Lambert wins fifth straight vocalist of year award
After winning her fifth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year award and two more trophies, Lambert dedicated the win to her friends in her hometown.
“I cannot believe this all. I really didn’t expect it, y’all. Thank you so much. I was just hanging out with Trisha Yearwood back there. Holy crap,” said Lambert. “And I was standing next to Sheryl Crow, complete and utter rock star. And Kacey Musgraves (of Mineola), I grew up with her; she wrote the single of the year this year. Carrie Underwood is my buddy, y’all, and she is a phenomenon. I just can’t believe it. I am so grateful and thankful and humbled. I love my job.”
Lambert earned the single of the year prize for her raucous hit “Mama’s Broken Heart,” which Musgraves (who went on to win album of the year for her acclaimed debut “Same Trailer Different Park”) penned with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. She accepted the award from cutting-up co-hosts Blake Shelton, her husband, and Luke Bryan, who presented the prize in helmets similar to the ones favored by French electronic duo Daft Punk.
“Thank you robots,” Lambert quipped, who got a kiss from her spouse once he removed his headgear.
Before the show started, Lambert and Keith Urban received the vocal event of the year award for “We Were Us.” As the song’s producer and perform, Urban actually received double honors for the win, and he also shared the video of the year award with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, tying the Australian star with Lambert for a leading three wins each.
Lambert and McGraw went into Sunday night’s show with a leading seven nominations each.