As we prepare for Country Music’s Biggest Night, The CMA Awards, we take a moment to salute the former CMA Female Vocalist of the Year winners.

Are you surprised at some of the names? Would you have voted for any of these winners? Who’s missing from the list? Leave your comments, suggestions, and memories in the comment section below.

CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Winners

1967 Loretta Lynn
1968 Tammy Wynette
1969 Tammy Wynette
1970 Tammy Wynette
1971 Lynn Anderson
1972 Loretta Lynn
1973 Loretta Lynn
1974 Olivia Newton-John
1975 Dolly Parton
1976 Dolly Parton
1977 Crystal Gayle
1978 Crystal Gayle
1979 Barbara Mandrell
1980 Emmylou Harris
1981 Barbara Mandrell
1982 Janie Fricke
1983 Janie Fricke
1984 Reba McEntire
1985 Reba McEntire
1986 Reba McEntire
1987 Reba McEntire
1988 K.T. Oslin
1989 Kathy Mattea
1990 Kathy Mattea
1991 Tanya Tucker
1992 Mary Chapin Carpenter
1993 Mary Chapin Carpenter
1994 Pam Tillis
1995 Alison Krauss
1996 Patty Loveless
1997 Trisha Yearwood
1998 Trisha Yearwood
1999 Martina McBride
2000 Faith Hill
2001 Lee Ann Womack
2002 Martina McBride
2003 Martina McBride
2004 Martina McBride
2005 Gretchen Wilson
2006 Carrie Underwood
2007 Carrie Underwood
2008 Carrie Underwood
2009 Taylor Swift
2010 Miranda Lambert
2011 Miranda Lambert
2012 Miranda Lambert