Newton-John continued to cause a stir in Nashville when she won the CMA Award for Best Female Vocalist of the Year
in 1974 thanks to her subsequent country hit, "If You Love Me, Let Me Know." The win prompted Tammy Wynette and George Jones to quit the Country Music Association and form the Association of Country Entertainers to "preserve the identity of country music" from non-country artists infringing on the genre. They needn't have worried much about Newton-John. Although she notched more country hits throughout the decade, she left the genre behind in the '80s.