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2014 CMAs: Miranda Lambert a big early winner
2014 CMAs: Miranda Lambert a big early winner

There’s a new ailment that’s terrifying the country music world – PPTSD, or “Post-Partum Taylor Swift Depression.” That was the cheeky diagnosis from Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood onstage at the 2014 Country Music Assn. Awards. Swift, whose full-throated move to pop music excluded her from many of the major categories, was a major absence at this year’s ceremony, where she had long ruled as commercial and critical juggernaut. But Swift’s exit from country music (and high-profile move to New York City) freed up room for other acts to take home top prizes. Miranda Lambert won two early prizes: single of the year for “Automatic”...

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