“Women Of Country” Perform Epic CMA Opener That’s Being Called The Best Ever.

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Country music wouldn’t be the same without its incredible female stars. But sadly, women in the genre are often underrepresented on the radio, charts, and at award shows.

That’s why the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards was all about celebrating women. The legendary Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, and Reba McEntire hosted this year’s event on November 13 in Nashville, Tennessee. As the queen of country aptly put it, “What do you call three women hosting the CMAs? Your lucky night!”

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“This year we’re putting the spotlight on our legends, the great ladies of today and the up-and-comers changing the game,” McEntire said. “And we’re doing it for all the little girls watching tonight dreaming of ruling the world of country music — or maybe just ruling the world.”

The trio kicked off the show with Parton’s “Those Memories of You,” which morphed into an unforgettable medley of iconic country songs. In total, the opener featured 16 of the biggest female artists in country singing across two stages.

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Loretta Lynn, the first woman to win the CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year, watched from the audience, where she received a shout-out from Jennifer Nettles and Little Big Town.

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Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, Martina McBride, Tanya Tucker, and Gretchen Wilson, along with Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires of The Highwomen also lent their powerful voices to the epic performance.

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The group of powerhouses sang “Your Good Girl is Gonna Go Bad,” “Born to Fly,” “You’re Lookin’ at Country,” “Delta Dawn,” and “Redneck Woman,” among other famous hits, closing with McBride’s “Independence Day.”

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Fans called the “Women of Country Performance” the best CMA Awards opening in years, and we couldn’t agree more! These ladies deserve to be recognized as the queens they all are.

Listen as the stars shine together in the video below. Share to celebrate all the talented women in music!

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