2020 CMA Awards: Maren Morris Wins Female Vocalist of the Year

Maren Morris is the reigning CMA Awards Female Vocalist of the Year! Maren beat out Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Kacey Musgraves and Carly Pearce to take home the Female Vocalist of the Year trophy. This marks Maren’s first win in the category.

“I love you so much, all the women in this category,” Maren said. “Thank you so much to my team. I have a lot of people to thank, and they’re the typical ones that lift me up and made this dream come true with me. But there are some things in my mind that I want to give recognition to. I’m just a fan of their music, and they’re as country as it gets.

“I just want them all to know how much we love them back, and just check out their music after this,” she continued, naming off several talented Black artists, including Mickey Guyton, Yola, Rissi Palmer and more. “There are so many amazing Black women that pioneered and continue to pioneer this genre, and I know they’re going to come after me. They’ve come before me, but you have made this genre so, so beautiful. I hope you know that we see you. Thank you for making me so inspired as a singer in this genre. This has been the most magical night. I get to go see my baby after this. Thank you country music. This means the world.”

Earlier in the broadcast, Maren won both Single of the Year and Song of the Year, both for her No. 1 hit, “The Bones.”

“I’m proud to be a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee,” Maren said after her second win. “I grew up obsessing over y’alls YouTube videos, and I moved here and somehow got into rooms with you. This means so much.”