SEARCH
« Swift's Album Still Tops Chart; Carey's Christmas CD Debuts in Fourth | Main | Jay-Z Launches Souped-Up New Website »
Thursday
Nov112010

Lambert, Shelton, Paisley & Lady A Win Big at CMA Awards 

Photo Courtesy - Michael Loccisano/ WireImage(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Miranda Lambert and her fiancé Blake Shelton had about the best night two country stars could possibly have Wednesday at the CMA Awards, carting home five awards in all, including Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Video for Lambert, and Male Vocalist and Musical Event of the Year for Shelton.  In addition, Miranda's hit "The House that Built Me" was named Song of the Year.

Accepting the award for Female Vocalist from her idol Loretta Lynn towards the end of the night, Lambert said, "I don't know what's going on!  I just told Blake I think we need to go to church!" To top it off, Wednesday was also her 27th birthday.

Shelton's win for Male Vocalist -- his first ever -- earned wild cheers from the crowd, and actual tears from Reba McEntire.  After walking to the podium, Shelton said, "That was 34 years' worth of steps for me, y'all.  This is a really big deal for me...this is unbelievable!"

Lambert was very emotional after winning Female Vocalist but the Album of the Year win, for Revolution, obviously meant a lot, too.  She told the crowd, "It's my baby.  It's what I do. It's what I live for.  Thank you so much for loving it too."

Lambert and Shelton's big night inspired the show's co-host, Brad Paisley to comment, "After the night they're having, I think we can expect a baby in about nine months."

Paisley was no slouch in the winning department either, taking home a long-awaited Entertainer of the Year trophy.  He'd been nominated for the CMA's top award each year since 2005, but it was his first-ever win in that category.

A very emotional Paisley told the crowd, "My hero Little Jimmy Dickens has a saying: 'If you see a turtle on a fence post, it had help getting up there.'  I feel like a turtle tonight."  He then proceeded to thank the fans, his wife Kimberley, his entire team and his late grandfather, who passed in 1987.

The other big winners of the night were Lady Antebellum, who took home Single of the Year for "Need You Now" and Vocal Group of the Year.  Hillary Scott thanked her band mates, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, saying, "I can't imagine two better people to enjoy the ride with...this is so humbling."  Charles thanked his brother, singer Josh Kelley, for "making me move to Nashville six years ago."

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>






ABC News Radio