Winner’s Circle: The Country Music Awards Were Miranda Lambert’s Big Night


Miranda Lambert was belle of Wednesday night’s Country Music Awards ball; she went home with four of the night’s 12 trophies, including wins for Female Vocalist, Album, and Single of the Year. Lambert also brought Meghan Trainor along for a slick rendition of “All About That Bass,” which doubles, in our books at least, as yet another ceremonial win.

One of the night’s biggest moments, though, belonged to Luke Bryan. Of his nine CMA nominations to date, he’s only won one, in 2013 for his cameo on Jason Aldean’s “The Only Way I Know.” Last night’s Entertainer of the Year honor was his first solo CMA, and prompted him to assure the audience that “We’re going to have a good time tonight.” Indeed.

And the Country Music Award goes to…

Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan

Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton

Album of the YearPlatinum, Miranda Lambert

Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town

New Artist of the Year: Brett Eldredge

Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line

Single of the Year: “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert

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

Musical Event of the Year: “We Were Us,” Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert

Music Video of the Year: “Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley

Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally