The 44th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards was all about the country couple of the year, Miranda Lambert and her fiancé Blake Shelton, who took home five awards between them, according to news reports.
Miranda bagged the female vocalist of the year, album of the year and video, while Blake won the male vocalist and musical event of the year. In addition, Miranda's hit The House that Built Mewas was named song of the year.
Celebrating her birthday in style on Wednesday, Miranda was proud to accept her award from her idol Loretta Lynn.
The show was hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. They both performed on the show. Brad won the entertainer of the year trophy after five long years of being nominated. The other big winners of the night were Lady Antebellum, who took home single of the year for Need You Now and vocal group of the year.
There were dazzling performances by an array of country music stars. Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow paid a tribute to Loretta Lynn and Reba MCEntire sang a cover version of Beyonce's If I were a Boy. Gwyneth made a courageous country music debut with a song from her movie Country Strong.