Miranda Lambert’s record-streak of six CMA Female Vocalist of the Year wins came to an end last night (Nov. 2) as Carrie Underwood reclaimed the top spot.
Carrie, who won the award three times from 2006–2008, has been nominated in the category every year since 2006, but she’s been on a bit of a winning drought, losing to Taylor Swift in 2009 and Miranda from 2010–2015.
In 2016, Carrie would not be deterred. Her Billboard No. 1 album, Storyteller, yielded No. 1 singles “Heartbeat” and “Church Bells,” as well as No. 2 “Smoke Break.” And if you’re seen her Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round, you know why she got nominated for Entertainer of the Year too.
Miranda, on the other hand, had a relatively quiet year as she worked on her upcoming album, Weight of These Wings, which will drop on Nov. 18.
Watch Vince Gill announce Carrie as the winner and her acceptance speech below.
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