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CMAs celebrate 27th birthday

By JORDAN JENNINGS

A&E Editor

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Celebrating your 27th birthday at the 44th Country Music Awards is not that bad if you are Miranda Lambert.

The birthday girl and nine-time nominee picked up her first three awards ever, including top female vocalist, album of the year for Revolution, and song and music video of the year for “The House That Built Me.”

Country legend Loretta Lynn presented the female vocalist award to the teary-eyed singer.

To add the icing on the cake, Lambert’s fiance, Blake Shelton, was awarded male vocalist of the year and Musical Event of the Year for his duet with Trace Adkins,”Hillybone.”

Lambert and Shelton were not the only ones celebrating at the CMAs on Wednesday night.  The show’s host Brad Paisley took home an award for entertainer of the year.

Paisley hosted the three-hour telecast alongside Carrie Underwood for the third time in Nashville.

The duo opened “Country Music’s Biggest Night” with “Songs Like This,” accompanied by Keith Urban.

Other CMA standouts included Lady Antebellum, who snagged Single of the Year Award for her hit, “Need You Now.” The group is the only artist in CMA Awards history to win the single honor in consecutive years. The trio also took home their second Vocal Group of the Year award.

The Zac Brown Band clinched their first win for New Artist of the Year.

Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Reba McEntire and Taylor Swift all performed Wednesday evening.

The eventful night also included Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s country debut. Paltrow performed “Country Song,” titled after her upcoming film that opens in January.

For additional winners, visit www.cmaawards.com

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