Country music seems to have finally found its voice in popular culture, and that voice apparently belongs to Miranda Lambert.
The sassy songstress, most well known as tabloid fodder to much of the entertainment industry, walked away with a stack of Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night, and a new record for most consecutive wins for Female Vocalist of The Year.
Miranda took the prestigious title for the fifth consecutive time, breaking a record she shared with Martina McBride and Reba McEntire. The sum total of awards for Miranda on Wednesday night was four, and the total when considering her rapid rise to the top… 11. No other female artist can boast that honor.
Country music is as popular as it has ever been, and the fans are some of the most loyal patrons of the music industry. It’s always a sign that something is bigger than niche when a casual observer can hear a crowd of teenagers (dressed like they’re going to a rap concert) signing Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk On A Plane.” That’s the power of country.
For Miranda, she’s riding the wave of popularity, a marriage to one of the most popular male country vocalists the industry has to offer, Blake Shelton, and the tabloid rumors that the couple is splitting every six months. There is no such thing as bad publicity, and this gal has learned how to spin it like a pro. She’s also feisty enough to take on people like Chris Brown via Twitter, so many props to Miranda.