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Little Big Town Beat Out the Competition for CMA’s Vocal Group of the Year

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Little Big Town sure had a busy night at the 2012 CMA Awards. The band kicked off the night by snagging the Single of the Year trophy for ‘Pontoon,’ and later returned to pick up a second award for Vocal Group of the Year.

The award was delivered by Scotty McCreery‘s now-famous baritone voice. McCreery joined Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson onstage to present the trophy. Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, the Band Perry and Zac Brown Band were also nominated for Vocal Group of the Year, but in the end the foursome came out on top.

If Little Big Town was excited when they won Single of the Year for ‘Pontoon,’ they were absolutely ecstatic to be named the CMA Vocal Group of the Year. After enveloping each other in hugs and shaking with excitement, they made their way to the stage to accept the award.

“This has been a 13-year journey,” Kimberly Schlapman said.

“We’re living proof that if you work really, really hard and chase your dream, all the good stuff happens and it follows you,” vocalist Karen Fairchild said before thanking Nashville for community support.

The band continued to thank their mamas and daddies, their babies, their record label, their fans and, repeatedly, they thanked Jesus. They were so excited that they ran out of time to talk, and host Brad Paisley had to awkwardly cut them off. But he directed fans to the Little Big Town Twitter page to hear what else they have to say… to Jesus.

Congratulations to Little Big Town on a great night at the CMAs!

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