Queen of the CMT Music Awards, Carrie Underwood, had another great award show night during the annual shindig on Sunday. She won two out of the three awards she was nominated for, and performed her new song ‘Church Bells’ live on stage. The categories she won included Performance of the Year and Female Video of the Year, both for her song ‘Smoke Break’.
The 33-year-old singer, who first rose to prominence after winning Season 4 of American Idol, looked at ease at the award show. According to People, she wore three different outfits during the course of the evening and really smashed her performance.
During her acceptance speech for Performance of the Year, Underwood thanked audiences for ‘coming out and supporting country music on tour’, telling her fans that they’re the reason she gets to do what she does.
I want to thank you guys for coming out and supporting country music on tour. We’ve spent the first part of the year on the road and it’s just been so wonderful to see so many people come out. I know I speak for everybody out there – all of us artists who say you guys are the reason that we get to do what we get to do. Thank you so much for coming out and supporting us in concert. God bless you guys.
Underwood is no stranger to the CMT Awards, in fact she’s won more CMT awards than any other artist, 16 in total. Although she lost this year’s Video of the Year award to Tim Mcgraw’s Humble and Kind, she’s currently holding the record for having won the most Video of the Year awards – six in total.
An impressive list of mix-genre artists performed live during the award show, including Cam and Fifth Harmony, Little Big Town and Pharrell Williams, Thomas Rhett, Billy Ray Cyrus and Cheap Trick. Billboard released a list of their favorite live performances, and Underwood came in at number one for her powerful solo act.