Miranda Lambert Tops Nashville Scene‘s Country Music Critics Poll

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Miranda Lambert tops the list of artists on the Nashville Scene‘s 17th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll released Thursday (Jan. 26).

In addition to artist of the year and female vocalist of the year, Lambert’s The Weight of These Wings was voted album of the year and “Vice” elected single of the year.

Sturgill Simpson topped the male vocalist and live act categories, and he placed No. 2 in the artist of the year field. His A Sailor’s Guide to Earth was No. 4 on the list of albums.

Maren Morris won in the new act category and was No. 4 in the artist of the year field. Her “My Church” and Hero claimed the No. 2 and No. 5 slots, respectively, on the single and album tally.

Other winners include Brothers Osborne (in the duos and groups category) and Lori McKenna (songwriter).

This year’s Nashville Scene Country Music Critics’ Poll represents the views of 89 voting journalists from North America and beyond.

View a full list of the poll results.