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2021 ACM Awards snub women for Entertainer of the Year (again!) after Carrie Underwood won last year (tied with a man)

2021 ACM Awards snub women for Entertainer of the Year (again!) after Carrie Underwood won last year (tied with a man)

The 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards nominations were announced on February 26, and the academy was quick to point out that all the nominees for Single of the Year are by women. So I guess we should pay no attention to the fact that female representation in Entertainer of the Year actually went down: from one nominee in 2020 back down to zero. This year’s contenders are Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Rhett again, and Chris Stapleton.

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The ACM Awards have given out their Entertainer of the Year prize 50 times to date. Only 11 times has the winner been a woman. Underwood actually did it three times; she prevailed in 2009 and 2010 in addition to her victory in 2020. She’s joined on that short list by Loretta Lynn (1975), Dolly Parton (1978), Barbara Mandrell (1981), Reba McEntire

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