THAT’S how you open the CMA Awards.
Currently airing live from the Bridgestone Arena, Miranda Lambert, Reba, and Carrie Underwood teamed up for a star-studded tribute to the late, great Loretta Lynn.
Carrie kicked off the show with her stellar vocals featuring Loretta’s hit “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” Miranda belted the hell outta my personal favorite, “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” and Reba crushed a rendition of “You’re Lookin’ At Country.”
They all closed it with her signature hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” and I have to say, it was a really perfect performance with some of Loretta’s family members even getting teary-eyed in the audience.
I mean, I’m pretty sure that’s the most “country” opening to that award show we’ve seen in a long, long time, and I loved every minute of it:
They also showed a portion of Loretta’s speech from 1972 when she became the first woman to win the CMA for Entertainer of the Year, which was a neat piece of very important country music history.