American Idol’s latest country winner is taking life lessons from its first country winner. Naturally, we’re talking about Scotty McCreery and Carrie Underwood.
Underwood, as we all know, has become arguably the most successful of all the Idol winners. (Kelly Clarkson fans might say different, but that’s why we say “arguably”.) Her list of awards is too long to list here, but her most recent honors came this week at the American Country Awards at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. The fan-voted show honored Underwood with three awards (which come in the form of a customized Fender Telecaster guitar): Female Artist of the Year; Female Single of the Year and Female Video for “Mama’s Song”.
The event was McCreery’s first award show and he didn’t go home empty-handed. Fans voted him New Artist of the Year, choosing him over Thompson Square, The Band Perry, Jerrod Niemann and The Pistol Annies.