Carrie Underwood, American Idol season 4 winner, took home three Grammys on Sunday at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. One for Best New Artist, one for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, and one for Best Country Song, turning out to be the most recent of the American Idol winners to conquer the music industry’s most cherished prize.
Unlike American Idol’s first winner Kelly Clarkson, Underwood did not fail to acknowledge the popular show that brought her to stardom. Upon Underwood’s acceptance of the trophy, she expressed her gratitude towards God, Idol creator Simon Fuller and others, saying "I owe everything to American Idol."
Underwood was nominated for four categories, Best New Artist, Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Jesus, Take the Wheel", Best Country Song for "Jesus, Take the Wheel" for songwriters Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson, as well as Song of the Year for "Jesus, Take the Wheel". The only award she did not take home was for Song of the Year.
Source: TV Guide
-Kris, BuddyTV Staff Columnist