"I Needed a Bright Spot This Year": Miranda Lambert Gets Emotional in Her CMAs Acceptance Speech

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Without outright mentioning her ex-husband and his new girlfriend (opens in new tab) or Brad Paisley's maybe-on-purpose Ashley Madison fumble (opens in new tab) earlier in the night, Miranda Lambert alluded to the tough times she's been going through in her graceful acceptance speech at Wednesday evening's CMA Awards.

"Hi guys, thank you so much," she said (opens in new tab) after winning Female Vocalist of the Year for the sixth time in a row (!). "Man, I really appreciate it. I needed a bright spot this year, so thank you. I love country music fans, and I'm just going to keep it short, but Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton (opens in new tab), thank you very much. I'm going to go home and practice. Thank y'all very much, I love y'all."

Sweet and a little sad, but judging by her powerhouse performance of "Bathroom Sink," she's not letting a little heartbreak get her down.

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.