Carrie Underwood has an amazing career filled with accolades and experiences bringing it fulfillment. Carrie’s music career however has been highly honored, and her ACM Special Achievement Award is a testament to that.
According to a report by Country Music Television, Carrie Underwood, along with Rascal Flatts,Toby Keith, and Ronnie Milsap, are among the country artists recognized with special off-camera ACM Awards for their achievements.
Carrie has been presented the Gene Weed Special Achievement award for her “unprecedented, unique, and outstanding individual achievement in country music.” It is an honor worthy of Carrie, who was first an American Idol before becoming a country superstar. As a matter of fact, American Idol was the launching point of Carrie Underwood’s career. Carrie’s first album went straight to #1, followed by three more afterwards.
Carrie Underwood isn’t only just a success in music. Along with music, Carrie has product endorsements, acting, concert tours with amazing effects, CMA hosting, and philanthropy to her long list of achievements, as reported by The Examiner. It was last year where Carrie received the most widespread exposure. First, Carrie was on NFL Sunday Night Football. Then she landed the lead role in the NBC broadcast of The Sound of Music, which was originally performed by Julie Andrews.
Since Carrie Underwood’s achievement is considered an “off-camera” award, it will not be showcased at the ACM Awards, which take place in Las Vegas on April 6th. The reason cited is limited airtime. Instead, Carrie will receive her reward later on in the year, at the ACM Honors event on September 9th, in Nashville.
As for the other winners, Keith and Milsap will receive Career Achievement awards for their accomplishments in country music. Rascal Flatts will receive the Jim Reeves International Award. Other off-camera awards include Kris Kristofferson, Dean Dillon, and the last Jack Clement.
For Carrie Underwood, this will be her 11th ACM Award, a ways from her first award for Single Record of the Year for Jesus, Take the Wheel.