Sunday, April 5, 2009

Carrie Underwood wins Entertainer of the Year, ACM 2009

Carrie Underwood won Entertainer of the Year tonight in Las Vegas at the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, making her the first female to win the title since the Dixie Chicks accepted the honor in 2000.

The beautiful twenty-six year-old singer-songwriter also accepted the ACM trophy for top female vocalist. She said, "It is my belief that country music makes the world a better place, and I'm so glad to be a part of country music. I feel like I just won American Idol all over again."

She is a great talent, and I was very happy when she won the fourth season of American Idol. American Idol co-creator and judge Simon Cowell had predicted during the competition that she would win and that she would outsell all of Idol's previous winners. He was right on both counts. Carrie’s debut album, Some Hearts, is the biggest-selling American Idol album to date, selling more than 6 million records in the U.S. alone, and going Platinum seven times being the best-selling female country album of 2005, 2006 and 2007. Every single she has released to date has been # 1 on the charts, and she has won two Grammys as well as a number of other awards from AMA, ACM, CMA, People’s Choice and Billboard.

Here is her current single, I Told You So from her album Carnival Ride. I was unable to post a video with her singing live.

~ Linda

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