Miranda Lambert wins two gongs at Academy of Country Music Awards

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 April 2017
Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert

American star Miranda Lambert won two prizes at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas

Miranda Lambert won two prizes at the Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday (02.04.17).

The 33-year-old singer-songwriter claimed the Album of the Year prize for 'The Weight of These Wings', and she also walked away with the Female Vocalist of the Year award.

MIranda - whose album was inspired by her divorce from Blake Shelton - spoke directly to her fans during her acceptance speech, thanking them "for letting me use my heartbreak and sharing it with me".

Miranda was joined on stage by producers Eric Masse, Glenn Worf and Frank Liddell, who praised the American star for articulating her personal anguish through her music.

Frank explained: "In the day and age of sound bites, I just want to thank Miranda for being willing to look deep in her soul and bringing her life into her heart."

Meanwhile, Brothers Osborne - the American country music duo composed of brothers T.J. and John Osborne - claimed two awards on the night, including Vocal Duo of the Year and New Vocal Duo Or Group of the Year.

Thomas Rhett won the Male Vocalist of the Year crown and he also claimed the Song of the Year title with 'Die a Happy Man'.

Academy of Country Music Awards winners list:

Entertainer of the Year:

Jason Aldean

Male Vocalist of the Year:

Thomas Rhett

Female Vocalist of the Year:

Miranda Lambert

Vocal Duo of the Year:

Brothers Osborne

Vocal Group of the Year:

Little Big Town

New Male Vocalist of the Year:

Jon Pardi

New Female Vocalist of the Year:

Maren Morris

New Vocal Duo Or Group of the Year:

Brothers Osborne

Album of the Year:

'The Weight of These Wings', Miranda Lambert

Single Record of the Year:

'H.O.L.Y.', Florida Georgia Line

Song of the Year:

'Die a Happy Man', Thomas Rhett

Video of the Year:

'Forever Country', Artists of Then, Now & Forever

Songwriter of the Year:

Lori McKenna

Vocal Event of the Year:

'May We All', Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw

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