This morning she took to her Facebook to thank fans for the honor.
I woke up to the news this morning along with a hundred congrats texts and shockingly realized I won fans choice at the CCMAs last night. A personal prior commitment didnt allow me to watch the show. I didn't attend this year, as I figured taking one year off after the last 18 would be good for me as busy as I have been with several projects as of late. To be honest , I didn't think I stood a chance of winning after all of these years. My fans are absolutely dedicated and amazing and I should have known better than to underestimate them !! Thank you so much everybody for voting for me. I feel so much love and gratitude as I enter the next phase of my career. I will be back at the show next year with new music and a big smile, and will be sure to watch the re -broadcast on CMT this Friday. !!!
Taylor Swift, who, as far as I can tell, also didn't attend the awards ceremony, won Top Selling Album of the Year honors for "Red."
A full list of winners can be found at www.ccma.org.