Country's biggest and brightest stars stepped out on Wednesday for the 2019 CMA Awards in Nashville.
In recent years, women have struggled to get their songs played on country radio - a fact that didn't go unacknowledged.
After years of sharing hosting duties with Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood welcomed Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire as her co-hosts this year. (Not bad for a Girl Going Nowhere.) Also, a lot of big names performed.
Indeed, 2019 felt like Underwood's year to win CMA Entertainer of the Year, a victory that would have been her first in the category and the first for a female artist since 2011. "I never thought in a million years this would happen!"
Kacey sported a pink ruffled mini dress in the start of the clip before a montage of the star showed her in a gold sheer jumpsuit dancing on stage.
She opened the trailer saying: 'I had this idea about bringing the Christmas album to life in a TV special'. Many country fans then boycotted their music, causing them to fall from the charts. Morris also lost musical event of the year to Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' ubiquitous No. 1 hit, Old Town Road.
"I remember sitting on my parents' porch as a little kid and watching Vince Gill win this same award", he said.
Others expected to belt out renowned country songs throughout the night include Tanya Tucker, Crystal Gayle, Terri Clark, Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson, Jennifer Nettles, Sara Evans, Maren Morris and the Highwomen ensemble Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Amanda Shires. She says that after she begged Benn to leave the home, he refused and spent the night in the driveway "to prevent her from fleeing". Other performers included Brooks & Dunn, Shelton, Combs, Urban, Rhett, and Lady Antebellum with pop singer Halsey.