NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Miranda Lambert's coronation at the Country Music Association Awards came with an endorsement from none other than Loretta Lynn.
Lynn told the audience Wednesday night, "Nobody in country music is more country than Miranda."
Lambert won three CMA awards, including the coveted album of the year. She picked up her female vocalist of the year award from Lynn, who is celebrating her 50th year as a singer.
It was Lambert's 27th birthday.
Her fiance, Blake Shelton, also picked up two wins. And long-suffering Brad Paisley finally won entertainer of the year.