Girls’ Night Out Review
What a great tribute to some of the greatest female singers in the history of country music. The Academy of Country Music Girls’ Night Out on CBS Friday night honored Reba McEntire, Jennifer Nettles, Carrie Underwood, the Judds, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert and Loretta Lynn.
No female vocal duo ever won the ACM’s Vocal Duo of the Year Award more than the Judds – seven years in a row.
Reba won the ACM Female Vocalist Award more than any other female singer in history – seven times.
Jennifer Nettles is one of only two female artists in the Academy’s history to both write and perform the Song of the Year – “Stay” in 2007.
Martina is a 3-time Female Vocalist winner and is also credited with raising social consciousness of domestic violence and female empowerment issues.
Miranda is the only female artist to win the Academy’s Album of the Year honor twice for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Revolution”
Carrie Underwood is the only female artist in the Academy’s history to win Entertainer of the Year honors twice.
And any list of the greatest females in country music history has to include Loretta Lynn. In her 50 year career she’s been Entertainer of the Year, Female Voalist of the Year and Artist of the Decade.
Also honored were Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette. I thought Sarah Evans’ performance of “Stand By Your Man” was one of the highlights of the night.
Also performing were Ronnie Dunn, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, the Band Perry, John Fogerty, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill, JaneDear Girls and Little Big Town.