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Carrie Underwood Nabs Female Vocalist of the Year at the CMAs: ‘I’ve Just Become Suddenly Stupid’

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Carrie Underwood is leaving the 50th annual CMA Awards with some shiny new goodies — and no, they didn’t come in that Florida Georgia Lime soda-filled “basket of deplorables.”

The evening’s host won the female vocalist of the year award, besting the likes of Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves.

“Glory to God,” the 33-year-old declared as she accepted the honor with tears in her eyes. “Thank you, Jesus!”

After further thanking her family, the “Dirty Laundry” singer then got so emotional during her speech that she candidly declared, “I’ve just become suddenly stupid!”

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Underwood has won the honor several times before: first in 2006, then in ’07 and ’08. This year, she was also nominated for entertainer of the year, album of the year and musical event of the year with Keith Urban.

“Tonight has just been a hugely busy and crazy and wonderful night,” she said backstage after her big win. “Being able to stand up on that stage in front of all those legends, I mean, clearly I was flabbergasted.”

The star also added she chose to share the stage with other female stars because “we just really wanted to just have a lot of women on stage… gorgeous, strong, talented, amazing women because I feel like our country format could use some more.”

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Throughout the night, Underwood changed an impressive 10 times, with each outfit paying tribute to some of the country music greats in attendance, including Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.

  • Reporting by MEGAN KUHARICH