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Maren Morris Wins Female Vocalist of the Year at CMA Awards 2020, Dedicates Win to Black Women in Country Music

Maren Morris Wins Female Vocalist of the Year at CMA Awards 2020, Dedicates Win to Black Women in Country Music

Maren Morris is a winner!

The 30-year-old singer won the award for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2020 CMA Awards. This is her first time winning the award.

“I love you so much, all the women in this category,” Maren said in her acceptance speech. “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.”

Maren then went on to dedicate her win to the Black women in country music, giving a special shout-out to Linda Martell, Yola, Mickey Guyton, Rissi Palmer, Brittney Spencer, and Rihannon Giddens.

“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,” Maren continued. “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,” Maren concluded. “I get to go see my baby after this. Thank you country music. This means the world. Thank you!”

Earlier in the night, Maren sparkled in plunging dress while performing “The Bones.”

Maren also won the first two awards of the night – Single of the Year and Song of the Year – for her hit song “The Bones.”

Congrats on the big wins, Maren!

FYI: Maren is wearing a Dundas dress.

15+ pictures inside of Maren Morris at the awards show…

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