You Say You Want a Revolution: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Own CMAs

In a night that was short on surprises, Blake Shelton had one big moment that injected a shocking new name into the proceedings at the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards and helped keep some parity in his future family. As expected, Blake’s fiancee, Miranda Lambert, won Album of the Year from the CMA for Revolution, and she added to her first-time haul by picking up Female Vocalist and the Music Video trophy, for “The House That Built Me.” Not surprisingly, Blake’s “Hillbilly Bone,” a collaboration with Trace Adkins, also swiped the Musical Event of the Year. But when Blake took Male Vocalist of the Year in the show’s final hour — well, who the heck saw that coming? Certainly not Blake, who stood in a surreal state of disbelief before he stomped up the steps at the Bridgestone Arena to claim his prize. Read More

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert on Clouds

Nashville’s music community will be out in full force Wednesday night for the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards, an event brimming with lots of possibility and plenty of tension. One of country’s happiest couples is even more exuberant about the night than usual. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are very prominent in the awards — in fact, they actually compete against each other in three categories on a night that’s big for both of them. After nearly a decade as a hitmaker, Blake got his first CMA nomination and ended up with four total, including Male Vocalist of the Year. Read More

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert on Clouds

Nashville’s music community will be out in full force Wednesday night for the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards, an event brimming with lots of possibility and plenty of tension. One of country’s happiest couples is even more exuberant about the night than usual. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are very prominent in the awards — in fact, they actually compete against each other in three categories on a night that’s big for both of them. After nearly a decade as a hitmaker, Blake got his first CMA nomination and ended up with four total, including Male Vocalist of the Year. Read More

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert on Clouds

Nashville’s music community will be out in full force Wednesday night for the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards, an event brimming with lots of possibility and plenty of tension. One of country’s happiest couples is even more exuberant about the night than usual. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are very prominent in the awards — in fact, they actually compete against each other in three categories on a night that’s big for both of them. After nearly a decade as a hitmaker, Blake got his first CMA nomination and ended up with four total, including Male Vocalist of the Year. Read More

Taylor Swift Leads Songwriter Honors

Taylor Swift couldn’t ask for much better timing. As she heads into the last week of promotion for her new album, Speak Now, she was named Songwriter/Artist of the Year Sunday night during the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s annual songwriter awards at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin took Song of the Year for penning the emotional Miranda Lambert hit “The House That Built Me,” and Chris DuBois earned Songwriter of the Year for his work as an author of Craig Morgan’s “This Ain’t Nothin’” and the Brad Paisley singles “Then” and “Welcome To The Future.” The awards were part of a formal evening that saw four new members added to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and had 11 titles recognized by the songwriting community as the cream of the crop: Songs I Wish I’d Written. That list included “Need You Now,” “White Liar,” “Big Green Tractor” and Taylor’s “You Belong With Me.” Read More