Miranda Lambert’s Platinum has won the singer-songwriter the second CMA Album of the Year award of her career. Beating an all-male group of competitors in the category, Platinum is only the sixth album by a solo female artist in CMA history to win the award, and Lambert is the first woman to earn the honor twice. She previously won for Revolution in 2010.
“I was just sittin’ there watchin’ that whole reel pass, thinkin’ how great every album in that category is. I have ’em all and they’re amazing,” Lambert said, her voice beginning to quaver as she accepted the honor with two of the album’s producers, Chuck Ainlay and Frank Liddell, standing behind her. “I really poured my heart and soul into this one more than ever.” Lambert also noted that she wrote and sang on the record with “a lot of my friends” and thanked her fans and country radio for supporting the LP, which became her fifth to top the country chart.
The women who have previously won in this category include Taylor Swift (Fearless, 2009), Lee Ann Womack (There’s More Where That Came From, 2005), Dixie Chicks (Fly, 2000), Patty Loveless (When Fallen Angels Fly, 1995) and Anne Murray (A Little Good News, 1984).