Female fiddler nominated for CMA Musician of the Year

Blake Shelton’s Fiddle player Jenee Fleenor has became the first woman ever to be nominated for Musician of the Year. at the 2019 Country Music Awards in the USA.

For 10 of the last 11 years, the award has gone to revered guitarist Mac McAnally., but this year Jenee has a chance to break in to this All Boys Club. She’s nominated alongside McAnally, Ilya Toshinsky, Paul Franklin and Derek Wells.

“I just broke down in tears,” she told The Tennessean. “It’s been a dream of mine since I knew what the CMAs were, to be named with all of my peers and heroes.”

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