Carrie Underwood was a standout at the CMT Music Awards, delivering a showstopping performance of her new single ‘Church Bells’ with a full gospel choir and winning two of three awards she was nominated for. It was a stellar night for the country music superstar and you can see the video right here.
Not to mention, Carrie Underwood had already won the night on the red carpet but then for her performance she donned an exquisite black lace jumpsuit (pics below). But she was not there at the 15th annual at the 15th annual CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville to display haute couture fashion or racy stage costumes of course. And when the 33-year-old Carrie Underwood took to the stage, it was one of those, stop-everything-and-listen kind of performances.
Known for the strong vocals and the impeccable musicianship that made her the season 4 American Idol winner, she revealed once again it’s a much-deserved reputation. It’s that same expressive and powerful voice that’s won her accolades, not to mention seven Grammy Awards over the years, and even when she garnered mixed reviews a few years ago portraying the iconic Maria of ‘The Sound of Music’ live musical in NBC, critics could not fault her for her singing.
No speculation over lip syncing, to say the least! And when she was joined by a full gospel choir on stage, the effect was nothing less than mesmerizing. And the song lyrics tell a gripping story of a woman who has killed her abusive husband. She told Rolling Stone, “I love being sucked into that story: rooting for the woman and seeing that she does something powerful that she never thought she could do.” She added, “People are strongest when they’re pushed to their limits.”
Carrie Underwood currently on tour with her new album, ‘Storyteller’ that saw her make a triumphant return after a brief hiatus, as she gave birth to her first child. She did also take home two awards for her single ‘Smoke Break’ — Female Video of the Year and Performance of the Year. It was also nominated for Video of the Year, but that honor went to Tim McGraw’s ‘Humble and Kind.’
The song has gone on to become yet another No. 1 smash hit, despite the occasional backlash it’s been hit with as some make the accusation that the song somehow advocates for cigarette smoking. Even as recent as a few days ago, Blake Shelton, jokingly said his song ‘Sangria’ should get the Video of the Year Award since , and once again, pardon the pun, the debate was ignited once again and Underwood’s legions of fans were, predictably, not amused.
But with two awards out of three, and this new single ‘Church Bells’ that’s soaring up the charts, it was quite a memorable night for the singer extraordinaire and her fans. You can see photos and watch Carrie Underwood’s ‘Church Bells’ performance at the CMT Music Awards below!
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