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Sunday, April 7, 2013
– Miranda Lambert continued her good run tonight at the ACMs by taking the Female Vocalist of the Year Award.
Lambert took it over Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Martina McBride and Kacey Musgraves.
"I thought for sure Carrie had it this year, and she sure deserved it," Lambert said. She then talked about a dream concert she saw the previous night with Reba McEntire, Faith Hill and Kelly Clarkson performing. An emotional Lambert then let the tears flow.
Show host and husband Blake Shelton then came out and said, "Whew" with apparent joy about the win.
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