It must feel pretty good to win a CMA Award.
Because to walk up on that stage and accept that trophy means something. For Miranda Lambert, it means it was all worth it.
“It’s moments like that,” she says of accepting a CMA Award from Loretta Lynn, “that are so validating.
“(Those) make you realize that all the sacrifices and work and heart and energy and time you put in, people notice. And they still want you to be part of this family.”
The video is just one from the CMA’s 50/50 series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the awards.
Lambert adds that winning awards year after year often doesn’t really feel real.
“Sometimes I feel like I’m just getting start in my career, and sometimes I feel like I’ve been here for a really long time.”
But even on days when she feels like she’s been at it for ages, she’s not going anywhere.
“I’m thrilled to ever get to be part of anything that has to do with country music, because it’s all I’ve ever done. It’s all I’ll ever do,” Lambert says. “It just makes up who I am.”