Miranda Lambert: I'm a normal country girl with a great job (Video)
Miranda Lambert and her husband Blake Shelton took home Female and Male Vocalist of the Year awards at the 2011 Country Music Association Awards on November 9, but the singer says she doesn't plan to get a big head.
"I think I'll always be the same," Lambert told OnTheRedCarpet.com before the 45th Annual CMA Awards. "I have a good foundation and great parents - a mom that would tell me to get off my high horse in a second if I needed to. I'm really just a normal country girl, I just happen to have a really great job."
Lambert and Shelton got married on May 14 and previously took home the his-and-hers CMA statues for male and female vocalists of the year in 2010.
"Congrats to my hubby too," Lambert said in her acceptance speech, before telling Shelton, "It's gonna be a good night tonight baby!"
Lambert, 27, is known for her hits song like "The House That Built Me" off her 2009 album "Revolution." Shelton also has a successful country music career with his hits "Hillbilly Bone" and "Austin."
The couple had been dating for six years at the time of their marriage and 34-year-old Shelton proposed in May 2010. It is the first marriage for Lambert while Shelton was married to Kaynette Williams between 2003 and 2006. They had no children.
The couple has been living in Los Angeles on-and-off over the past year because Shelton is also a coach on NBC's reality singing competition "The Voice."
"I'm [in Los Angeles] more than I would love to be lately because of 'The Voice,' but Blake's been out there a lot and we're going to be out there a whole lot coming up for 'The Voice,'" Lambert continued. "But he got me a pretty house I can just hang out in while he's working, so it'll do."
Lambert won a Grammy and multiple trophies at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in April. Lambert and Shelton were both nominated for American Music Awards for Favorite Male and Female Artist ( See a full list of AMA nominees).
"It's cool to be nominated for not just a Country Music Award, but for all music," Lambert said of her American Music Awards nomination. "It's cool to be getting out there more than just in country. The CMAs are always such a great event. You meet all these artists on the road and you become friends and this is the time that everyone can come together in Nashville and sort of connect and catch up."
Lambert's latest album "Four the Record" has been very successful, but the country singer mostly seems glad that people are starting to understand her.
"I feel like after 'Revolution' came out, which was my last album, people really started to get me as an artist and I was always a little left of center, but with that album I feel like people really got to know who I was and what I'm about," Lambert said. "My new record just came out this week or last week, called 'Four the Record' and it debuted at number one and I sold twice as many as I ever had in my first week. It's really cool, just validating that people are understanding me."
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com that also produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet"(check for local TV listings).