Country singer Miranda Lambert won her first Grammy Award ever on the night that she made her debut performance at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.
She ran up the stage in excitement at the Staples Center in Los Angeles after her single “The House That Built Me” won the award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, beating out “Satisfied” by Jewel, “Swingin’” by LeAnn Rimes, “Temporary Home” by Carrie Underwood, and “I’d Love To Be Your Last” by Gretchen Wilson.
The 27-year-old singer’s “The House That Built Me” also won the Country Music Association’s Music Video of the Year in 2010.
Earlier in the night, rock band Train won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for its live rendition of “Hey, Soul Sister.”
The Grammy Awards, which are telecast on CBS at 8 p.m. EST/PST, are considered the most prestigious award of the American recording industry.