Miranda Lambert took home the top prize at tonight’s ACM Awards, winning Entertainer of the Year in a stacked category that saw her up against Luke Combs, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood.
It’s her first win in the category, having been nominated for the award five times before but never winning the coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy – despite the fact that she’s the most awarded artist in ACM Award history with 29 wins (not including tonight), including a record 9 straight wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from 2010 through 2018.
Miranda also took home the award for Video of the Year for her duet with Elle King, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).”
Unfortunately Miranda wasn’t at the ceremony tonight, her first time missing the awards ceremony in 17 years. She gave her acceptance speech on a video stream from London, where she’s set to headline the C2C Music Festival this week, and thanked her country music family for supporting her through the years:
“I’ve been waiting for this for a really, really long time. I actually never thought it would happen. But thank you so much to the country music family for embracing me all these years, and continuing to support me…
And also, this one goes out to all the singer-songwriter girls out there that are putting their blood, sweat and tears into their guitar strings. We did it. This is for us.”