Last night, November 7, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, and Brad Paisley each won two awards at the Country Music Association Awards.
Carrie Underwood received the Country Music Association’s (CMA’s) award for Female Vocalist of the Year and Single of the Year for her song, “Before He Cheats.” Underwood also received Female Vocalist of the Year in 2006.
Underwood’s official career began in 2005 when she won the fourth season of American Idol. Since then, she has released two albums: Some Hearts in 2005 and Carnival Ride earlier this year.
Carrie Underwood has had tremendous success with both albums. Some Hearts sold 315,000 copies in the United States during its first week on the market, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. RIAA has certified Some Hearts sextuple platinum.
Her second album Carnival Ride has also had tremendous success. In its first week, it sold 527,101 copies, making Carnival Ride the best-selling debut sophomore album of any country music artist in SoundScan history.
Brad Paisley received awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year for his music video “Online.”
These awards add to a litany of other awards Paisley has already received, showing his accomplishments as a country music star.
Paisley’s professional career began when he signed with Artista Nashville record company and released his first album Who Needs Pictures in 1999. His first #1 hit was, “He Didn’t Have to Be,” released in the same year. In 2000, Paisley won CMA’s Horizon Award as well as the Academy of Country Music’s Best New Male Vocalist award.
Paisley won the CMA award for Music Video of the Year in 2002 for his music video, “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song).” Little Jimmy Dickens, Jerry Springer, Kimberly Williams, and Dan Patrick were among the stars that appeared in his music video.
In 2006, Brad Paisley won the CMA award for Album of the Year for his 2005 release of Time Well Wasted.
Kenny Chesney also won two awards at this year’s CMA Awards. Chesney was awarded Entertainer of the Year as well as Musical Event of the Year for his work with Tim McGraw and Tracy Lawrence on the song, “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.”
Chesney’s most recent album Just Who I Am Poets & Pirates, released in September of this year contains the hit single, “Never Wanted Nothing More,” which reached #1 on the country music charts.
He and Tim McGraw also contributed to Tracy Lawrence’s song, “See Who Your Friends Are,” which reached #1 on the country music charts.
Kenny Chesney has won several awards to date including the Academy of Country Music’s award for New Male Vocalist of the Year in 1997, the CMA award for Album of the Year for his album When the Sun Goes Down in 2004, the Academy of Country Music award Triple Crown Winner in 2005, CMA’s Entertainer of the Year award in 2006, and the 2007 People’s Choice Male Vocalist of the Year.
Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, and Brad Paisley each received two awards at this year’s Country Music Association Awards.
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