Carrie Underwood Nominated for Artist of the Year at American Music Awards
Carrie Underwood is one of five acts nominated in the Artist of the Year category for the 2016 American Music Awards.
Underwood joins Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Rihanna as a nominee in the coveted category, and fans can vote for the country star leading up to the awards show, which airs on Sunday (Nov. 20) on ABC. To vote, fans can re-tweet the singer's personal Twitter account as well as visit the awards website.
The "Dirty Laundry" singer has had a successful 2016 with several No. 1 singles, a sold-out tour and a recent win for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2016 CMA Awards, where she beat out Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves. In addition to her big win, Underwood also acted as co-host of the evening for the ninth consecutive year with Brad Paisley, and admitted that she was stunned at the amount of talent in the room for the 50th anniversary of the awards show.
“Tonight’s just been a hugely busy and crazy and wonderful night,” Underwood shared backstage following the show (quote via the Boot). “Being able to stand up on that stage in front of all those legends, clearly I was flabbergasted. It’s just an amazing night.”
“It is the 50th, and we were expected to go all out,” she explains. “I feel like we did, and we wanted to include as many legends as we could in one way or another … Being able to acknowledge them in the audience, we wanted to elevate the show and have as many people there as possible.”
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