November 07, 2007 11:29 PM by Joe Blackmon
In 2006, American Idol 4 winner Carrie Underwood won the CMA Horizon
Award and the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award. Faith Hill’s
(joking) surprise reaction to Underwood winning the 2006 Female
Vocalist of the Year Award became a popular video on the Internet.
In 2007, Carrie Underwood was nominated for three more CMA Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year again. This year it came as a surprise to no one that she walked home with the award in two of her three nominated categories. Carrie Underwood’s first 2007 CMA Award came for Single of the Year for “Before He Cheats.”
Carrie Underwood’s second 2007 CMA Award came once again for Female Vocalist of the Year. After receiving the award, Underwood said “Here I go again, the waterworks have started. God has blessed me with so many wonderful things in my life, and I will spend my entire life trying to figure out why. If you would have told me a few years ago, I would have been nominated with the people that I’ve been nominated with, I would have called you absolutely insane.”
Underwood went on to thank a long list of people from her record label to the fans to her family. And of course, Underwood also paid homage to the television show that launched her incredible career. Underwood said “It all started for me with American Idol,” and she thanked Simon Fuller and others involved with 19 Entertainment.