What do you name three girls internet hosting the CMAs? Your fortunate night time. That’s the joke Dolly Parton made when opening the 53rd Annual Nation Music Affiliation Awards together with cohosts Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire. And he or she couldn’t be extra on level. The legendary stars delivered a one-of-a-kind opening efficiency Wednesday in honor of nation’s largest night time.
Watch it under, and take a look at to not get chills.
What began as an attractive rendition of Parton’s 1987 hit “These Recollections of You” ended with the trio being joined on stage by a slew of sturdy and highly effective feminine nation stars together with Martina McBride, Crystal Gayle, Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker, Gretchen Wilson, Maren Morris and The Highwomen’s Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires. Different songs that have been carried out within the medley embody Tucker’s 1972 hit “Delta Daybreak,” Wilson’s 2004 hit “Redneck Girl,” Gayle’s tune “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” Clark’s tune “Higher Issues to Do,” Evans’ “Born to Fly” and McBride’s “Independence Day,” in addition to “You’re Taking a look at Nation” by Loretta Lynn and “Your Good Lady’s Gonna Go Dangerous” by Tammy Wynette.
“What higher method to kick off the #CMAawards tonight than honoring legendary girls in Nation Music?!” the present’s Twitter web page tweeted.
Whereas the legendary efficiency left viewers in awe, the three hosts have been hopeful that it will additionally encourage younger girls watching at residence. Throughout the opening monologue, McEntire admitted that this yr’s CMAs was all about feminine empowerment. “This yr we’re placing the highlight on our legends, the nice women of at the moment and the up-and-comers altering the sport,” she mentioned. “And we’re doing it for all of the little women watching tonight dreaming of ruling the world of nation music—or perhaps simply ruling the world.”
And there couldn’t be three extra spectacular girls—who collectively have 124 CMA Awards nominations underneath their sparkly belts—to affix forces to encourage at the moment’s youth. However as inspirational because the night time was, 2019 marks the primary yr that the award present was hosted by a number of girls. Whereas Underwood has hosted the present 11 occasions prior, it was at all times alongside male nation star Brad Paisley. Hopefully, final night time’s success sparks a development.
“Standing right here with Dolly and Reba means the world to me, and I’ve liked each second of working with them,” Underwood mentioned, and it confirmed in her performances all through the night time, which included a horny rendition of her hit, “Ingesting Alone.”
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