With Shelton at her side, Lambert takes home her first Grammy for "The House That Built Me" at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards. "I love country music," the singer says in her acceptance speech for best female country vocal performance.
As her fiancé co-hosts the show, Lambert takes center stage herself, snagging Academy of Country Music awards for female vocalist of the year, single and song of the year and music video of the year for her Grammy-winning ballad "The House that Built Me." The following year, Lambert takes home the female vocalist award again.
Lambert, 27, and Shelton, 34, exchange vows in Boerne, Texas, north of San Antonio. "I'm just excited to be married because I want to tell Blake I really can love him the rest of my life and be happy and make him happy," the bride told PEOPLE before the nuptials, which is attended by Katherine Heigl, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson.
Lambert releases her fourth album, Four the Record, which debuts at No. 1 on the country charts. "Different people will have different favorite songs and that's what I like about it," she says of her diverse album. "I can reach the mass audience if I come from different perspectives on every song."
The singer takes home her second trophy for female vocalist of the year at the CMA Awards, and shares an emotional win with husband Shelton for song of the year, awarded to their duet, "Over You." "Thank you, Blake, for allowing me to sing this beautiful song and write it with you," she says of the track, which was inspired by Shelton's late brother, in her tearful acceptance speech.
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