Kacey Musgraves Takes Home the 2019 Female Vocalist of the Year CMA Award
Kacey Musgraves took home the Female Vocalist of the Year award at the 2019 CMA Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 13).
Four iconic women in country music presented the "Rainbow" singer with her award: Janie Fricke, who won the award in both 1982 and 1983, Pam Tillis, who won in 1994, Kathy Mattea, who took home the award in 1989 and 1990 and Martina McBride who won the honor in 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
"Words can't express just how meaningful and truly unbelievable this past couple of years have been," Musgraves told the audience. "But ultimately I just want to say that I feel that the female creative spirit and female energy is really needed right now, it's really important, I feel like it's something that Earth needs."
Nominees in the category also included Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.
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"So whether it's me that's up here or any of the other women in this category, I just think that it's a beautiful thing and I'm very appreciative," Musgraves continued. "Thank you so much, I love country music. I have an amazing team; they work their asses off," she added with a smile.
Musgraves concluded her acceptance speech by thanking the country music industry and sharing her thankfulness just to be at the awards show. This marked her first time winning in the Female Vocalist of the Year category.
Musgraves was also nominated for Song of the Year for "Rainbow," and she won for Music Video of the Year for the same song. She also performed a breathtaking rendition of "Rainbow Connection" alongside her personal hero, Willie Nelson, during the 2019 CMA Awards.
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