Dianne Warren

Classic CMA Awards Moments, #12: Trisha Yearwood‘s coronation (1997)

October 27, 2008 // 8 Comments

#12: Trisha Yearwood Female Vocalist of the Year 1997 Trisha Yearwood had been nominated for numerous CMA awards in the past, but she’d often been surpassed by her peers. Her lone victory before the 1997 awards show was for her small part in the Eagles tribute Common Thread, which won Album of the Year in 1994. But one of country music’s truly gifted vocalists made significant progress within a span of ten minutes on September 24, 1997.