Miranda Lambert Receives New Honor: ACM Song of the Decade
Miranda Lambert has yet another award to add to her already robust collection, when the Academy of Country Music announced seven all-new ACM Decade Award categories on Wednesday (Sept. 4). Lambert scored the prestigious ACM Song of the Decade for "The House That Built Me," which was awarded in a surprise backstage presentation to the singer as well as songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin.
The ACM Song of the Decade Award recognizes a song that has impacted country music over the decade. The factors considered include—but are not limited to—success at radio, commercial media, sales and streaming, creative integrity, artistic merit and ACM Award recognition.
"The House That Built Me" certainly holds up to all these posts. Released in 2010, it marks Lambert's first No. 1 song, and is the fastest-rising single of her career. Additionally, it won in three separate ACM categories, including Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year; and scooped up two CMA Awards and a Grammy Award as well. The song is a poignant peek into Lambert's own upbringing, and has famously brought the singer to tears every time she performs it.
Lambert herself is the most-awarded artist in Academy history, with a total of 34 wins.
Her new Wildcard album is slated for release Nov. 1. This will be her seventh studio album and first in three years.
See Miranda Lambert and Husband at the 2019 ACM Honors