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Underwood captures two CMT awards

Thursday, June 7, 2012 – Carrie Underwood was the biggest winner Wednesday at the CMA Music Awards with two - for Best Video for Good Girl and Best Collaboration with Brad Paisley for Remind Me.

The show featured a number of live performances, including Kenny Chesney, Paisley with Hank Williams Jr., Pistol Annies, Eric Church, Willie Nelson with Jamey Johnson, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith and Darius Rucker, Little Big Town and The Band Perry.

Paisley said, "I'd like to thank this beautiful woman for being in the video. Otherwise, it's just a dork walking through the desert." Underwood chided her husband, Mike Fisher, for giving Paisley a hug before congratulating her.

Other winners were Luke Bryan for Male Video of the Year for I Don't Want This Night to End, Miranda Lambert for Female Video of the Year for Over Year, Lady Antebellum for Group Video of the Year for We Owned the Night, Thompson Square for Duo Video of the Year for I Got You, Scotty McCreery for USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for The Trouble With Girls and Jason Aldean for CMT Performance of the Year for Tattoos on This Town (From CMT Artists of the Year).

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Storyteller CD review - Storyteller
Carrie Underwood's powerful voice has been her calling card throughout her career, and that is no different on her latest. She has always possessed a voice that can be chameleon-like and work with the material at hand. Underwood does that again on these 13 songs, 6 of which she helped pen. Underwood knows a thing or two about writing or finding material that fits her commercial orientation as almost all 13 could conceivably be picked as singles. They are big sounding, big voiced and radio ready. »»»
Greatest Hits: Decade #1 CD review - Greatest Hits: Decade #1
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Henry comes out the other end a better man – Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: Turner pleases the traditionalists – Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of country music's champion of the everyman. This night was special for him. He was celebrating an anniversary with his wife and his 18th with his label MCA.... »»»
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