Wednesday night marked the 51st annual Country Music Awards. While singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood stole the show with her tear-jerking hymn dedicated to the victims of the Vegas shooting, another female vocalist had a show-stopping night as well.
Miranda Lambert made history when she won Female Vocalist of the Year for the eighth consecutive time. Additionally, she led the nominees with 5 nominations. In her speech, she talked about how everyone at the CMAs has become a family.
Lambert delivered her speech shortly after Underwood's performance. The winner began her speech by acknowledging the powerful song and the mood in the room.
With tears in her eyes, Lambert said, "More than any other year I've ever been a part of the CMAs, I feel truly like there's a family in this room tonight."
Below is a portion of her speech:
Lambert also delivered an amazing performance. She sang "To Learn Her" from her latest album, "The Weight of These Wings." Before the ceremony, she told Rolling Stone Country that it would be a simple performance.
She said, "I think it'll stand out just because there's a steel guitar on the stage, and there's not as much as there used to be. But that's why I love country music. I hope that people maybe that are new country fans will grab onto that sort of feeling that the old school gives you."
Below is a portion of Lambert's performance:
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