Kacey Musgraves gained the album of the yr award at Wednesday night time's (Nov. 14) Country Music Association awards, for her third LP, Golden Hour.
"For all of the little ladies writing songs on the market," launched Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, earlier than presenting the award to the singer-songwriter — acceptable, provided that Musgraves was the one feminine artist among the many nominees, which additionally included Keith Urban (Graffiti U), Thomas Rhett (Life Changes), Dierks Bentley (The Mountain) and Chris Stapleton (From A Room, Vol. 2), final yr's winner of the award.
"This is de facto, actually loopy timing, as a result of I simply realized this morning — it seems like a lie — 10 years in the past at present I moved to Nashville," a black-suit-clad Musgraves started her acceptance speech. "We poured the whole lot we had into this [album], and I'm so happy with it." Musgraves went on thank her administration, label, band and crew, and husband and household.
The win is Musgraves' first for album of the yr, after having been nominated in 2015 for second album Pageant Material, and in 2013 for debut Same Trailer Different Park. She can be nominated for feminine vocalist of the yr.