Miranda Lambert won her fifth straight female vocalist of the year award, one of three Academy of Country Music awards she took home Sunday. Miranda Lambert now has 18 trophies from the ACM Awards since she first won best new female artist in 2006.
Tim McGraw performed hosting duties for the annual Academy of Country Music special which aired Sunday. Tim McGraw suggested the idea of making the program a summer tour preview rather than a tribute show to the special's producers.
Tickets go on sale May 6 for an event featuring New Kids on the Block, James Taylor, Aerosmith, and other performers with Boston roots. Proceeds from the May 30 Boston Strong concert will go to the One Fund Boston, set up for victims of the marathon bombings.
Adele, for the second year in a row, had the best-selling album, "21." Adele's 4.4 million album sales in 2012 were followed closely by Taylor Swift's 'Red.' Gotye scored the year's top-selling song with "Somebody That I Used To Know."