Just…wow; Carrie Underwood last week on Good Friday

The best singer I think to come from American Idol, Carrie Underwood amazed me yet again with a performance like the one below. Caught it in an email, and yeah, I was working Friday last week as usual, and probably wouldn’t have had the TV on anyway, but apparently there was an awards show broadcast that night.

Can you believe this? The girl from American Idol in the company of the likes of Martina McBride, Loretta Lynn, Reba McIntyre, and The Judds?

From only getting started in 2005, look at where she is so far;

Most #1 Hits by a Female Artist – Monitored Era (1990-present):

Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood – 10
Faith Hill – 9
Shania Twain – 7
Jo Dee Messina – 6
Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood – 5
Sara Evans, Patty Loveless, Taylor Swift, Wynonna – 4
Most #1 Hits by a Female Artist – All-Time:

Dolly Parton – 25
Reba McEntire – 23
Tammy Wynette – 20
Crystal Gayle – 18
Loretta Lynn – 16
Rosanne Cash – 11
Anne Murray, Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood – 10

Why do you think that Underwood has been the one to push up against country radio’s glass ceiling so much? Can she keep this up? Will she eventually get to the top of each list, or is there somebody below her that might jump ahead?

Okay, I’m not really a “fan” exactly, but I did click around after seeing the video below and was blown away at how far she’s come. It’s not hard to see why;


About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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