- for co-writing her hit, "Over You."
Little Big Town also won in two categories -- vocal group and
single of the year (for "Pontoon"). Other winners included Eric Church (album of the year for Chief), Thompson Square (vocal
duo), Hunter Hayes (new artist) and guitarist Mac McAnally (who won his fifth consecutive award as musician of the year).
Earlier in the day, the winners in two categories were announced on ABC's Good Morning America. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
shared the musical event award for their collaboration on "Feel Like a Rock Star." Toby Keith and director Michael Salomon
also shared the music video prize for "Red Solo Cup."