On November 10, the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards honored America’s ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’, Loretta Lynn while featuring the recent and spectacular coalition of super power couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton.
Lynn, 76, was honored at the CMAs hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood in Nashville, as Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton earned five awards between them.
Lambert, who celebrated her 27th birthday last night, won Album of the Year (Revolution), Video of the Year (‘The House That Built Me’), and Female Vocalist of the Year. Shelton, on the other hand, won the coveted Male Vocalist of the Year and along with Trace Adkins won Musical Event of the Year for ‘Hillbilly Bone.’
Brad Paisley took home the top honor by winning Entertainer of the Year after being nominated for the award for five consecutive years. Paisley showed raw emotion when he said, “I owe this award to my crew that put this show on and take as much pride in it as I do. If there was ever a year I wanted to win this one, it was this year.”
Paisley also thanked his fans saying, “It sounds like a cliché when you say thanks to the fans, but the great thing about country fans is, when you say fans, I don’t even mean mine. You guys are loyal to everyone in this room. It’s the most amazing loyal fan base in the world.”
Finally, the country star thanked his wife Kimberly for “saving me from despair”.
Lambert and Shelton had more than just awards and a birthday to celebrate last night. The couple became engaged on May 9 of this year, after Shelton called Lambert’s Dad first for his blessing.
Click here to see the list of winners and photos from the 44th Country Music Association Awards:
Entertainer of the Year: Brad Paisley
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
New Artist of the Year: Zac Brown Band
Album of the Year: Revolution, Miranda Lambert
Single of the Year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Song of the Year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert (Songwriters: Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin)
Video of the Year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
Musical Event of the Year: “Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally, guitar
Sources: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b210645_cma_awards_recap_gwyneth_makes.html#ixzz14yZ6daohhttp://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/ourcountry/74602/the-cma-awards-2010-a-new-king-and-queen-of-country-crowned/, http://abc.go.com/shows/cma-awards/winners,