Miranda Lambert Takes Home Trophy for ACM Album of the Year

Miranda Lambert put everything into her latest record, and the dedication paid off as she took home the gold for the ACM Album of the Year.

Written by Kelly Brickey
Miranda Lambert Takes Home Trophy for ACM Album of the Year
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Kevin Winter/ACMA2017/Getty Images for ACM

Miranda Lambert put her heart and soul into her latest record, The Weight of These Wings, and the dedication paid off as she took home the gold with the ACM Album of the Year Award.

“I just want to say thank you for letting me use my heartbreak and sharing it with me and thanks to my daddy, Rick Lambert, who’s here tonight for this beautiful title and these amazing people. Eric [Masse], Glenn [Worf] and Frank [Liddell],” said Lambert in her poignant acceptance speech.

Artists like Kacey Musgraves to the Dixie Chicks to Toby Keith have taken home this coveted award for their work, which honors the artist, producers and record company or label they released their work on. Liddell, who helped produce the album, gave some candid advice to the dreamers out there to just be honest within their creations.

“I just want to thank, in the day and age of soundbites, I just want to thank Miranda for being known to looking deep into her soul and bringing her life into her art. And guys, any songwriters out there, tell the truth. It’s more interesting,” Liddell said.

With the exception of her debut album, Kerosene, each of Miranda Lambert’s previous albums have been awarded the ACM Album of the Year Honor: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2007, Revolution in 2009, Four the Record in 2011, and Platinum in 2014 and she remains on a roll with this win for her latest project.

Filled with worthy artists and their career-changing works, the ACM Album of the Year category for this year saw other nominees like Keith Urban for Ripcord, Dierks Bentley for Black, Maren Morris for Hero and Florida Georgia Line for Dig Your Roots.

The 52nd Annual ACM Awards were hosted by Bentley and Luke Bryan, and celebrated right in the heart of Las Vegas.

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