Kacey Musgraves Wins Album of the Year for 'Golden Hour' at the 2018 CMA Awards

Kacey Musgraves won the album of the year award at Wednesday night's (Nov. 14) Country Music Association awards, for her third LP, Golden Hour.

"For all the little girls writing songs out there," introduced Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, before presenting the award to the singer-songwriter -- appropriate, given that Musgraves was the only female artist among the nominees, which also included Keith Urban (Graffiti U), Thomas Rhett (Life Changes), Dierks Bentley (The Mountain) and Chris Stapleton (From A Room, Vol. 2), last year's winner of the award.

"This is really, really crazy timing, because I just realized this morning -- it sounds like a lie -- 10 years ago today I moved to Nashville," a black-suit-clad Musgraves began her acceptance speech. "We poured everything we had into this [album], and I'm so proud of it." Musgraves went on thank her management, label, band and crew, and husband and family.

The win is Musgraves' first for album of the year, after having been nominated in 2015 for second album Pageant Material, and in 2013 for debut Same Trailer Different Park. She is also nominated for female vocalist of the year.  

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