Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Carrie Underwood takes home two Academy of Country Music Awards
LAS VEGAS - Brooks & Dunn, the most honored artists in the history of the Academy of Country Music’s awards show, picked up a record 20th and 21st trophies Tuesday night as country music’s elite gathered to perform and compete for honors.
Newcomer Carrie Underwood, last year’s “American Idol” winner, was also a double winner, taking top new female vocalist and single of the year awards. The latter was for “Jesus Take the Wheel,” a song she performed on the show.
“I wouldn’t be here if God hadn’t opened all the doors for me,” she told the audience.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Carrie wins Two CMT Music Awards
By: Calvin Gilbert
Monday, April 10, 2006
Carrie Underwood had never delivered an acceptance speech at a music awards show, but all of that changed Monday night (April 10) with two wins at the 2006 CMT Music Awards.
Keith Urban picked up the biggest award of the night -- the video of the year honor for "Better Life." Other winners at country music's only fan-voted awards show included Billy Currington, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton and Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles. Hank Williams Jr. accepted CMT's Johnny Cash Visionary Award for his career achievements.
"This is my very first acceptance speech, so I made a list," Underwood said in accepting the breakthrough video of the year. "First of all, thank you fans so much for voting for me again. You have no idea what it means to me."
Underwood read an extensive list that included her record label, management company and publicists. She also singled out Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Brett James, the songwriters responsible for her first No. 1 hit, "Jesus, Take the Wheel. The American Idol winner's debut album, Some Hearts, was released in November and has already been certified triple platinum for shipments of 3 million copies.
Returning later in the show to accept the female video of the year award for "Jesus, Take the Wheel," Underwood indicated she isn't taking her early success for granted.
"I have the best fans in the universe," she said. "Thank you so much, everybody who voted for me. You don't know what it means to me to know I have that kind of support. All the other ladies in the category, I idolize you guys, so this is just amazing. Everybody in the country music industry has been so awesome to me. My mind is just blown by how nice everyone has been and how everyone's opened their arms to me and just been so great."
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Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Some Hearts certified triple platinum!
Some Hearts, Carrie Underwood's debut album, has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA for shipments of 3 million copies. According to her record label, it's the fastest such certification in RIAA history for a debut album by a female country artist. Released 20 weeks ago, Some Hearts has spent a total of 15 weeks at the top of Billboard's country albums chart. Underwood will be touring this summer with Kenny Chesney.
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Friday, January 13, 2006
Jesus, Take The Wheel is #1!
|Congratulations on Jesus, Take The Wheel achieving astronomical levels of success and reaching #1 on both the Billboard and R & R charts! Way to go, Carrie! Plus, this week brought news of Some Hearts shipping over 2 million units and being certified Double Platinum. This is beyond awesome! You're at the very beginning of what is sure to be a long, fulfilling and quite sensational career in country music. It simply could not happen to a better person.|
|Best of luck on your upcoming concerts and rest assured, you have introduced country music to many loyal fans, new and old. On behalf of your caring fan family at CarrieNEWS.com, don't ever change! Just keep being yourself; that's way more than enough! Thank you!|
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Sunday, December 25, 2005
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Merry Christmas to everyone in Carrie world.
Congratulations, Carrie Underwood!
Congratulations, Carrie, on yet another fantastic week. Not only did Some Hearts ship 1,000,000 units, but scanned Platinum, too! That means more than a million people have your CD in their hot little hands. And the numbers are growing by the minute. And in barely 5 weeks! How awesome is that? But, wait; there's more...
You were named OKLAHOMAN OF THE YEAR by Oklahoma Today Magazine!!!
Here's what the Muskogee Phoenix reported:
"Carrie Underwood has the whole package," according to Louisa McCune, editor in chief of Oklahoma Today.
"When we're assessing candidates, we look for someone who has accomplished something phenomenal in the past year. The next thing we ask ourselves is, does this person encompass all that makes this state great?
"Carrie obviously had what it took," McCune said.
So, Carrie, congratulations on this honor which is beyond awesome and a true testament to your integrity, which many people have recognized.
In your CD liner notes, you've written: "I want nothing more than to bring smiles to your faces because that's what you do for me!" Carrie, you are doing just that! And for millions of fans. On behalf of your fan friends at CarrieNEWS.com, thank you for being you!
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Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Carrie, your family, friends, and fans adore you.
||Carrie, congratulations on winning not one, not two, but 3 Billboard Music Awards!|
Rest assured, your family, your friends, and your devoted fans are behind you
100% and are sharing your joy as you continue to collect even more pinch-me
moments. Your performance at the Billboard Music Awards was astounding and you looked like you were really enjoying yourself as you brought the audience to a level of excitement unprecedented that evening. They were electrified and howling with delight as you held that now famously climactic note during Some Hearts. You have indeed fulfilled one of your many goals by giving great pleasure to those fortunate to be in your audience. Keep on doing what you're doing and you'll continue to give happiness to millions
for years to come!
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