Lambert walked away with three CMA awards, including female vocalist of the year and album of the year.
She entered the night with nine nominations, the most ever by a female artist.
"I've had a slow and steady build in my career, which I love," Lambert told Eyewitness News. "But now all of a sudden there's a change and we can all feel it and it's exciting. Also, I want to take it day to day because I want to be here 20 years from now."
"I was joking about it but I'm thinking about retiring -- right after this interview -- because I don't know how much it could ever get," CMA nominee Blake Shelton told Eyewitness News. "These are the moments that you dream of when you're a kid laying in bed wondering what it's like to be a country singer."
There was a tribute to icon Loretta Lynn for her 50 years in music.
Here's the list of winners:
- Entertainer of the Year: Brad Paisley
- Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
- Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
- Album of the Year: "Revolution" by Miranda Lambert
- Musical Event of the Year: "Hillbilly Bone" by Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
- 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" by Lady Antebellum
- Song of the Year: "The House That Built Me" by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin
- Music Video of the Year: "The House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert
- Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally -- Guitar