• November 7, 2013
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‘The 47th Annual CMA Awards’ – Backstage Quote Book

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Following their big wins during “The 47th Annual CMA Awards,” the stars made their way backstage to chat with press about the honors they received. Some, like George Strait, were left nearly speechless after their wins, and others, like Blake Shelton, had the media cracking up with their remarks.

See what the night’s biggest winners had to say below…

George Strait - CMA Awards 2013 - CountryMusicIsLove“I thought maybe there was an outside shot (of winning), but not really seriously. Obviously I didn’t prepare anything to say. But I’m blown away by it, totally. I’m just glad that I can still come to these things and be sort of relevant.” – George Strait, Entertainer of the Year

Kacey Musgraves - CMA Awards 2013 - CountryMusicIsLove“Honestly (it was) a complete shock. I really didn’t think I was gonna get this. This first year has been pretty indescribable. It’s amazing what 52 weeks can do to a person. I can’t even wrap my brain around this moment.” –  Kacey Musgraves, New Artist of the Year

Little Big Town - CMA Awards 2013 - CountryMusicIsLove“This is such a big honor and you want to live up to it. All we ever wanted to do is make music together and make music for the fans and we’re getting to do that on a bigger platform with things like this.” – Little Big Town, Vocal Group of the Year

Florida Georgia Line - CMA Awards 2013 - CountryMusicIsLove“We’re just very blessed, very humbled and excited to be a part of it. I mean it is really crazy for two guys with one dream from two different places to meet up, and who love writing songs, to chase a dream. It is a testament to hard work. Country music fans are the best in the world and they’ve given us an amazing life and we’re gonna continue to give back with hopefully amazing songs.” – Florida Georgia Line, Vocal Duo of the Year, Single of the Year

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton - CMA Awards 2013 - CountryMusicIsLove“I never know what the thing is that makes it your year or not your year, but I think our thing, we’re starting to feel like the people at the party who never passes it around, you know what I’m saying? I don’t know what we’re doing and why I’m standing here holding this again, but it’s awesome.” – Blake Shelton, Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year

“To have tied with Reba McEntire, she’s royalty in country music, and I can’t believe, I’m gonna be 30 years old on Sunday, and to have tied with her as Female Vocalist, I just keep waiting for it to be over and it’s not over and I’m so thankful.” – Miranda Lambert, Female Vocalist of the Year

Taylor Swift - CMA Awards 2013 - CountryMusicIsLove“You have the ultimate surprise, which was my former bosses who all took me under their wing and took me out on tour with them as an opening act, all of them walking out on stage together and standing there and (I’m) just thinking ‘This is out of a dream. This isn’t a real thing that’s happening to me right now.’” – Taylor Swift, Pinnacle Award recipient, Musical Event of the Year, and Music Video of the Year

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