Underwood wins CMA for single of the year

Nov. 7, 2007 at 8:37 PM

NASHVILLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Carrie Underwood and Mark Bright won the Country Music Association award for single of the year for the song "Before He Cheats" in Nashville Wednesday.

The award in this category is given to the artist and producer of the song.

In addition to sending a shout out to her family, friends and record label, Underwood also thanked radio for "playing this song like crazy."

Also nominated in the category were: "Anyway," sung and produced by Martina McBride; "Lost In This Moment," sung by Big & Rich and produced by Big Kenny and John Rich; "Ticks," sung by Brad Paisley and produced by Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois and "Wrapped," sung by George Strait and co-produced by Strait and Tony Brown.

The 41st annual CMA awards show was held at the Sommet Center in downtown Nashville.

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