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Miranda Lambert Wins Best Country Album Grammy

‘Platinum’ triumphs in the only televised country category of the broadcast

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Miranda Lambert's 'Platinum' won Best Country Album at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

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Miranda Lambert’s Platinum was named Best Country Album at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. The album, produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay and Glenn Worf, is Lambert’s fifth studio release and features the Number One singles “Automatic” and “Somethin’ Bad,” her duet with Carrie Underwood.

The win marks the second Grammy for the Texas-born singer. In 2011, she won Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “The House That Built Me.”

“I love every album in this category. I’m so thankful for this. I poured my heart and soul into this record,” Lambert said from the stage, going on to thank her producers and “all the musicians that played on this, all the writers and all the people that make it happen to get it to the fans.”

One of Platinum’s producers, Frank Liddell, competed against himself tonight. He also produced wife Lee Ann Womack’s nominated The Way I’m Livin’. Liddell and Lambert won last November’s CMA Album of the Year honors for Platinum.

Earlier in the evening, Lambert performed a blistering “Little Red Wagon,” her latest single from Platinum, that featured sky-rockets, sparks and a hefty dose of sass. While Dierks Bentley introduced Lambert’s performance, the Best Country Album was presented by Meghan Trainor, a Nashville resident, and, oddly, Nick Jonas.

Bentley’s Riser, Eric Church’s The Outsiders, Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories and Womack’s The Way I’m Livin’ were also nominated for Best Country Album. A number of country awards were handed out before the ceremony, too, with Glen Campbell taking home the trophy for Best Country Song with his swan song, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.”

Meanwhile, the Band Perry’s cover of Campbell’s “Gentle on my Mind” was named the year’s Best Country Duo/Group Performance, and Underwood’s “Something in the Water” won for Best Country Solo Performance. Rosanne Cash’s The River & the Thread earned three Grammys, including a pair of awards for the track “A Feather’s Not a Bird.” Old Crow Medicine Show’s Remedy won for Best Folk Album. 

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