The 57th CMA Awards were held on Wednesday, November 8th and they have already handed out the award for Female Vocalist of the Year.
Over two dozen artists took the stage to perform, including Female Vocalist of the Year nominees Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Kelsea Ballerini, and Lainey Wilson. While Miranda Lambert wasn’t at the awards show, she was still up for Female Vocalist, which she has been nominated for 15 times and won seven times.
Carly Pearce performed her new duet with Chris Stapleton, “We Don’t Fight Anymore” and Kelsea Ballerini sang “Leave Me Again.” Ashley McBryde took the stage to perform “Light On In The Kitchen,” and Lainey Wilson sang a very personal song titled “Wildflowers and Wild Horses.”
It felt necessary to have a song on this album that really paid homage to the hard working lifestyle and way of thinking that raised me. Wildflowers and Wild Horses is about my raising and how my family tree made me who I am today. 🌼🐎 Watch: https://t.co/HkltDBOTTC pic.twitter.com/t8eHYiMS1M
— Lainey Wilson (@laineywilson) December 2, 2022
The nominees for Female Vocalist Of The Year are…
A woman who knows a thing or two about country music – Martina McBride – handed out the award. And it went to Lainey Wilson for the second year in a row!
Wilson is quite the wordsmith, and knocked it out of the park with her acceptance speech, again! Earlier in the night, she took home the award for Album of the Year.
During her acceptance speech for Female Vocalist of the Year, she spoke about how resilient women in country are.
“If somebody tells me I can’t do it, hold my beer watch this!” she said to many applause!
Watch her full acceptance speech below!