Who Was The CMA Female Vocalist of the Year 30 Years Ago?

As we prepare for Country Music’s Biggest Night, the CMA Awards, on Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013, we take a moment to remember some big winners of Country Music’s past.

Who Was The CMA Female Vocalist of the Year in 1983?

Janie Fricke. 1983 was actually Janie Fricke's second win as CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, with her first coming in 1982. Fricke's early '80s hits included 'I'll Need Someone To Hold Me (When I Cry),' 'It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy,' 'You Don't Know Love' 'He's A Heartache (Lookin' For A Place To Happen),' and 'Tell Me A Lie.'