(Nashville, TN 2nd January 2013) Superstar Carrie Underwood reigns atop Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart for a fifth consecutive week with her new album, Blown Away, even as today’s album news closely follows word this week that Carrie has earned her 15th No. 1 single with “Good Girl,” the debut single from Blown Away. Since achieving her first No. 1 single in 2006 with “Jesus, Take The Wheel” Carrie has spent more weeks in the No. 1 spot on the country airplay charts than any other female artist.
“Good Girl,” which has sold over 980,000 digital copies so far, was written by Carrie, Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley, who co-wrote two of Underwood’s No. 1 hits, “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” and “All-American Girl.”
The video for “Good Girl” is currently No. 1 on both CMT and GAC and is nominated both for “Video of the Year” and “Female Video of the Year” at tonight’s CMT Music Awards.
With five nominations in all, Carrie is the most nominated artist at this year’s show, with additional nods including “Video of the Year” and “Collaborative Video of the Year” (both for “Remind Me” with Brad Paisley), as well as “CMT Performance of the Year” for “Just a Dream/Dream On” with Steven Tyler, from CMT’s Crossroads.
Fans can also look for Carrie as a performer on tonight’s show, with the 2012 CMT Music Awards airing LIVE from Nashville at 8pm ET on CMT and CMT.com.
Carrie is also nominated for “Choice Female Country Artist” at this year’s Teen Choice Awards, airing Sunday, July 22 at 8pm ET on FOX. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite Teen Choice 2012 nominees at www.teenchoiceawards.com.
Since releasing Some Hearts in 2005, Carrie has sold more than 14 million albums with Some Hearts, 2007’s Carnival Ride, and 2009’s Play On making her the best selling American Idol in the U.S. She’s amassed 15 No. 1 singles, seven of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. Underwood currently leads the nominations for the 2012 CMT Music Awards with five. She is a five-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
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