Did Miranda Lambert just become the queen of country? After winning song of the year for her hit single “Automatic” at the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards, the 31-year-old songstress showed the world how deserving she was when she belted out two of her beloved tunes, “Little Red Wagon” and “Mama’s Broken Heart,” during an exciting performance.
Following her foot-stomping routine, the wife of Blake Shelton, 38, (who was hosting the record-breaking award show) went on to accept her 50th Anniversary Milestone Award. (Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn were also awarded the coveted honor during the 50th ACM awards.)
“I have no idea why I’m up here,” she said in disbelief before thanking her fans for allowing her to live out her dream. “I love you so much. Thank you!”
Lambert’s success has earned her the title of Academy’s most awarded solo female artist. She currently holds a total of 18 ACM awards. But that number could rise significantly during the 2015 event considering Lambert is up for a few categories including album of the year, single record of the year and the most anticipated category, entertainer of the year.
“I think she deserves Entertainer of the Year,” Miranda’s husband said during an interview on Friday. "It needs to happen. It's imperative that it happens. Girls having the tough time that they're having right now at radio, it's not good for any of us. Especially somebody like Miranda.”
Lambert is the only female nominated for entertainer of the year, competing against Florida Georgia Line, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.