CMA Awards: Newlyweds Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Score

CMAs: Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
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updated 11/09/2011 AT 11:00 PM EST

originally published 11/09/2011 AT 09:15 PM EST

Call it a belated wedding present.

Newlyweds Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert took home a pair of CMA Awards Wednesday night, for male and female vocalist of the year, respectively.

"Congrats to my hubby too," Lambert said in her acceptance speech and, addressing her husband: "It's gonna be a good night tonight baby!"

Shelton responded by rubbing his hands together with a sly grin from the audience.





The Band Perry's Big Night

Meanwhile, at this year's CMAs for the second time as nominees, The Band Perry had three big reasons to celebrate.

The country trio – composed of siblings Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry and Neil Perry – took home honors for new artist of the year, single of the year and song of the year for their hit single "If I Die Young" at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

"We have six pairs of fingers crossed," Kimberly Perry said on the red carpet before their heart-and-soulful ballad swept.

And the Other Winners Are ...

Taylor Swift took home the night's biggest prize, entertainer of the year.

"You have made my year," she said, giving shout outs to singers she's collaborated with, including Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney and Nicki Minaj.

Also picking up a trophy: Sugarland, consisting of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, who were crowned the vocal duo of the year.



The band paid tribute to their fans, specifically those in Indiana who stayed by their sides after seven people were killed and dozens more were injured when a stage collapsed before their performance at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in August.

"Our fans saved us this year," Bush said as he accepted the award. "Thank you to our good folks in Indiana."

Continuing their reign for the past two years, Lady Antebellum once again took home honors for vocal group of the year. Jason Aldean also won big for album of the year for "My Kinda Party."

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