Third Consecutive Win as “Favorite Female Artist- Country” and Fifth Win for “Favorite Country Album”
Carrie Becomes Only Country Artist to Have All Studio Albums Honored as AMA “Favorite Country Album”
Nashville – November 21, 2016 – Superstar Carrie Underwood won two American Music Awards last night as “Favorite Female Artist- Country” and “Favorite Country Album” for her Platinum-selling Storyteller album, bringing her career AMA tally to 11 wins. This is Carrie’s third consecutive win in the female-country category and she now becomes the only country artist to have all her studio albums honored as AMA “Favorite Country Album” – Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, Play On, Blown Away, and Storyteller.
Carrie will wrap her highly successful “The Storyteller Tour- Stories in the Round” at the end of November with four additional concerts planned this month. She will then head to New Zealand and Australia to join Keith Urban on the ripCORD World Tour 2016.
The Storyteller Tour fall dates:
INTRUST Bank Arena
Oklahoma City, OK
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Las Vegas, NV
West Valley City, UT
ripCORD World Tour 2016 New Zealand & Australia tour dates:
Rod Laver Arena
Rod Laver Arena
Qudos Bank Arena
ICC Sydney Theatre
About Carrie Underwood:
Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed over 100 major honors, sold 58 million records worldwide, and recorded 24 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote, with a catalog of songs that have been streamed more than 1.9 billion times worldwide. The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized as Pollstar’s top female country touring artist for her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, and 2012, and this year Billboard ranked her current “Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round” as the #1 country tour for the first half of 2016. All five studio albums, Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, Play On, Blown Away and Storyteller – are certified Platinum or multi-Platinum, and each an American Music Awards winner as Favorite Country Album – tallied an incredible 40 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The RIAA’s highest certified country album artist to debut this century, Underwood also holds the distinction of the highest album certification of any country artist to emerge since 2000 with the 8x Multi-Platinum success of her 2005 debut, Some Hearts. She is the all-time Top Country Artist (male or female) on RIAA’s Digital Single Ranking, also placing her among the Top 5 females in the history of RIAA’s Digital Single Program across all genres. In December of 2014, she released her Platinum-certified Greatest Hits: Decade #1, which produced two new #1 hits co-written by Underwood, including the RIAA-Platinum, GRAMMY-winning “Something in the Water.” 2016 marks Underwood’s fourth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football, and in November, she returned for a ninth consecutive year as co-host of the CMA Awards. The Grand Ole Opry member also demonstrated her diversity in 2013, starring as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers. The reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Underwood recently claimed her fourth win in the category amid the ongoing success of her chart-topping fifth studio album, Storyteller – the only country album to launch to Platinum certification since the time of its release in October of 2015. Underwood is currently climbing the charts with “Dirty Laundry,” the fourth single and follow-up to Storyteller’s three back-to-back #1 hits, “Smoke Break,” “Heartbeat,” and “Church Bells.”
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