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American Idol Winner Carrie Underwood Nominated For Four CMA Awards

August 30, 2006 11:55 PM by Joe Blackmon

The final list of nominees for “The 40th Annual CMA Awards” includes an up-and-coming country artist made famous by the reality TV show American Idol.  American Idol winner Carrie Underwood had four CMA Awards nominations.  One of the breakout artists of the past year, Underwood definitely didn’t miss the attention of CMA’s voting members. She received her first CMA Awards nominations including Female Vocalist; the Horizon Award; and Single and Music Video of the Year for “Jesus Take The Wheel,” which was also nominated for Song of the Year for songwriters, Hillary Lindsey, Brett James, and Gordie Sampson.

Several artists received two nominations each this year including Nashville Star finalist Miranda Lambert.  Lambert received her first CMA Awards nomination in 2005 for the Horizon Award and in 2006 she has two nominations – Horizon and Music Video of the Year for “Kerosene,” which was directed by Trey Fanjoy.  An artist can only receive two nominations for the Horizon category in their career.

Completing the Female Vocalist of the Year category with Hill, Underwood and Wilson are Sara Evans and Martina McBride.  Rounding out the Horizon Award category with Lambert, Little Big Town, Sugarland and Underwood is Josh Turner.

“The 40th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted for the third time by Arista Nashville super duo Brooks & Dunn and broadcast live from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Monday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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One Response to “American Idol Winner Carrie Underwood Nominated For Four CMA Awards”

  1. Donna Lane Says:
    August 31st, 2006 at 10:27 am

    Carrie Underwood is the greatest singer I have ever heard- she is a huge megastar gone “nova” and she deserves every ounce of success she has and even more. This girl is already a “legend” and one day will eclipse everyone who has come before her. She is the only real talent to come out of Idol except for Kelly Clarkson and Kellie Pickler, who are both fantastic but pale in comparison to the bright shining star that is Carrie Underwood. We will not see someone as great as Carrie in our lifetime, someone like her only comes around once in 60 years. It is a great honor to be able to say “I have lived in the era of Carrie Underwood.”

    She is a shining light a beacon, that has come out of Idol among the garbage that has paraded across that stage. Clay Aiken with his “sleazing for gay sex on the internet” accusations, Chris Daughtry and his pompous fantasies that he has talent, Bo Lice and his drug arrest years ago, not to mention’s Bo’s flop album that was a disgrace and a “joke” in the music industry.

    Out of that trash heap has risen a diamond, America’s sweetheart, a national treasure, a girl so talented, it makes your jaw drop in awe and wonder. Carrie has the voice of an “angel,” a beauty that is so overwhelming, it hits you like a sledgehammer. She is a “real” Christian and embodies everything a person strives for- perfection. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, took kindly to this beautiful soul and blessed her with gifts beyond comprehension for us mere “mortals.” I think she is God’s way of saying “I love you,” and thank you, Lord, for that. You have given us a “miracle from heaven,” and I love You and your Son, too.

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