Kacey Musgraves gained the album the 12 months award at Wednesday night time's (Nov. 14) Country Music Association awards, for her third LP, Golden Hour.

"For all of the little ladies writing songs on the market," launched Karen Fairchild Little Big Town, earlier than presenting the award to the singer-songwriter — applicable, on condition that Musgraves was the one feminine artist among the many nominees, which additionally included Keith Urban (Graffiti U), Thomas Rhett (Life Changes), Dierks Bentley (The Mountain) and Chris Stapleton (From A Room, Vol. 2), final 12 months's winner the award.

"This is actually, actually loopy timing, as a result of I simply realized this morning — it feels like a lie — 10 years in the past immediately I moved to Nashville," a black-suit-clad Musgraves started her acceptance speech. "We poured every part we had into this album], and I'm so proud it." Musgraves went on thank her administration, label, band and crew, and husband and household.

The win is Musgraves' first for album the 12 months, after having been nominated in 2015 for second album Pageant Material, and in 2013 for debut Same Trailer Different Park. She can be nominated for feminine vocalist the 12 months.