CMT Music Awards Rewind: Carrie Underwood Performs ‘All-American Girl’
Underwood is the most-awarded artist in the history of the show.
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images
The 2019 CMT Music Awards are upon us, which means there’s plenty of chatter surrounding who could take home the prize in each category. Carrie Underwood currently reigns as the most-awarded artist in the show’s history with 18 wins. This year, she scored two nominations, including the coveted Video of the Year Award, which she’s won six times.
To honor Underwood’s trophy successes, Country Now is taking a look back at one of her stellar performances from the long-running, fan-voted award show.
In this clip, fans get to revisit the year 2008 when the Oklahoma native closed out the CMT Music Awards broadcast with a powerful performance of her mega-hit “All-American Girl.” Billy Ray Cyrus and daughter, Miley Cyrus announced Underwood to the stage before she stepped out in a sparkly mini dress complete with a heart pendant necklace. While delivering a flawless performance of the song, Underwood effortlessly made her way down a giant staircase and through the stage runway. Fans on the floor, meanwhile, waved around glow sticks and sang along to every lyric. To add to the spectacle, a round of fireworks went off and streamers were released after Underwood belted out her last note.
“All-American Girl,” which Underwood co-wrote with Ashley Gorley and Kelley Lovelace, appears on her second studio album, Carnival Ride. Released in December of 2007, the single rose to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart. The song didn’t win Underwood a CMT trophy during the show’s live broadcast, but it did earn her the most-Streamed Country Song of the Year in the CMT Online Awards.
As previously shared, Underwood, who is currently on her Cry Pretty Tour, has two nominations this year. One for Video of the Year for “Cry Pretty” and another for Female Video of the Year for “Love Wins.” Fans can tune in to the 2019 CMT Music Awards, hosted by Little Big Town, on Wednesday, June 5 at 8pm ET.
Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.