“Oh, What A World” it’s been for country superstar Kacey Musgraves! She has officially been crowned CMA Female Vocalist of the Year for the first time ever.
Musgraves collected her trophy toward the end of the show and said, “Thank you. Words can’t express just how meaningful and truly unbelievable these past couple of years have been. Ultimately, I just want to say that I feel that the female creative spirit, female energy, it’s really needed right now. It’s really important.”
“I feel like it’s something that earth needs, so whether it’s me that’s up here or any other women in this category, I just think that it’s a beautiful thing. I’m really thankful to be here.”
This marks Musgraves’ first win in the category for Female Vocalist of the Year at the CMA Awards and her second win of the night. Prior to the broadcast, she took home the award for Music Video of the Year for “Rainbow,” directed by Hannah Lux Davis.
Musgraves’ win also means she has now broken the streak of Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert trading wins in the category. Lambert and Underwood have dominated the category since 2006 with the exception of 2009, when Taylor Swift took home the trophy. They were also in the running this year, alongside fellow contenders Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini.
This 2019 CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood alongside legends Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. were ultimately a win for all women in country music. In fact, the program’s show-opener welcomed a star-studded lineup of female powerhouses, including The Highwomen, Tanya Tucker, Martina McBride, Terri Clark, Sara Evans and more.