For the last six years, the CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year has gone to Miranda Lambert. She made history in 2014 when she picked up her fifth consecutive award in this category, passing Reba McEntire’s record set in 1987.
Lambert 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 for this year’s winner.
To win for the seventh time in a row, she would have to beat out Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, and Carrie Underwood, all who have had incredible years.
Underwood, who is riding high off 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!”
The other nominees rose to their feet to applaud Underwood on her monumental win.
— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) November 3, 2016
Congratulations, Carrie! After the year you’ve had, you deserve it!