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Carrie Underwood gets special achievement ACM award

Carrie Underwood gets special achievement ACM award

March 23 (UPI) -- Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith and Ronnie Milsap due to receive special ACM awards.
Danielle Haynes

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 10, 2014.
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Haggard, Underwood booked for 'Salute to the Troops' concert

Haggard, Underwood booked for 'Salute to the Troops' concert

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Merle Haggard, George Strait and Carrie Underwood have been booked for the Las Vegas show "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops," CBS said.
Bill Murray soars as Peter Pan on 'Late Show' [VIDEO]

Bill Murray soars as Peter Pan on 'Late Show' [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Bill Murray said his Peter Pan entrance was inspired by Carrie Underwood's live television performance as Maria in "Sound of Music."
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Lucy Hale's debut single tops iTunes country chart

Lucy Hale's debut single tops iTunes country chart

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The "Pretty Little Liars" star released her first-ever single on Tuesday.
Kate Stanton
NBC planning new live musical after 'Sound of Music' success

NBC planning new live musical after 'Sound of Music' success

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The network is looking for another recognizable family-friendly musical to adapt to live TV.
Kate Stanton
'Sound of Music' to be released on DVD and Blu-ray

'Sound of Music' to be released on DVD and Blu-ray

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. television special "The Sound of Music Live!" is to be released on DVD Dec. 17, Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced Monday.
'Sound of Music Live!' draws 18.6M viewers

'Sound of Music Live!' draws 18.6M viewers

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- NBC's "Sound of Music Live!" starring Carrie Underwood was the network's most-watched program in nearly seven years, Nielsen ratings indicate.
Von Trapp family didn't want Carrie Underwood in 'Sound of Music'

Von Trapp family didn't want Carrie Underwood in 'Sound of Music'

Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The casting of Carrie Underwood as Maria in the NBC live special broadcast of "The Sound of Music" was more than a little controversial.
Gabrielle Levy
Celebrities react to Carrie Underwood's 'Sound of Music' performance

Celebrities react to Carrie Underwood's 'Sound of Music' performance

Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Carrie Underwood got mixed reviews from fellow celebrities after she starred in NBC's live staging of "The Sound of Music" Thursday.
Veronica Linares
Carrie Underwood says, 'I know I'm not Julie Andrews'

Carrie Underwood says, 'I know I'm not Julie Andrews'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. country music artist Carrie Underwood says she has been getting hate tweets from online critics unhappy she is starring in a "Sound of Music" remake.
Carrie Underwood on 'Sound of Music' role: 'I know I'm not Julie Andrews'

Carrie Underwood on 'Sound of Music' role: 'I know I'm not Julie Andrews'

Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Carrie Underwood is under attack by Julie Andrews fans who claim the American Idol winner is not fit to play Maria in the upcoming remake of the Sound of Music.
Veronica Linares
Kimberly Williams-Paisley says she trusts husband Brad Paisley

Kimberly Williams-Paisley says she trusts husband Brad Paisley

Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley laughs off rumors husband Brad Paisley is cheating on her with Carrie Underwood.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
George Strait named Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards

George Strait named Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- George Strait was named Entertainer of the Year at the 2013 Country Music Association Awards ceremony in Nashville Wednesday night.
'Duck Dynasty' stars to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

'Duck Dynasty' stars to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Kellie Pickler, Kristin Chenoweth and the stars of "Duck Dynasty" are to take part in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, NBC announced.
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Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country singer-songwriter and actress who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Underwood has since become a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a winner of several Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards, a Golden Globe Award nominee, a three-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Female Vocalist winner, and a two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year. She is the first-ever female artist to win back-to-back Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards for Entertainer of the Year (2009/10). Underwood was inducted into and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. She was also inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

Her debut album, Some Hearts, was certified seven times platinum, and as of February 2006, is the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history. It is also the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, as of February 2008. Some Hearts yielded three number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs. Her second album, Carnival Ride, was released on October 23, 2007. It has sold over 3 million copies as of January 2010, being certified 3 times Platinum, and produced four consecutive number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Underwood released her third album, Play On, on November 3, 2009. It has been certified 2 times Platinum by the RIAA and has produced three consecutive number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. As of June 2011, Underwood has sold 22 million singles and over 16 million albums worldwide. As of May 16, 2011, Carrie became the "American Idol" US Top Earner, selling so far 12.3 million album copies and 18.5 million digital tracks, along with amassing $66 million in tour revenues, since winning Season 4.

Having ten number one hits on Billboard Hot Country Songs, Underwood is tied with Reba McEntire as the Female Country Artist with Most number one Hits on such chart from 1990 to present. She's also the only solo Country Artist to have a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 Songs in the 2000 decade, as "Inside Your Heaven" reached the top of the chart on July 2005. Some Hearts, Underwood's debut album, was named the Best Country Album of the 2000 Decade by Billboard, and she's the only Female Artist to appear on the Top 10 of Billboard's Best Country Artists of the 2000 Decade list, ranked at #10. She was also ranked number 50 on the Artists of the Decade list by Billboard. In June 2011, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Carrie as the #11 Queen of Pop, based on a lot of criteria from 2009 until 2011. In July 2011, Forbes reported that Underwood earned over $20 million between May 2010 and May 2011.

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