Miranda Lambert’s CMA Streak Breaks Record As Luke Bryan Wins Top Award
Miranda Lambert wins Album of the Year for Platinum with producers Chuck Ainlay (l) and Frank Liddell. Credit: Donn Jones / CMA

Miranda Lambert’s CMA Streak Breaks Record As Luke Bryan Wins Top Award

Miranda Lambert wins Album of the Year for Platinum with producers Chuck Ainlay (l) and Frank Liddell. Credit: Donn Jones / CMA
Miranda Lambert wins Album of the Year for Platinum with producers Chuck Ainlay (l) and Frank Liddell. Credit: Donn Jones / CMA

Country music has a new queen. Miranda Lambert picked up four Country Music Association awards last night, giving the 30-year-old a total of 11 CMAs – more than any other female artist in history.

“I don’t even know what to say,” Lambert told the crowd at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. “I can’t believe this is my life, that this is my job.”

“Automatic” won single of the year. Lambert also won album of the year for “Platinum.” And for the fifth year running, she won female vocalist of the year. While nominated, Lambert has still not won the top award of entertainer of the year.

The top prize went to someone new, Luke Bryan. In fact, it was his first-ever CMA. He’s often cited as an example of the “bro-country” trend toward songs about trucks, beer and women.

“We’re going to have a good time tonight,” Bryan said on stage.

Backstage, Bryan said he was humbled, calling the win a “ginormous deal.”

There was a notable absence. Taylor Swift, who just released her first “pop” album, was nominated for CMA awards but did not appear.

“We’re sad because it looks like New York’s gain is Nashville’s loss, but country music is just going to have to shake it off,” hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood sang as a parody, playing off the words of a new Swift single “Shake It Off.”

“Good luck, Taylor,” Paisley added. “In all sincerity, we’re rooting for you.”

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan

Album of the Year
Automatic, Miranda Lambert
Produced by Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, and Glenn Worf

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year
Blake Shelton 

Song of the Year
“Follow Your Arrow,” by Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally 

Single of the Year
“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert 

Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town 

Vocal Duo of the Year
Florida Georgia Line

New Artist of the Year
Brett Eldredge 

Music Event of the Year
“We Were Us,” by Keith Urban featuring Miranda Lambert

Music Video of the Year
“Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley (directed by Wes Edwards)

Musician of the Year
Mac McAnally

Blake Farmer

Blake Farmer is WPLN's assistant news director, but he wears many hats - reporter, editor and host. He covers the Tennessee state capitol while also keeping an eye on Fort Campbell and business trends, frequently contributing to national programs. Born in Tennessee and educated in Texas, Blake has called Nashville home for most of his life.
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