Miranda Lambert Opens Up After Big CMA Awards Win: ''I Needed a Bright Spot This Year''

Singer won big tonight at the annual awards show

By Lily Harrison Nov 05, 2015 5:09 AMTags
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Tonight was without a doubt a major night for Miranda Lambert.

The country singer took home the award for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 CMA Awards tonight in Nashville after bringing the crowd to their feet with a powerful performance of her latest hit single, "Bathroom Sink."

And while all eyes were on the newly pink-haired songstress—what with her ex-husband Blake Shelton also in attendance and the news that he's currently dating his Voice co-star Gwen Stefani—her short but emotional acceptance speech said it all.

"Hi guys, thank you so much," the 31-year-old said as the room cheered her on after her big win.

"Man, I really appreciate it. I needed a bright spot this year, so thank you. I love country music fans, and I'm just gonna keep it short, but Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton, thank you very much. I'm gonna go home and practice. Thank y'all very much, I love y'all."

Lambert, who fittingly was wearing a Chris Stapleton shirt during her live performance and acceptance speech, has actually won the Female Vocalist of the Year award six years in a row.

Congratulations, girl!