Carrie Underwood Singing Martina McBride’s ‘Broken Wing’ Now and 22 Years Ago Will Blow Your Mind

On Wednesday (Sept. 16), Carrie Underwood wowed fans with a show-stopping medley of songs during the 55th Academy of Country…

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Lauren Jo Black

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September 18, 2020

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On Wednesday (Sept. 16), Carrie Underwood wowed fans with a show-stopping medley of songs during the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards.

The superstar took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry to honor Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton in celebration of the 95th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry.

An Opry member herself, the Oklahoma native performed Cline’s “Crazy,” Lynn’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” Mandrell’s “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool,” Parton’s “Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That,” McEntire’s “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” and McBride’s “Broken Wing.”

Underwood’s goosebump-inducing performance was one of the most buzzed-about moments of the night and will likely go down in history as one of her most memorable awards show moments ever.

Following the show, one of Underwood’s longtime fans pieced together an incredible video, showcasing the newly-crowned ACM Entertainer of the Year performing “Broken Wing” 22 years ago alongside her ACM Awards performance. The throwback clip even caught the attention of Underwood, who shared the video and wrote, “Still love @MartinaMcBride and singing this song 22 years later!”

Click below to watch the jaw-dropping video, which proves Underwood’s unmatched vocal prowess.

After tying with Thomas Rhett for the ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year title, Carrie Underwood has now become the first female artist in ACM history to take home the honor three times.

Underwood previously won ACM Entertainer of the Year in 2008 and 2009 when the award was partially fan-voted.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.