Carrie Underwood: A Country Music Powerhouse

Carrie Underwood, the winner of American Idol’s fourth season in 2005, has become a colossal figure in the music industry. Not only was she the sole solo country artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 in the 2000s with her debut single “Inside Your Heaven,” but she also boasts a staggering 85 million record sales worldwide. Underwood is renowned as the top female country artist, holding the record for the most #1s on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, and has clinched 8 Grammy Awards. Her induction into the Grand Ole Opry and accolades from Billboard and Rolling Stone further cement her status as a leading figure in country music.

One of Underwood’s keys to success is her ability to blend pop and country genres seamlessly, and she’s also known to rock out on stage. A prime example of her versatile talent is her electrifying performance with Steven Tyler at the ACM Awards 2011. Their collaboration set the stage on fire, earning rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The audience’s reaction to Tyler’s dramatic entrance was reminiscent of his iconic moment in the “Walk This Way” music video with Run DMC.

Watch the video below to experience Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler’s unforgettable performance at the ACM Awards 2011.