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  • Kaitlin Popow

An Ode to Girls: The 2019 CMAs

Last night was the 53rd annual Country Music Awards. A night honoring women, graced with stunning collaborations, tearful tributes and powerful moments.

The CMAs opened with a tribute to women, a theme that has been prominent in 2019. The host's Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Dolly Parton started the show with their personal rendition of "Those Memories of You" with the women of country music's past and present joining in.

However, the ode to women truly began on the red carpet with Jennifer Nettles, who wore a cape reading "play our f*cking records, please and thank you." Once inside the Sugarland singer stuck with the theme, lost the cape, and wore a suit jacket that read simply, "equal pay."

As the night went on stars like, Dan and Shay, Reba McEntire and Maren Morris performed, stunning the crowd time after time. Morris was the top artist to win throughout the evening, with a total of six nominations. She walked away with one of the top honors, Album of the Year for her platinum album, Girl.

A bit into the show, the girls took to the stage again for a famous rendition of "Girl Crush."

One of the stand-out pairings of the evening came from Lady Antebellum and Halsey who together sang, Lady A's, "What If I Never Get Over You" and then Halsey's "Graveyard." This collaboration was rather interesting, but weirdly enjoyable.

With the night being centered around women, it was almost a given that Carrie Underwood was going to take home Entertainer of the Year. However, at the shows end, the build up led to little payoff, with Garth Brooks taking home the title for the 3rd year.

How do you feel about the CMAs honoring Country's leading ladies? Let us know on twitter and Instagram @kbpopculture

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