It was a long, live show with none of the shenanigans you typically see at say, the MTV Video Music Awards, so if you switched the channel before finding out if Taylor Swift beat out Miranda Lambert, read on to see what country crooners won what.
The CMA’s were chock full of stars. Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood (the former winning Entertainer of the Year), we saw (and heard)Oscar winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow make her country music singing debut and Taylor Swift get a standing ovation for her sweet heartbreaking tune Back to December. Live from Nashville, Tennessee, the night brought out other shining stars like Sugarland, Reba McEntire, Kid Rock, Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban.
But it was Miranda Lambert who had the most reason to celebrate.
The country cutie nabbed 3 awards: Best Female Vocalist, album of the year for “Revolution,” and for video (which she shared with director Trey Fanjoy).
Here’s a list of the rest of winners. Yee haw!
- New Artist of the Year: Zac Brown Band
- Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
- Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
- Single of the Year: “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
- Song of the Year: “House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
- Music Video of the Year: “House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
- Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally
- Entertainer of the Year: Brad Paisley
- Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
- Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
- Album of the Year: “Revolution” – Miranda Lambert
- Musical Event of the Year: “Hillbilly Bone” – Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins
Now you know what to get the country music lover in your life for Christmas!