Underwood Receives Nod For “Best Country Solo Performance”
Nashville, TN – Carrie Underwood’s No. 1 Platinum single “Blown Away” has earned two GRAMMY nominations. The five-time GRAMMY winner received a nod for “Best Country Solo Performance,” an award she has previously won three times for her country performances of “Jesus Take The Wheel,” “Before He Cheats,” and “Last Name.” Songwriters Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins earned a nomination for “Best Country Song.”
The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2013 on CBS at 8pm ET.
“Two Black Cadillacs,” the third single from her Platinum certified album Blown Away, is currently climbing the country airplay charts. A trailer for the video was released on Black Friday and can be seen here: http://youtu.be/SQA94LFjWEk.
On Monday Carrie will attend the American Country Awards where she is a four-time nominee (Artist of the Year: Female, Single of the Year: Female and Music Video of the Year: Female both for “Good Girl” and Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration for her duet with Brad Paisley “Remind Me”). The ACAs air live from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Monday, December 10 on FOX at 8pm ET.
Carrie’s critically acclaimed “Blown Away Tour” just added shows in the UK and Ireland for 2013. For up to date information on “The Blown Away Tour” please visit www.carrieunderwood.fm.
Blown Away made history this spring by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, making Carrie only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1. Blown Away also debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making Carrie only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1. Blown Away became country’s best-selling digital album debut since 2010. In addition to reaching No. 1 on the country airplay charts, “Good Girl” and title-track, “Blown Away,” have both been certified Platinum for selling more than 1 million digital downloads. The videos for both songs also reached No.1 on CMT’s Top 20 with “Good Girl” spending a record setting 14 weeks at No. 1.
Since releasing her debut, Some Hearts, in 2005, Carrie has sold more than 15 million albums with Some Hearts, 2007’s Carnival Ride, and 2009’s Play On making her the best-selling American Idol in the U.S. She’s accumulated 16 No. 1 singles, seven of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. She is a five-time GRAMMY winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
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