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Female Country Artist
– Carrie Underwood
– Jana Kramer
– Kacey Musgraves
– Miranda Lambert
– Taylor Swift
With countless awards and number one hits under her belt, Carrie Underwood rightfully earned a spot on TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influencial People list.
Fellow country star Brad Paisley took a moment to praise the blonde beauty in the issue, stating that she’s raised the bar for their industry.
“I remember Carrie Underwood early on telling me how badly she wanted to earn her place in our industry. It was 2005, and she had just won American Idol and had her first No. 1 song,” Brad explained.
“Fast-forward to 2014. Not only has she earned her place, she’s also raised the bar: she’s a prolific songwriter, a trendsetter and an Opry member. But it’s her decency as a person that is so impressive. She’s an advocate for causes like animal rights and the Red Cross. She has publicly challenged lawmakers when she’s disagreed with them, and covered controversial issues in her music. She can sing the fire out of a song and tell a joke. I’m always amazed at her comedic timing and instincts when we co-host the CMA Awards. She has faith, a sense of self and loves a good challenge. When most singers tackle a Broadway musical, it’s in front of a thousand people. She did it in front of 20 million.”
“So many young girls want to be just like her. In that sense, I see hope for the world,” Paisley writes. “If I had a daughter, nothing would make me happier than to hear her say she wanted to grow up to be like Carrie Underwood.”
Get ready to be “Blown Away” this summer, Central New York country fans.
Carrie Underwood will perform at the New York State Fair Grandstand on Wednesday, August 27th, acting NYS Fair director Troy Waffner announced Friday morning. An opening act will be named at a later date.
Tickets priced at $50, $60 and $70 will go on sale Saturday, May 3 at 9 a.m. through etix.com, the New York State Fair Box office and by phone at 1-800-514-3849.
Underwood, who last performed in Syracuse in 2008, has earned her right to be called a country superstar since winning “American Idol” in 2005. The 31-year-old singer has sold more than 15 million albums, won six Grammys, and been named Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards twice in her career.
The Grand Ole Opry member’s biggest hits include “Before He Cheats,” “Wasted,” “Cowboy Casanova,” “Good Girl” and “Jesus, Take the Wheel.” She most recently starred on NBC’s live performance of “The Sound of Music” as Maria Von Trapp, took over Sunday Night Football with the theme song “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.
Underwood is the fifth concert announced on the 2014 New York State Fair Grandstand lineup. Brad Paisley headlines opening day on Thursday, August 21; Train takes the stage with The Wallflowers on Tuesday, August 26; Journey performs with Cheap Trick on Thursday, August 28; and tickets for Jason Aldean on Saturday, August 30, are almost sold out.
“Carrie Underwood is one of the biggest stars in country music with a huge fan base and a playlist of songs that her fans know and love by heart,” Waffner said in a press release. “This year’s Grandstand Concert Series is shaping up to be one of the best ones we’ve had in years and if you’re not getting excited yet about this year’s Fair, you should be.”
The first round of fan votes for the Billboard Music Awards’ second annual Milestone Award, presented by Chevrolet are in: country superstar Carrie Underwood, rising U.K. pop phenom Ellie Goulding and pop-rock mainstays OneRepublic have advanced to the final three! The trio of finalists was unveiled today (April 21) by Billboard, Dick Clark Productions and Chevrolet after three weeks of fan voting. The ultimate winner will be decided by your votes now through the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18 at 8|7c live on ABC: vote now!
The winner of the Milestone Award will be announced live during the BBMAs by Kelly Rowland and a special fan chosen from among the many who entered via Billboard.com to co-present. For the second year in a row, the fan-voted Milestone Award will be given to an innovative, original hitmaker who achieved a notable chart milestone within the past year.
The 2014 Milestone Award process launched with six nominees that also included Imagine Dragons, John Legend and Luke Bryan. Underwood, OneRepublic and Goulding — the three that garnered the most fan votes in round one — move on to the second, final round.
“The Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet is a 100% fan voted category putting the final selection process in the hands of the music fans themselves,” said Larry Klein, producer of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. “Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding and OneRepublic have made a tremendous impact on music over the past year making it an exciting race completely determined by the fans voting right up through the first two hours of the live broadcast.”
Now that your votes have decided round one, voting for the three finalists is now open! Head to Billboard.com/Milestone to vote for Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding or OneRepublic, and watch the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18 live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena to find out who wins, as well as for the announcement of a special sweepstakes.
County music stars Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith and Ronnie Milsap will be given special off-camera Academy of County Music awards.
Underwood was chosen for the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, which acknowledges unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music.
The Career Achievement Award will go to Keith and Milsap, as well as Steve Buchanan, the president of Opry Entertainment Group.
Rascal Flatts will be honored with the Jim Reeves International Award, which is presented to an artist for outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world.
The special awards are scheduled to be presented to the artists Sept. 9 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.