WATCH: Lainey Wilson Brought To Tears When Miranda Lambert Surprised Her With First-Ever ACM Award Win

Lainey Wilson was named New Female Artist Of The Year ahead of the 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards. The news was announced on Friday morning, March 4, after the chart-topping singer was surprised by Lambert, an artist who Wilson…

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Lainey Wilson and Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy of ACM Awards YouTube

Lainey Wilson was named New Female Artist Of The Year ahead of the 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards.

The news was announced on Friday morning, March 4, after the chart-topping singer was surprised by Lambert, an artist who Wilson has long admired within the music industry. 

Wilson, who was expecting to do a last minute interview, joined a Zoom call and was shocked to see Lambert on the other end of the call. When Lambert popped on the screen, Wilson was confused and laughed saying, “This ain’t what I thought it was… I thought I was about to do an interview with some people in Vegas.”

“I’m nervous right now, I don’t know what’s about to happen,” Wilson admitted.

Moments later Lambert delivered the exciting news of her big award win.

“Well, I called to tell you some news, you my friend are the winner of the New Female Artist at the ACM Awards this year,” Lambert shared with a smile on her face. “I could not be happier, you’re going to make me cry, because I’m so happy for you.”

“Holy shit!” Wilson said in shock, while happy tears streamed down her face before adding, “If there’s anybody who understands the freakin’ blood, sweat and tears, it’s you.”

“I’m so proud of you and when they called yesterday, I was like hell yeah,” Lambert exclaimed, which Wilson added, “I’m so glad it’s you like oh my god!”

Lambert went on to gushed over Wilson’s first-ever ACM Award win.

“I’m so happy for you, it’s awesome, you so deserve it honey,” Lambert said to the Platinum-selling singer. “You’re my fave and I love getting to be friends with you and when I heard that yesterday, I was like this is so good. It made my heart happy.”

Wilson then thanked Lambert and praised her for “paving the damn way” for her to be able to “have an opportunity like this.”

“To go to your first ACMs and to go as a winner that’s badass,” Lambert said with excitement.

Wilson will also perform during the coveted awards show ceremony.

Co-hosted by global icon Dolly Parton, Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen, the 2022 ACM Awards will take place on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

“I am so excited to be hosting the ACM Awards on March 7 from Vegas. Watch for us because we’re going to have some fun,” Parton previously shared.

For the first time ever, the show will stream on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, rather than on CBS. This marks the first time a major awards show has livestreamed exclusively.

The show promises to be a nonstop party, bringing legendary artists together with today’s favorites for exciting and unexpected collaborations, surprising moments fans will never forget, and world television-premiere performances.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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