Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Lead CMA Winners and New Reba and Ashley Monroe Songs

Ken Morton, Jr. | November 2nd, 2012

  • It was the Blake and Miranda show last night at the 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards Ceremony last night with the married couple hauling in trophies for four different awards. What were your favorite highlights and lowlights? Here is a list of the winners:
    • Entertainer of the year- Blake Shelton
    • Female vocalist- Miranda Lambert
    • Male vocalist- Blake Shelton
    • New artist- Hunter Hayes
    • Vocal group- Little Big Town
    • Vocal duo- Thompson Square
    • Single- “Pontoon” – Little Big Town
    • Album- ChiefEric Church
    • Song- “Over You” – performed by Miranda Lambert- written by Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton
    • Musical event- “Feel Like a Rock Star” – Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
    • Music video- “Red Solo Cup” – Toby Keith
    • Musician- Mac McAnally
  • Entertainment Weekly gave a nice review of the night as a whole.
  • E! Online shared the five biggest “jaw-droppers” from the night. They also shared their thoughts on the best-dressed of the night.
  • Billboard shared some of the highlights of the night including some press room quotes fromShelton and Lambert.
  • Pistol Annie Ashley Monroe let the first solo single off of her upcoming Vince Gill-produced album out of the bag. Listen to “Like a Rose” here.
  • Shooter Jennings is in an ugly feud with John Mayer.
  • Miranda Lambert is the new face of the “Got Milk” ad campaign.
  • Blake Shelton will be hosting a holiday television special called “Blake’s Not So Family Christmas Show” on December 3 on NBC.
  • Speaking of Shelton, there are rumors that Dolly Parton could replace him on The Voice.
  • The Abrams Brothers unveiled a new music video for “Northern Exposure.”
  • Reba McEntire sang the new theme song for her sitcom “Malibu County” on Good Morning America. USA Today isn’t a fan of the new sitcom.
  • Saving Country Music reviewed the truly outstanding new Cigarettes & Truckstops album from Linda Ortega. “Cigarettes & Truckstops is a succulent endeavor into the very fabric of country music, dusting off country’s roots, adding a little rockabilly, and re-emerging with them in a sexy and relevant candor, talking care free about drugs and danger, and not doing anything to be cool but being herself.”
  • Garth Brooks“contemporary influence still looms large” according to Nashville Scene.
  • Chris Talbott discussed Eric Church’s rise to stardom for the Washington Post.
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame will honor guitarist Billy Sanford on November 17.
  1. Ben Foster
    November 2, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Very happy for Little Big Town. Their wins last night seem to be a sign that their comeback just might have some gas in the tank after all. It’s great to see them getting some recognition.

    That new Ashley Monroe song is killer. These days, anything that’s Vince Gill-produced instantly gets my attention. Can’t wait to hear that album.

  2. scooter
    November 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Ashley Monroe was one of those artists that was under the radar for me for a long time. Now I’ve discovered her, I can’t wait to hear anything she writes or sings. I like her solo stuff much better than anything the Pistol Annies have done.

  3. Jon
    November 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Vince looked like he was having fun.

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