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Miranda Lambert Wins 2012 American Country Award for Single of the Year by a Female Artist With ‘Over You’

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Miranda Lambert won Single of the Year by a Female Artist at the 2012 American Country Awards tonight (Dec. 10) for her song ‘Over You,’ which she co-wrote with husband Blake Shelton about the death of his brother, Richie.

“Thank you to Blake, my husband, for writing an amazing song,” Lambert said, pointing out that Shelton wasn’t there because he was at the live show for ‘The Voice,’ where he has two contestants in the semi-finals, doubling his chance of winning. The adoring wife said onstage that she TiVo’ed the show and can’t wait to get home and watch it, because she is nervous about the competition. She added that she hoped that her hubby TiVo’ed the ACAs, too, so he could see that they won for their song.

That was, hands down, one of the sweetest, most loving and romantic public awards show speeches that we’ve ever seen in our lives. The love that Lambert feels for Shelton just exploded out of the TV screen.

Congrats to both Lambert and Shelton for this award. Even though it was Single of the Year by a Female Artist (and last we checked, ol’ Blake doesn’t have lady parts), it’s truly a shared accolade, given the emotional denseness of the song and the way it bonds and connects both the performer and the co-writer.

Next: See a Full List of Winners From the 2012 ACAs

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