Despite being the genre's most consistent female performed over a last decade with 24 chart-topping singles, sold-out performances and several high-profile gigs that have progressed the genre forward, one thing has consistently eludded Carrie Underwood over of her successful career - a CMA Award nomination for Entertainer of the Year.
Well, that all changed this morning when the nominations for the 2016 Country Music Association Awards were announced and the 7x-Grammy winner finally broke through with a Entertainer of the Year nomination, in addition to three others for Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for "The Fighter" with Keith Urban.
The nomination comes on the heels of Underwood taking three singles from her 'Storyteller' album to the top of the charts and the start of the second leg of her critically-acclaimed 'Storyteller: Stories In The Round' tour, which is currently country's top-grossing tour of the year. Though unexpected, given the previous deserved nominations that have escaped her, Underwood's breakthrough in the category is a welcomed change and she should actually win.
This morning I feel happy, excited, blessed, surprised, humbled, & incredibly thankful. Nothing like waking up to great news! @CountryMusic— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) August 31, 2016
Carrie Underwood Finally Scores Elusive 'Entertainer' Nod At 2016 CMA Awards Reviewed by Celebrity Bug on 8/31/2016 Rating: