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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert both win big at CMA Awards


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/02/2012 

Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert both walked away big winners at last night's CMA Awards.

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Shelton, a country singer who serves as a coach on The Voice, won Male Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, while Lambert won the Female Vocalist of the Year award during ABC's broadcast of the 46th annual Country Music Association Awards on Thursday night.

In addition, the couple also received the Song of the Year award for their "Over You" duet.

"Man, you can tell this time I really didn't think I was going to win... I didn't even go back and change. Man, Entertainer of the Year?! What are you talking about?! You know what, listen here. When I moved to Nashville in 1994, I had two goals. One was to someday have a gold record and one was to someday be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Yes," Shelton said upon accepting the final and biggest award of the night.

"Entertainer of the Year was... What is this?! I don't even know! Listen, look, I know I'm not out there on the road doing -- I know -- oh my gosh. Taylor Swift?! I know I'm not out there as much and I don't know how this happened. I freaking love it though! Listen, I try to represent country music as best I can with everything I do -- it's television, it's touring, it's a lot of things. I love country music more than anybody in this room. Thank ya'll so much. I love ya'll. Thank you!"

When accepting her Female Vocalist of the Year award, Lambert said, "Holy crap! I don't necessarily deserve this but I'll sure take it," according to People

Shelton beat out Swift, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, and Brad Paisley for Entertainer of the Year and  trumped fellow nominees Aldean, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, and new American Idol judge Keith Urban for Male Vocalist of the Year.

Lambert -- who finished third on the first season of Nashville Star -- was named Female Vocalist of the Year over Swift, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, and Kelly Clarkson.

The couple beat out Church, Ryan Tyndell and Jeff Hyde's "Springsteen;" Dan Wilson, Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley's "Home;" Will Hoge and Eric Paslay's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart;" and Dave Barnes' "God Gave Me You" for Song of the Year. 

(Photo credit NBC)


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