Carrie Underwood was presented with three BMI “Million-Air” Awards during a celebration held at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Underwood received the awards from BMI to signify her achievement of reaching over one million U.S. broadcast performances. Underwood joins a list of big name songwriters that include Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Sir Paul McCartney and Isaac Hayes by receiving the awards
BMI’s Associate Director of Writer/Publisher Relations Leslie Roberts presented Underwood the “Million-Air” certificates for reaching one million performances each for “Mama’s Song” and “Good Girl.” Underwood was also honored with a certificate for her song “All-American Girl” that hit the two million performances mark.
BMI’s Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Jody Williams said “With a catalog boasting more than 13 million performances, Carrie has become one of the most successful songwriters in country music today” and added “We at BMI could not be more proud and are excited to celebrate these continued incredible achievements with her.”
The BMI “Million-Air” Award is given to publishers, composers and songwriters whose songs reach the record of over one million U.S. broadcast performances. The math adds up to almost 23 years of continuous play of “All-American Girl,” “Mama’s Song” and “Good Girl” for the amount of performances Underwood has achieved with the three singles.