Miranda Lambert Becomes Most-Decorated Artist in ACM History

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Miranda Lambert’s performance schedule isn’t slowing down any time soon. She recently announced “The Bandwagon Tour,” featuring Little Big Town with appearances by the Turnpike Troubadours and Tenille Townes. Lambert knows how to keep her fans happy. This country music pistol out of Texas made history not long ago, becoming the most decorated artist ever in the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs) with a total of 32 career wins.

The ACMs were held on April 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where country’s best stars shone for the 53rd event in its history. Opening on a more subdued note than in years past, it began with Lambert, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris (a fellow Texas songstress), and Thomas Rhett paying tribute to the shooting victims of the Route 91 Harvest festival in October of last year.

Miranda Lambert, The Weight of these Wings

Photo: Facebook/Miranda Lambert

Following that, the show featured two dozen additional performances. Lambert continued her current reign of ACM awards and broke the record for the most wins in the academy’s history. That night, for the ninth consecutive time, she won female vocalist of the year. She went on to win song of the year for the acoustic “Tin Man,” a ballad she co-wrote with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall. “Thank you guys so much for sharing my broken heart with me,” she said during the acceptance of her trophy. “Tin Man” was released on her most recent album, entitled “The Weight of These Wings.” The record came out in 2016 following her much-publicized divorce from Blake Shelton. The singer accepted her awards with characteristic poise and continued the celebration with fans on her social media pages following the event.