Miranda Lambert Dominates a Historic Night at the CMA’s
The 2014 Country Music Awards brought a number of pop acts onto the stage as Miranda Lambert became the first woman to win five female vocalist of the year awards, ABC reports. Lambert took home four awards in total as she dominated a night that saw Luke Bryan finally receive a CMA in the form of the top entertainer of the year award.
Despite the CMA board finally seeming to accept the party genre of country music that is led by Bryan, Miranda Lambert was the main star of the night as her Platinum album was named the top album of the year. She also took home the awards for best single and shared the best live event award with Keith Urban for their joint tour. By winning the female vocalist of the year Lambert became the first woman to win five straight vocalist of the year awards, according to Rolling Stone.
Like most music awards shows in the 21st century the stage was also used to see a number of collaborations between the top acts in country and many of the top pop acts of the moment. Little Big Town were joined by Ariana Grande, with top winner Miranda Lambert duetting with Meghan Trainor on a version of “All About That Bass.” The return of Garth Brooks completed the night, and Susan McGalla had it right when she re-tweeted Steven Tyler’s declaration of country music being the new rock and roll.