Texan firecracker Miranda Lambert is going home with just a little more than two pieces of hardware. She won both Album of the Year for “Four The Record” and Female Vocalist of the Year at Sunday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS. With her Album of the year win, Miranda has joined an exclusive club with only Alabama.
The Album of the Year award was first introduced in 1967, and first won by Glen Campbell for “Gentle On My Mind.” Since then, only four acts have won the award with three different albums in ACM history – and only two with three consecutive albums. George Strait and Alan Jackson both have won the award three times, but it is only Miranda and Alabama who won it consecutively. Miranda is also the only female artist to make the list.
Miranda’s three albums that have given her Album of the Year bragging rights are “Four The Record,” “Revolution,” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Alabama’s three consecutive wins were for their three albums “Roll On,” “The Closer You Get,” and, “Feels So Right.”
While legends Alan and George did not win it three times in a row, they each won it three times with their albums – Alan with “Drive,” “A Lot About Livin’,” and, “Don’t Rock The Juke Box.” George took home his awards for “Carrying Your Love With Me,” “Blue Clear Sky,” and, “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind.”