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Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year

The following list shows the recipients for the Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year.[1]

Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year
CountryUnited States
Presented byCountry Music Association
First awarded1967
Currently held byCarrie Underwood (2018)



Five-time recipient Carrie Underwood.
Miranda Lambert is the most awarded female vocalist with seven wins.
2009 honoree Taylor Swift has also won Entertainer of the Year twice.
Four-time winner Martina McBride.
Faith Hill won the award in 2000.
1995 honoree Alison Krauss.
Four-time winner Reba McEntire.
Eleven-time nominee and 1980 recipient Emmylou Harris.
Barbara Mandrell won the award twice and was also the first person to win Entertainer of the Year twice.
Crystal Gayle won the award back-to-back in 1977 and 1978.
Two-time recipient Dolly Parton also won Entertainer of the Year in 1978.
Olivia Newton-John controversially won the award in 1974 and is, to date, the only non-American female vocalist.
1971 winner Lynn Anderson.
Three-time honoree Tammy Wynette.
Loretta Lynn won the inaugural female vocalist award and later received it in 1972 and 1973
Year Winner Nominees
2018[2]   Carrie Underwood
2017[3]   Miranda Lambert
2016   Carrie Underwood
2015   Miranda Lambert
2014   Miranda Lambert
2013   Miranda Lambert
2012   Miranda Lambert
2011   Miranda Lambert
2010   Miranda Lambert
2009   Taylor Swift
2008   Carrie Underwood
2007   Carrie Underwood
2006   Carrie Underwood
2005   Gretchen Wilson
2004   Martina McBride
2003   Martina McBride
2002   Martina McBride
2001   Lee Ann Womack
2000   Faith Hill
1999   Martina McBride
1998   Trisha Yearwood
1997   Trisha Yearwood
1996   Patty Loveless
1995   Alison Krauss
1994   Pam Tillis
1993   Mary Chapin Carpenter
1992   Mary Chapin Carpenter
1991   Tanya Tucker
1990   Kathy Mattea
1989   Kathy Mattea
1988   K.T. Oslin
1987   Reba McEntire
1986   Reba McEntire
1985   Reba McEntire
1984   Reba McEntire
1983   Janie Fricke
1982   Janie Fricke
1981   Barbara Mandrell
1980   Emmylou Harris
1979   Barbara Mandrell
1978   Crystal Gayle
1977   Crystal Gayle
1976   Dolly Parton
1975   Dolly Parton
1974   Olivia Newton-John
1973   Loretta Lynn
1972   Loretta Lynn
1971   Lynn Anderson
1970   Tammy Wynette
1969   Tammy Wynette
1968   Tammy Wynette
1967   Loretta Lynn

Category factsEdit

Most wins
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Total wins 7 wins 5 wins 4 wins
Artist Miranda Lambert Carrie Underwood Martina McBride
Reba McEntire
Most nominations
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Total nominations 18 nominations 17 nominations 13 nominations
Artist Reba McEntire Martina McBride Carrie Underwood


  1. ^ "Past CMA Awards Winners and Nominees". CMA World. Archived from the original on 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  2. ^ McCarthy, Kelly (August 28, 2018). "2018 CMA Awards nominations: See the full list". ABC News. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  3. ^

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