Miranda Lambert Wins CMA’s Album of the Year, Female Vocalist Awards

She Takes Home a Total of Four Awards at 48th Annual Event

It was another memorable year for Miranda Lambert as she walked away from the 48th annual CMA Awards with four wins, including her fifth consecutive female vocalist award and an album of the year victory for Platinum.

By the time those last two awards were presented Wednesday night (Nov. 5) in Nashville, Lambert had already won the single of the year award for “Automatic,” and she and Keith Urban also shared the musical event of the year prize for their collaboration on “We Were Us.”

One of the evening’s biggest honors, the album of the year category, was especially stacked this year with stellar offerings from some of country’s heaviest hitters.

In accepting the award, Lambert alluded to the other nominees — Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party, Keith Urban’s Fuse, Eric Church’s The Outsiders and Dierks Bentley’s Riser.

“I was just sitting there watching that whole reel pass, thinking how great every album in that category is,” Lambert told the audience. “I have them all, and they’re amazing.”

She thanked her team for helping bring the album to life and country radio for supporting the new material.

“I really poured my heart and soul into this one more than ever,” she added. “I turned 30 last year and felt like I needed to sing about new stuff.”

Platinum, Lambert’s second album to be named the CMA’s album of the year, was produced by Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell and Glenn Worf, who also received awards for their work.

In the female vocalist category, Lambert edged out Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

“I don’t even know what to say,” she said in accepting the female vocalist award. “I just can’t believe that I’m standing here. I can’t believe this is my life, this is what I get to do for a living, this is my job. Thank you, fans, for that.”

These awards bring her career totals to 12 CMA Award wins and 34 nominations. Lambert was also up for entertainer of the year, which went to Luke Bryan. Her husband Blake Shelton earned male vocalist of the year honors.

Lambert joined Meghan Trainor for a performance of Trainor’s “All About That Bass” at the beginning of the show. Lambert then brought vocal group of the year winners Little Big Town onstage to perform “Smokin’ and Drinkin’,” their collaboration featured on Platinum.

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