Once again it seemed as if the Academy of Country Music Awards was Miranda Lambert's to lose, although the game's top female performer is still chasing after the biggest award of them all. Lambert took home four trophies (including one for lifetme achievement) during the night, while Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan also came home with impressive hardware (from Billboard).
Lambert's haul is impressive: You can start with Platinum, her most recent record, which won Album of The Year—every one of her releases has womb the award, with the exception of her 2004 debut. Add Song of The Year to her collection, as "Automatic" grabbed the prize (she last won that prize with husband Blake Shelton for 2012's "Over You"). Finally, and most impressively (believe it or not), Lambert won the Female Vocalist of The Year Award for the sixth consecutive time.
So Lambert has the best female performer prize, the best album of the year and the best song of the year...what else could she want? How about the Entertainer of The Year prize, the "major" award from the ACMs? Despite all of her accomplishments, she's never won the big prize, which has always ended up in the hands of a higher-profile performer such as Taylor Swift (notably not the Female Vocalist of The year) or Luke Bryan (who won during 2015 for the second time). No offense meant to the previous winners but somewhere there's injustice being done.
Jason Aldean was the winner of the Male Vocalist of The Year prize and Cole Swindell took home New artist of the year. The Awards for Vocal Duo and Vocal Group of the Year went to Florida Georgia Line and Little Big Town, respectively. The latter group no doubt got a vote of support after its single "Girl Crush" has generated controversy in the country scene.
You can check out a list of the performances from the night here.