Carrie Underwood took home Artist of the Year and five other categories during last night’s new American Country Awards on Fox. Unlike the ACM and CMA awards shows, this one is voted on by the public.
And Underwood fans sure know how to vote!
Her other victories: Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for Play On, Single by a Female artist for “Cowboy Casanova”, Video by a Female Artist for “Cowboy Casanova” and Touring Artist of the Year.
“We have had the most amazing year out on the road,” Underwood said in her acceptance speech.
“Of course, we wouldn’t be doing anything if it weren’t for the people sitting out there in that audience, so to everyone that came out to see us and anybody else out here — you guys are awesome.”
Do we really need a fourth major country music award, on top of the American Music Awards and the Grammys? Not really. We’ll see how the ratings did last night and that will tell us if Fox will try this again.
Danny Gokey lost Breakthrough Artist of the Year to Easton Corbin. Kellie Pickler lost to Carrie for Single of the Year for a Female and Video of the Year for a Female.
-I’m watching “The Amazing Race” on line and during a white-water rafting portion, one of the contestants yelled “Kelly Clarkson!” Thank you, Steve Carell, for that one!