For the last several years, Miranda Lambert has completely dominated country music awards shows.
She made history in 2014 when she picked up her fifth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year award, passing Reba McEntire’s record-setting amount of four in 1987. She made history again at the 2015 awards show when she won her sixth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year Award. All eyes were on her when it was time to announce the winner of the 2016 award.
To win for the seventh time in a row, she would have had to beat out Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, and Carrie Underwood, all who had incredible contributions to the genre last year.
Underwood, who had incredible success with her Storyteller album and subsequent world tour, was announced the recipient of the award for the first time since 2008. She was utterly shocked when her name was called and the first thing she said when she was handed her award was, “Glory to God. Thank you, Jesus!”
Although Entertainer of the Year is considered the most coveted award, this award seems the most unpredictable with five incredibly talented nominees in Lambert, Underwood, Ballerini, Morris, and Reba McEntire.
Lambert proudly took back her crown as CMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year, and rightfully so! Her album The Weight of These Wings was an absolutely incredible work of art and an extremely vulnerable way for Lambert to let us peek into her life post-Blake Shelton.
Congratulations, Miranda on winning this well-deserved award!