Lambert wins album of year, 2 others at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. When it came down to the big award of the evening, Brad Paisley finally struck CMA gold with the entertainer of the year award after several years of being nominated in that category.

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
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