Watch Walker Hayes, Riley Green & More Play ‘Finish the Lyric: Women of Country Edition’

The 2019 CMA Awards was a celebration of country music’s greatest females, so our host for the evening, Katie Austin,…


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November 18, 2019


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The 2019 CMA Awards was a celebration of country music’s greatest females, so our host for the evening, Katie Austin, decided to put artists’ lyrical knowledge to the test with a game of Finish the Lyric: Women of Country Edition.

Watch the clip above as Walker Hayes, Riley Green, Gabby Barrett, Justin Moore, Jordan Davis, Scotty McCreery, The Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean, newlyweds Tyler Rich and Sabina Gadecki, Stephanie Quayle, Travis Denning, Chase Rice, Mitchell Tenpenny, Home Free and more try to complete the lyrics to Miranda Lambert’s “Kerosene,” Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats,” Reba’s “Fancy” Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5,” Faith Hill’s “Breathe,” Shania Twain’s Man! I Feel Like a Woman!,” Maren Morris’ “My Church,” Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” and Trisha Yearwood’s “She’s In Love With The Boy.”

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and special guests Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, was held Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.