Could the fourth year be the charm for Miranda Lambert? If the reigning female vocalist of the year walks away with the honor again at Wednesday night's (Nov. 6) CMA Awards, it will be her fourth consecutive win. The victory would place her alongside Reba McEntire, the only other artist to achieve such a feat.
But what if Lambert doesn't win? As disappointed as you might think she would be, Lambert has expressed before that she already feels blessed and grateful for the success and praise she's earned thus far and would be happy to pass the torch along to the next crop of country females.
After all, this is about girl power -- plain and simple. She's supporting all her fellow female vocalist nominees this year and every year.
"I hope there's enough females to put into that category," Lambert said. "There's some great talent out there and we're gonna accept it. I kicked the door open, and I'm gonna hold my leg in there! I'm gonna keep the door open for all these amazing female singer-songwriters."
So if one of the other women nominated -- Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves or Kelly Clarkson -- takes the award and breaks Lambert's winning streak, she would seemingly be just fine to sit back and cheer them on.
Besides, she still has another category she could easily dominate -- single of the year for her No. 1 hit, "Mama's Broken Heart."
Check out CMT.com's complete coverage of the 47th annual CMA Awards taking place Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be hosting the live telecast on ABC.