Miranda Lambert Wins Big At The ACM Awards As Luke Bryan Pulls An Upset
April 8, 2013 at 4:01 AM (PT)
A big surprise LAST NIGHT (4/7) at this year's ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) AWARDS, as LUKE BRYAN pulled off an upset winning the "Entertainer Of The Year" award, which was expected to go to BLAKE SHELTON or two-time winner TAYLOR SWIFT.
"Thank you so much fans for doing this to me," said BRYAN. "Thank you so much for making my life what it is. What I always wanted to be was just a Country singer who got to ride on a tour bus and show up on a new stage and play music every night." He then added, "This is the defining moment of my life, and it means the world to me. I will never take it for granted."
BRYAN may have shocked, but MIRANDA LAMBERT was the big winner. CNN reports, "'Over You,' a ballad she co-wrote with her husband BLAKE SHELTON, netted LAMBERT two awards: 'Single Record Of The Year' (which goes to the performer) and 'Song Of The Year' (which goes to the composer)."
In addition, LAMBERT won her fourth straight "Female Vocalist Of The Year" award. She joins REBA and LORETTA LYNN as the only other artists to win "Female Vocalist Of The Year" four or more times.
"As a songwriter, having your songs and your lyrics be recognized by your peers is pretty much as good as it gets," said LAMBERT.
Entertainer Of The Year: LUKE BRYAN
Male Vocalist Of The Year: JASON ALDEAN
Female Vocalist Of The Year: MIRANDA LAMBERT
Vocal Duo Of The Year: THOMPSON SQUARE
Vocal Group Of The Year: LITTLE BIG TOWN
New Artist Of The Year: FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: "Chief" -- ERIC CHURCH, produced by JAY JOYCE
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR: "Over You" -- MIRANDA LAMBERT, witten by LAMBERT and BLAKE SHELTON and produced by FRANK LIDDELL and GLENN WORF
Song Of The Year: "Over You" -- MIRANDA LAMBERT, witten by LAMBERT and BLAKE SHELTON and produced by FRANK LIDDELL and GLENN WORF
Video Of The Year: "Tornado" -- LITTLE BIG TOWN, directed by SHANE DRAKE
Vocal Event Of The Year: "The Only Way I Know" -- JASON ALDEAN with LUKE BRYAN & ERIC CHURCH, written by DAVID LEE MURPHY and BEN HAYSLIP and produced by MICHAEL KNOX
New Male Vocalist Of The Year: BRANTLEY GILBERT
New Female Vocalist Of The Year: JANA KRAMER
New Vocal Duo Or Group Of The Year: FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
For more on the ACM AWARDS, visit www.acmcountry.com.