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.
The 52nd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (November 14th) at 8pm ET/PT on ABC.
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kacey Musgraves (CMA-part of country music community) OC: …watching it too. :20
“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.’ It’s fun being recognized but it’s always been fun watching it too.”
Carrie Underwood (winning Female Vocalist for 1st time) OC: …huge night, for sure. :31
“I mean I definitely didn’t expect my name to be the one to be called, so it was a surprise, so I think that’s probably why it was, I mean it’s always exciting when your name is called in any situation like that, but especially when you’re like, ‘I have no, no way. This isn’t going to happen.’ And then they called my name and it was excitement and surprise and thankfulness. It was a pretty huge night, for sure.”