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Miranda Lambert accepts the award for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 45th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 9, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Miranda Lambert is having a great week. On the eve of her birthday, Lambert took home her second consecutive CMA female vocalist of the year trophy and her new album, "Four the Record," debuts at No. 1 this week on the Top Country Albums chart. Each of Lambert's four solo albums -- along with her collaboration with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley as the Pistol Annies -- has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's premiere country list.

"It's kind of crazy," Lambert said of the accomplishment. "You hope, when you get into this business, that you can make history and to actually see it happening is a dream come true. I worked my butt off and it's like 'Thank you God! It's paying off.'"

Lambert said she didn't have a speech prepared for her female vocalist win and didn't remember what she said on stage in her acceptance speech. "I have no idea what I said, but apparently everyone thinks Blake's getting lucky," she said referring to her husband, male vocalist winner Blake Shelton. Let's Watch:

"It's my birthday in an hour and I have a lot to celebrate."


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The year has been such a whirlwind that Lambert says it's been difficult to take time to process it all.

"I have so much to be thankful for and so much has happened that I don't even remember right now because it's crazy and hectic. Releasing an album right on the heels of a huge tour is exhausting and this is a great way to end all that. [I'm going to] sit around at Christmas and google myself because I have no idea what I've been doing. I'm so thankful. I'm trying to start being better about living in the moment because every moment is so great right now. I'm trying to just absorb it all, stay humble and keep moving forward."

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