Miranda Lambert teared up onstage beside husband Blake Shelton at the CMA Awards on Thursday night as he accepted the award for Song of the Year for Over You, written about his late brother who died in an accident.
"I lost my brother in a car wreck when I was 14-years-old, and later in life when I decided I wanted to be a country singer, my dad always told me, 'Son, you should write a song about your brother,' " said Shelton, who thanked Lambert for finally getting him to write the emotional song.
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"I just needed the right person to write this song with and the right person to sing it," he added. "I love you so much, baby."
The honor was the first of three for the Voice mentor who won big at the night's ceremony, taking home the prestigious statues at the show hosted in Nashville Tennessee by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.
Shelton won for Male Vocalist of the Year for the third time as well as Entertainer of the Year, right before his wife would head onstage to earn the same honor for the third time as well.
Read below for a roundup of the rest of the night's winners:
Entertainer of the Year: Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
New Artist of the Year: Hunter Hayes
Album of the Year: Eric Church, Chief
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
Song of the Year: Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, Over You
Vocal Duo of the Year: Thompson Square
Single of the Year: Little Big Town, Pontoon
Music Video of the Year: Toby Keith, Red Solo Cup
Musical Event of the Year: Kenny Chesney's duet with Tim McGraw for Feel Like A Rock Star
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