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Carrie Underwood outstanding career honored with early ACM Award

Carrie Underwood's unprecedented career recognized by ACMs
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Carrie Underwood has been chosen as the recipient of the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award by the Academy of Country Music. The Academy announced on March 21 that Carrie Underwood is among the early winners of the 2014 ACM Awards, joining Rascal Flatts, Ronnie Milsap, Toby Keith and others.

Carrie Underwood was given the Gene Weed Special Achievement award due to her “unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music.” It is definitely an honor worthy of the American Idol-turned country superstar. Carrie Underwood didn’t just walk off the American Idol stage, she blasted off with a first album that went straight to number 1, and three subsequent albums that did the same.

Carrie Underwood went from a still somewhat timid young lady opening for Kenny Chesney to a globally-known star who broke Kenny Chesney’s four-award streak for the ACM Entertainer of the Year in 2009, and won the top honor again in 2010. Carrie Underwood has since added multiple hit songs, product endorsements, acting, concert tours with amazing effects, CMA hosting, and philanthropy to her long list of achievements.

Though the ACM Awards take place on April 6 in Las Vegas, due to limited air time, Carrie Underwood will receive the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award later in the year at the ACM Honors event on September 9.

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Carrie Underwood has been chosen as the recipient of the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award by the Academy of Country Music. The Academy announced on March 21 that Carrie Underwood is among the early winners of the 2014 ACM Awards, joining Rascal Flatts, Ronnie Milsap, Toby Keith and others.

Carrie Underwood was given the Gene Weed Special Achievement award due to her “unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music.” It is definitely an honor worthy of the American Idol-turned country superstar. Carrie Underwood didn’t just walk off the American Idol stage, she blasted off with a first album that went straight to number 1, and three subsequent albums that did the same.

Carrie Underwood went from a still somewhat timid young lady opening for Kenny Chesney to a globally-known star who broke Kenny Chesney’s four-award streak for the ACM Entertainer of the Year in 2009, and won the top honor again in 2010. Carrie Underwood has since added multiple hit songs, product endorsements, acting, concert tours with amazing effects, CMA hosting, and philanthropy to her long list of achievements.

Though the ACM Awards take place on April 6 in Las Vegas, due to limited air time, Carrie Underwood will receive the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award later in the year at the ACM Honors event on September 9.

Chat about this and other country music news on Facebook at Dirt Road Rendezvous or follow @JaelynJamik on Twitter or Pinterest! For even more news about your favorite country stars, click here or receive spam-free email updates by clicking Subscribe at the top of this article.

This article may not be copied or reproduced in any form without the express written consent of the author, Jaelyn Jamik, or Clarity Digital Media. Any excerpt reproduced must not exceed 75 words and must provide a link back to the original article and Examiner.com.