At this point in Miranda Lambert’s career, winning awards seems almost automatic. However, “Automatic” itself turned out to be the winner Wednesday night (June 4) at the 2014 CMT Music Awards in Nashville.
The track, which serves as the first single from Lambert’s just released Platinum album, was voted female video of the year at the awards show.
“Hey y’all,” she told the crowd. “Thank you so much to the fans. I love this song so much. It’s close to my heart. I love the video. Thank you, Trey Fanjoy (who directed the video). She’s backstage right now.
“I really appreciate this, guys. I love country music. I love my job. Thank you to the fans for letting us do our job. We love it so much. God bless y’all.”
During the awards show, Lambert and Carrie Underwood performed “Somethin’ Bad,” a duet they recorded for Platinum. If the performance and the female video win were highlights of Lambert’s week, the commute to Nashville was rather traumatic.
Returning from a trip to New York City to promote her album, her plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Clarksburg, W.Va.
Lambert and Shelton will perform Friday during the CMA Music Festival’s nightly concert series at LP Field in Nashville. Eric Church, The Band Perry, Jason Aldean and Travis Tritt will also perform at the concert.