2019 CMA Awards Open With Epic Women of Country Performance

Tonight is the night for women to be seen and heard! The 53rd Annual CMA Awards opened with an epic…


Ashley Coffman Cooke

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November 13, 2019


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Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images

Tonight is the night for women to be seen and heard! The 53rd Annual CMA Awards opened with an epic medley of iconic songs from nearly every decade, leaving fans wondering where does the show even go from here?!

The incredible moment was a tribute to decades past and proved that women may not have always been in the spotlight, but they have ALWAYS left their mark.

The legendary Loretta Lynn was watching on as Terri Clark, Tanya Tucker, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Crystal Gale, Gretchen Wilson and more sang some of country music’s most legendary songs. The women finished the opening number with a powerful rendition of Martina McBride’s “Independence Day.”


Carrie Underwood, along with her special guest hosts and “shereos,” Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, then addressed the crowd for the opening monologue and wholeheartedly spoke of their obligations to women and little girls out there with a dream.

They also shared a few jokes, of course.

What do you call three women of country music hosting the CMAs?

“You’re lucky night,” said Dolly, a nine-time CMA award winner.

Underwood then explained how preparing for the show has been a blast, except for sharing the dressing room with her counterparts, explaining there was hairspray everywhere.

The jokes and banter didn’t stop there. Parton pointed to Reba and Carrie and said they were well versed in social media, but she was more concerned with social security, prompting a good laugh from the audience.

Re-live the amazing women of country music performance in the clip above.

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A passion for writing and news came at an early for Ashley Cooke.From covering school events, local concerts, news and more, the interest in allthings journalism led her to attend North Carolina State University. Fromthere she graduated with a degree in Communications/Media. Having worked atmultiple newspapers, and freelanced for a number of county music websites over theyears, her experience is far and wild. Ashley also has a keen interest formarketing and social media and believes in the power of good content. When sheisn’t looking for her next big project, she’s at home with her husband and twochildren. She also enjoys a good weekend trip and is a total food junkie.