Carrie Underwood Wins Country Music Awards Triple Crown

Former American Idol winner Carrie Underwood nabbed the Triple Crown Award at the Academy of Country Music Awards this weekend, taking home the prize for her combined wins in the best female vocalist, entertainer of the year and newcomer categories. Taylor Swift, meanwhile, left the Country Music Awards without a single statue, despite being nominated for five awards.

Carrie Underwood (Photo: Jyle Dupuis - Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Carrie Underwood (Photo: Jyle Dupuis - Source: Wikimedia Commons

Carrie Underwood is the first female artist to ever win entertainer of the year at the Country Music Awards twice. “I think I just got make-up all over Brad Paisley,” Underwood joked as she accepted her award. “Thank you God. Praise the lord.” Underwood lost out for best female vocalist to singer Miranda Lambert.

Lady Antebellum was the other darling of the night at the Country Music Awards, winning for best vocal group, best single and song of the year. Their win for best vocal group puts an end to a seven-year run for Rascal Flatts as previous winners in that category.
Country Music Awards Winners:

•Entertainer of the Year: Carrie Underwood
•Top Male Vocalist: Miranda Lambert
•Top Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum
•Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
•Top New Solo Vocalist: Luke Bryan
•Top New Vocal Duo: Joey + Rory
•Top New Vocal Group: Gloriana
•Top New Artist: Luke Bryan
•Album of the Year: “Revolution” Miranda Lambert
•Single Record of the Year: “Need You Know” Lady Antebellum
•Song of the Year: “Need You Now” Lady Antebellum
•Video of the Year: “White Liar” Miranda Lambert
•Vocal Event of the Year: “Hillbilly Bone” Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
•Triple Crown Award Winner: Carrie Underwood
•The Home Depot Humanitarian Award: Montgomery Gentry

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