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ACM Superstar Women Of Country TV Special

This Friday, April 22 CBS will air the star studded concert that was taped the day after the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The two hour special will recognize the A list divas that have made a significant impact in country music history.  If you’re wondering what lucky ladies will be in the spotlight, I’ve got the answers for you!

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The show starts with the Judds, Wynonna and Naomi, singing their hit ‘Girls Night Out’ as the leading ladies of the night are introduced and take their seats on the front row.

Reba is honored first by Rascal Flatts, who sing ‘Why Haven’t I Heard From You,’ then they join Reba for ‘The Heart Won’t Lie.’ Next, Jennifer Nettles is serenaded by Ronnie Dunn, who tackles the dramatic Sugarland hit ‘Stay.’

Little Big Town sings with Martina McBride, Blake Shelton honors fiancee Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill honors Carrie Underwood, and Loretta Lynn, the only female to be named the ACM’s Artist of the Decade, gets the final honor of the night from all the female artists in attendance. I have heard reports that Loretta Lynn was unable to attend due to recent knee surgery.  Although she is expected to tour again this summer to continue to celebrate her 50 years in country music.

In addition, The Jane Dear Girls salute the first woman in country music to have a No. 1 record, Kitty Wells. The Band Perry sings for Patsy Cline, who died a superstar and pioneer at age 30. Then Sara Evans remembers The First Lady of Country Music, the late Tammy Wynette, who died in 1998.

I’m hoping the ACMs don’t overlook Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker or Shania Twain, whose names I have yet to see on any press releases.  Who else do you think should be honored?

Kevin Winter, Getty Images

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