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Graciously accepting the award, Lambert was glowing when she made her short speech and collected the trophy on the Bridgestone Arena stage in Nashville. "It's what I live for," she said, with her producers by her side. She continued: "Thank you so much for loving it, too."
Last year's prize went to Taylor Swift for 'Fearless' -- though the 20-year-old pop/country starlet wasn't eligible for this year's Album of the Year Award without a proper release in time for the nominations.
Watch Miranda Lambert's 'The House That Built Me' video after the jump.