Miranda Lambert Claims CMA’s Single of the Year

She Wins Second Award of the Day for "Automatic"

Miranda Lambert is off to a strong start at the 48th annual CMA Awards , adding a single of the year win to a musical event of the year prize announced earlier Wednesday (Nov. 5).

Lambert and her producers shared the single of the year honor for her hit, “Automatic.” It was the first award presented during the event at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and also marked Lambert’s first-ever win in the category.

“Thank you so much … Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf and Chuck Ainley for producing this amazing record,” Lambert told the crowd. “I’ve got to thank my girlfriends, Natalie (Hemby) and Nicolle (Galyon), for helping me write this song. It means so much to me. Thank you so much, country radio, for playing it. It really has a special place in my heart.”

Lambert, who received a total of nine nominations, also shares the musical event award with Keith Urban for their collaboration on “We Were Us.” The news was revealed during a Wednesday morning segment on ABC’s Good Morning America. Lambert and Carrie Underwood were also nominated for musical event for their work on “Somethin’ Bad.”

The single of the year award was presented by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who claimed his country roots by joining co-hosts Underwood and Brad Paisley in singing a portion of his band’s hit, “Cryin’.”

Lambert’s other nominations this year include entertainer of the year, female vocalist and album of the year.

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