Miranda Lambert is queen of the critics. The “We Should Be Friends” singer tops the list of artists on the Nashville Scene’s 17th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll. In addition to artist of the year and female vocalist of the year, Miranda’s The Weight of These Wings was voted album of the year and “Vice” was elected single of the year. Additionally, Maren Morris won in the new act category and was No. 4 in the artist of the year field. Her “My Church” and Hero claimed the No. 2 and No. 5 slots, respectively, on the single and album tally. Other winners include Sturgill Simpson, Brothers Osborne and Lori McKenna. This year’s Nashville Scene Country Music Critics’ Poll represents the views of 89 voting journalists from North America and beyond.
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