April 7 was quite the night for Miranda Lambert as she took home two Academy of Country Music Awards for the emotional ballad ‘Over You,’ which she co-wrote with her husband Blake Shelton! Then she took home a third award for Female Vocalist of the Year!
The ACM Awards brought out the most talented women in country, but Miranda Lambert seemed to be the queen of the night. Taking home Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Over You,” Miranda’s hubby and co-host of the show Blake Shelton couldn’t have been more proud!
Miranda Lambert Wins For ‘Over You’
“Over You” is the most heartfelt song by Miranda Lambert. It is very important to Blake as well. The Voice judge co-wrote the song about his brother, who passed away when he was a teenager, but could not sing it himself. Because of that, he helped his wife make it a hit.
And, a hit it is! First, Miranda took home an award for Song of the Year, which she accepted with Blake after embracing in an adorable hug backstage. Then, she looked shocked when winning again — this time for Song of the Year.
When accepting the first award, Blake did all the talking. “Oh this is awesome you guys. Thank you so much!” Miranda said before Blake took the wheel.
“Last time this happened you didn’t get a chance to talk and you’re not going to get chance this time either,” he laughed. “I’ve learned so much from this human being standing next to me. She blows me away . . . I used to think I was a decent songwriter until I was hanging around with her and this is proof of it. Thank you so much baby, I love you.”
Aww! So sweet.
Miranda Lambert Takes Home A Second Award
However, Miranda got a chance to say her thanks when she won for Single Record of the Year.
“I didn’t know what to say about Song of the Year because my husband was about to make me bawl and I was trying to keep it together,” she said. “As a songwriter, having your song and your lyrics recognized by your peers is pretty much as good as it gets,” Miranda told the crowd after being handed two trophies for her and her hubby.
“And I’m so thankful for being in this genre of country music, every single time someone’s nominated, I just cheer, because I love everybody to death. So thank you for accepting me as a song writer, not just as a singer, because that means the world to me.”
Miranda Beats Out Taylor Swift & Carrie Underwood
Miranda was then completely shocked when she received an award for Female Vocalist of the Year — beating Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift!
“I for sure thought Carrie had it this year, and she damn well deserved it,” Miranda said before beginning to cry.
“Last night, a huge dream of mine came true. I went from being a little girl singing in a hairbrush to watching Shania Twain with Faith Hill, Reba McIntyre, and Kelly Clarkson. And I cried all night because I’ll never not be a fan of those women. Thank you so much for this.”
Aww, what a night!
WATCH: Miranda Lambert Wins Big At Academy Of Country Music Awards
— Emily Longeretta