Sassy and sweet Miranda Lambert snagged a much-deserved award for CMT Performance of the Year at the 2013 CMT Music Awards for 'Over You,' a song inspired by husband Blake Shelton's late brother.  

Dog and Beth from Dog the Bounty Hunter presented this award, which had lots of top nominees in addition to Lambert, including Dierks Bentley's ’5-1-5-0′ (from ‘CMT Unplugged’), Eric Church's ‘Homeboy’ (from 2012 CMT ‘Artists of the Year’), Luke Bryan and Ryan Tedder's ‘Drunk on You / Feel Again’ (from 2012 CMT ‘Artists of the Year’), Rascal Flatts and Journey's, ‘Don’t Stop Believin” (from ‘CMT Crossroads’) and Toby Keith's, ‘Beers Ago’ (from 2012 CMT ‘Artists of the Year’).

However, in the midst of such heated competition, Lambert's ‘Over You’ (from 2012 CMT ‘Artists of the Year’) won easily.

She was excited as ever when she accepted her award. "Thank you CMTs, this is awesome!" she exclaimed, adding, "This is great, I didn't even know I was going to be up for that award..."

Lambert went on to reflect on why she received the award, saying, "I got to perform 'Over You' which is such a special song to me... I have to give a special thanks to my husband who was my co-writer for that song."

Last year's winner was Jason Aldean for his hit 'Tattoos on This Town.' This year, Lambert truly deserved this award, as the touching song clearly resonated with millions of fans.