Miranda Lambert celebrated her 27th birthday by winning Album of the Year for Revolution at the 44th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, one of several awards going to Lambert Wednesday night, including the coveted Female Vocalist of the Year Award.
Lady Antebellum won the first award of the night for Single of the Year for their smash hit, "Need You Now." They also won for Vocal Group of the Year. Lambert won Song of the Year and Video of the Year for "The House That Built Me."
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosted the annual awards show and kicked off the night with Keith Urban singing "Songs Like This."
Lambert had the most nominations of any artist going into the awards, with nine nominations. "I got to make country music history, which is what everybody hopes for in this industry, because I had the most nominations of any female ever, so...I"m having a great day already," she said on the red carpet. "It's my 27th birthday, so I'm hoping the best birthday would be to take home obviously a CMA."
Lambert's boyfriend, Blake Shelton, won Male Vocalist of the Year.
Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow had her country music debut with Vince Gill, singing the title song for her new movie, Country Strong, with Tim McGraw. Other performers included a duet by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire and Keith Urban.
The 2010 CMA Awards are airing live on ABC (KATV Ch. 7 in Little Rock).