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Lambert cut wins ACM song of the year

Sunday, April 3, 2011The House That Built Me, recorded by Miranda Lambert won the ACM Song of the Year. The award actually goes to songwriters to Allen Shamblin and Tom Douglas.

Lambert was clearly excited, clapping right after the award was announced.

Lambert did not say anything in winning the award. Instead, she left the honors to Shamblin, who wrote the song with Douglas. Shamblin thanked his parents for the house he had and wished that those kids without homes have a house that can build them also.

Others nominated were:

A Little More Country Than That, Easton Corbin Songwriters: Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress, Wynn Varble

As She's Walking Away, Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson Songwriters: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette

If I Die Young, The Band Perry Songwriter: Kimberly Perry Love Like Crazy, Lee Brice Songwriters: Tim James, Doug Johnson

This was Lambert's second win of the evening. Off camera, she took the Video of the Year for the same song.

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