CMA Awards winners list: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton get lucky

Miranda-Lambert-BlakeImage Credit: Andrew Walker/ABC/Getty ImagesEntertainer of the Year Brad Paisley said it best: After the night Miranda Lambert and her fiancé Blake Shelton had, we should be expecting a baby in nine months. Lambert, who entered the 44th Annual Country Music Association Awards with the most nominations, took home four awards, including her first Female Vocalist of the Year. Shelton walked away with two trophies, including his first Male Vocalist of the Year. Lady Antebellum was also a double winner, with Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year (“Need You Now”). The full list of winners:

Entertainer of the Year: Brad Paisley
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
New Artist of the Year: Zac Brown Band
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
Single of the Year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Album of the Year: Revolution, Miranda Lambert
Song of the Year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
Musical Event of the Year: “Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins
Music Video of the Year: “The House that Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally, guitar

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  • Sara

    Good selections and so cool Blake and Miranda pulled that off on the ceremony before their wedding. Love Brooks and Dunn to death but so relieved the CMAs didn’t go the “farewell party” route and give Duo to them. One more of those would have worn their welcome. (And I was thinking it was going to happen when they kept showing Kix in the audience!)

  • Carrie #2

    You know who’s not on this list? Taylor Swift. Darn shame. However, I’m not a country fan in general so maybe these people deserve it. But really, not ONE award for her?!

    • Juan Carlos

      Her new album was just released and she really didn’t have an impact this year until well after the nomination deadline. She’ll probably get a few next year

    • Keith

      Taylor won CMAs last year.

    • soso

      she can’t sing and people are catching on.

      • laura

        thank you!

      • Linda


      • Kayla


      • Ally

        Nope- It’s bc her album JUST came out. Next year she will sweep the CMAs again

      • Nathan

        Yep, she’s pretty much crap.

      • Sean

        Not a fan of her but have you seen her album sales? Nobody is catching on..The people who loved her still love her. The people who never understood her, are the ones who caught on and still don’t care for her. Love her or hate her, She’s big!!

      • pitstop

        You have no taste- she is pure country from the beginning-she can and does sing maybe not like Carrie Underwood but she didn’t start out singing just country. She had the luck on her side.

    • Robert

      Taylor was on an off cycle, meaning she was on the tail end of “Fearless” and didn’t have any new material for consideration. She did tour, but she just released “Speak Now” so look for her to hit it home at the next CMA’s

    • TONY

      I think we can afford one show without Taylor Swift accepting at the podium. At the rate Taylor is going, she will get a Lifetime Achievement Award on her 21st birthday!!

  • Sara

    This is random but part of me was hoping Beyonce was going to walk out tonight with Reba, but in hindsight, I’m glad it was just her. She kicked @ss! :)

    • jasper


  • tracy bluth

    I hate country music, but I have to say there is something about Miranda Lambert’s music that I kind of love. I’m glad she won over the extremely over awarded Taylor Swift.

    • Sara

      That’s really cool but I’m surprised if you don’t like country, you like Miranda. I consider her way way more countrier than most of the new acts.

    • Hallelujah

      Cool. Miranda Lambert one an award at one of the billion useless country music awards out there. Taylor Swift sold over a million albums. Who’s the real winner here?

      • Karrah

        They both are. Both are talented, particularly in songwriting. Miranda has been winning over the critics for years and she is finally getting commercial recognition.

        And you said she “one” AN award. Actually she won four. Suck it.

      • Tim

        The real winner are today’s women of country. How great to see Taylor, Miranda, Carrie, Sugarland, and Lady A. after all those years of men getting all the award attention.

    • Nathan

      Miranda is country the way it was meant to be, she actually got me into the genre a little while back. It’s garbage like Swift and Twain that make country lame.

  • Jaime


    Poor Jason cus Kelly out sung him by a million!!! I love the song its amazing!!!


    • jenna

      Agree. Best performance of the night!

  • Kelly

    Without a doubt the best of the night! I don’t think there is a better live singer than Kelly! I have no clue who she was singing with though. She has a new CD coming out early next year. I can’t wait!!!!!!

  • laura

    Blake Shelton!!!!!!!!! Finally getting the respect he had earn a long time ago!!

  • Tucker Conley

    Carrie Underwood is better live than Kelly Clarkson…

    • reason

      Disagree completely! I don’t think there is many that are better or as good as Kelly Clarkson live, Martina McBride and Whitney Houston do come to mind though.

    • ALM

      I could barely understand a word of Carrie’s opening song, so have to disagree with you there.

      • Dakota

        Totally agree. When she was singing in the opening I was like “Wow…… she is REALLY terrible live.” Its always interesting to see who can put up and who should just shut up….

      • Roberto

        paris4185 on June 10, 2011 the banks don’t care if we live or die. they’d gladly see us all euaxngainsted if they thought it’d increase their profit margin. they just don’t give a damn. Once you understand that everything else makes perfect sense.

  • Terry

    Ok show, glad Miranda and Blake won. Why couldn’t they have left Kid Rock off and honored the Hall of Fame members? It’s not about country music anymore, it’s all about ratings.

    • Tim

      Second this.

    • ALM

      Third it.

  • Grammar Police

    The song is “Need You Now” not “Need You Know”. It’s spelled right in the list of winners section, but it should probably be fixed in the opening paragraph.

  • ok

    loved carrie, kelly c, and reba. i like how reba’s “friend”, joanna garcia, previously of reba’s sitcom pronounced her name wrong!!! i know joanna was nervous, but it was funny. checked out during the kid rock perf. LOVE LOVE LOVE sugarland, but jenny, honey, those white pants?? the only misstep of the night. i’m not a huge country fan, but i enjoyed it.

  • Jay

    Actually Miranda won 3 awards, Female Vocalist, Album and Video. The Song award went to the guys that wrote the song. She doesn’t get to take that home.
    Loved Brad Paisley EOTY speech. It was one of the most sincere and heartfelt acceptance speeches I’ve ever listened to. He and Carrie did a great job hosting. It’s a shame she’s not won a CMA in 2 years.
    Blake Shelton for male vocalist is not my favorite idea. He’s good but if it didn’t go to Brad, I was hoping it went to Dierks Bentley. He had the coolest performance of the night. The best is a toss up between the Kelly/Jason duet (Jason was insignificant) and the opening performance by Carrie. ‘If I were a boy’ was interesting, for lack of a better word.

  • cheery44

    Google in the input: you can find many brand names, even more surprising is that he will sell you the unexpected o(∩_∩)o

  • Jaime

    Its NOT LUCK they deserved it!!!

    Mirandas Revolution album is awesome & pure country!!!

    • Kevin

      Loved your interview . Casey is truly an hesnot, sincere,giving, person. and he has thatcontagious laugh. He’s looking more relaxed performing, a great musician, singer, and nowan artist. (sold his first picture) Casey is so focused on his music and entertaining. Hope hissongs start reaching #1 on the charts next year. Can’t wait for that album. Merry Christmas toyou Angie and Casey.Roni

  • What?

    How did Zac Brown Win New Artist again? He won last year too I’m pretty sure.

    • leelee

      Darius Rucker won best new artist last year.

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