The American Country Countdown Awards, created by Fox and Dick Clark Productions, is an annual show that awards country artists according to record sales, tour sales, radio airplay and more, and in the 2016 edition it took place in The Forum, in Inglewood, California, on May 1st and held a red carpet for the invited artists.
Touring artist of the year was Garth Brooks, and the best duo went to Old Dominion. Little Big Town with “Girl Crush” won the Digital Song of the year, and the Song of the Year went to “Die a Happy Men” by Thomas Rhett. The artist of the year was Luke Bryan, while Chris Stapleton, with his album “Traveller” won the Album of the Year over Carrie Underwood, one of the major stars in the event, runner-up with her album “Storyteller”.
Carrie all the way
Even when Underwood lost the nomination in the album of the year, she won the big prize: Female Vocalist of the Year. Also, she was all over the news for several reasons. First, her look on the red carpet. A stunning sheer dress by Gauri & Nainika, combined with wavy hair put her in the spotlight of every photographer in the red carpet. Everywhere on the internet and media, entertainment journalists made comments about her body and her look.
And second, her speech, where she dedicated the prize to Isley Thibodeaux, a 10-year old girl that was killed by a drunk driver on her way home when she left Underwood’s concert in Louisiana, last April. Carrie wanted to offer a tribute to the girl and honor her memory performing “Church Bells”.
“This award show is special because it’s…all about fans and all about radio and without the two of those there would be no country music,” she said to Fox News. “Country music has the best fans hands down. I see it on the road every single night when we have shows. They are loyal and supportive. It’s so nice to be able to have things like this and stand up there and say thank you specifically to the fans.”
Source: Fox News