Lori Mckenna was named the Academy of Country Music's Songwriter of the Year. In it's 52 year history, this a first time a woman has ever been given this award.
Mckenna has written for Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Angaleena Presley, Hunter Hayes and RaeLynn, to name the bigger acts. She also solos herself. Pretty surprising to read that she is the first female to ever get this honor. Here are some others that it's hard to believe never received this:
Patsy ClineLoretta LynnDolly Parton Reba McEntireTammy WynetteMartina McBrideShania TwainAlison KraussSara EvansLeAnn Rimes(I put them in order of how surprised I was.)