Carrie Underwood Performs Medley Honoring Female Country Legends

Carrie Underwood honored trailblazing female country music artists by performing a medley of songs at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday.

In celebration of the 95th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, Underwood sang a medley that included Patsy Cline‘s “Crazy,” Loretta Lynn‘s “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” Barbara Mandrell‘s “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool,” Martina McBride‘s “A Broken Wing,” Reba McEntire‘s “The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia,” and Dolly Parton‘s “Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That.”

Addressing the virtual audience ahead of her performance, Underwood said, “Patsy and Loretta, Martina and Barbara, Reba and Dolly. These strong voices mean so much to me and to all the other female artists who stand on their shoulders.”

“They are some of my heroes, and I am so honored to stand alongside them as a fellow member of the Grand Ole Opry. It’s my pleasure to pay tribute to these legendary ladies as we celebrate the Opry’s 95th anniversary,” she added.

The 37 year-old “American Idol” alum was crowned ACM Entertainer of the Year for the third time.

(Photo: Joseph Llanes)

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