They are young, gorgeous and mega talented but only one of these five women of country will walk away with CMA vocalist of the year - who will it be?
Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves will vie for this year’s CMA Female Vocalist of the Year. Both released critically-acclaimed new projects this past year – Carrie with Cry Pretty and Kacey with Golden Hour.
Kacey, who was named New Artist of the Year in 2013 and picked up an award for CMA Song of the Year in 2014 for “Follow Your Arrow,” felt a part of the country music community after winning her first award. ““I got Best New Artist in 2013 and that was crazy because it had just been a lot of hard work from me and my whole team to get to that point and it’s just like, ‘Okay, here we are. Here we’re going. I’m a part of the country music community. We’re doing this.’” Kacey is also nominated for Album of the Year for Golden Hour.
Carrie has four Female Vocalist of the Year Awards (2006-2008, 2016) under her belt, and she is once again nominated. When she was first named Female Vocalist, she was surprised to hear her name being called.
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR