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Carrie Underwood Wins ACM's Entertainer of the Year

Carrie Underwood Wins ACM's Entertainer of the Year

Carrie Underwood wins the night’s top honors at the 2009 Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on Sunday (April 5) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 26-year-old American Idol champ picked up Top Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year (a fan-voted category this year), beating out Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and George Strait. During her acceptance speech, Carrie twirled around and gushed, “Mike baby, I wish you were here,” shouting out her boyfriend, Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher.

During the ceremony, Carrie also performed her hit song “I Told You So” in a gorgeous merlot Rafael Cennamo gown, which overtook half of the stage. Check out her performance below!


Carrie Underwood – “I Told You So,” ACMs 2009

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  • sally

    Is she wearing a circus tent?

  • michelle

    Actually Jared, she said Mike Baby, I wish you were here… not My baby.

    Congrats to Carrie. OMG!!!!!!

  • sexy sexy

    Congrats Carrie!!!!
    u always broke music industry Records!!!!
    well deserved!

  • http://www.justjared.com/ Just Jared

    Did she?? Did everyone else hear Mike Baby, also??

  • http://www.novelalounge.com Paulo

    Is she wearing Kelly Clarksons MY DECEMBER dress?

  • shelby

    She has an incredible voice, but she is not a great entertainer. Not by a long shot. Stiff. Wooden. Boring. Yes, I’ve seen her in concert.

  • kae

    Awesome! This is great! Well deserved! And yes she did acknowledge her man by name. Great job Carrie!

  • kae

    Yes it sounded like “Mike baby I wish you were here”. I re-played it to make sure.

  • You/Me

    Ugh. I can’t believe she won. And her version of I Told You So just flat out sucks a s s. A dog could do better Randy Travis than Carrie Underwood.

  • ERICA

    YEAH CARRIE!!! I am so happy for her! She is a great person inside and out! She is also a great entertainer!

  • rok

    Im sorry but I think Kenny should’ve taken this one home!

  • nessaisstunning

    Aww, yay, I’m glad she won. I like her music for the most part.

    I LOVE that white dress she’s wearing. What an awesome outfit.

    The dress she’s performing in on the other hand is quite possibly the biggest dress I’ve ever seen. The skirt just seems to continue to flow outward. What a beautiful color dress though. It fits beautifully and the color compliments her skin tone and features really well.

  • Doe

    she said, Mike Fisher, I wish you were here. She is fantastic.

  • sara Goldstein

    Yeah Jared, I heard “Mike, baby…” as well.

  • jackie

    wat is under that tent of a dress UGLLY much

  • lostchick

    Who is Mike?

  • Brandi

    Shelby, I disagree! She’s come a LOOOONG way, and it an AWESOME live performer.. not just singer. I’ve seen her live 5 times, and each time she just gets better and better.

    And yes, Jared. Everyone seems to think she said “Mike, baby.” =)

  • zoe

    congrats to carrie! she has a great voice and she deserves this. i dont exactly like the huge dress….why did she want to wear something like that? the colour’s great though.

  • michelle

    Jared from people.com. They have Mike, Baby too.

    Carrie Underwood became the first woman since 2001 to be named ACM entertainer of the year – and only the seventh female to win the Academy of Country Music’s top honor since it was first handed out in 1970.

    “I’ve had a lot of good moments in the last four years. This one takes the cake!” said a teary-eyed Underwood, her voice cracking onstage Sunday at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. “I don’t know what to say! I got nothing.” But she did remember one important person: Raising her trophy, she yelled, “Mike, baby, I wish you were here!” in a shout-out to her boyfriend, Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher.

    http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20267558_20270220,00.htm

  • flutters

    She definitely said “Mike, baby.” Congratulations Carrie!!! Beautiful performance tonight and you totally deserved both your award wins!!

  • jenn

    tell her to take kellys dress off and think of something original

  • nicole

    yeah she said “Mike baby I wish you were here”

  • Melissa

    Yeah she for sure said Mike Baby…. Anyways good for her… It was well deserved! i Voted… ! and George Strait looked suprised he got beat by a girl..!! Wooo CARRIE UNDERWOOD!! Top Female and Entertainer of The Year!

  • http://www.vectormotors.com gerard Vandenberg

    Let’s meet the STAND-UP comedian of th decade, folks!!

  • kiersten

    Carrie if your stylist picked that dress out you performed in they should be fired. Way to much dress. I don’t even understand why someone would make it in the first place.

  • kris

    It’s sad that people think that being an entertainer automatically means that you have to be exciting and flashy ..
    She’s an entertainer a lone enough with her amazing voice !

    BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT
    !!
    very well deserved!

  • kris

    && she looks good in every dress she wears !
    that white dress is gorgeous.
    the pink dress she wore was beautiful
    and that red dress is just WOW !

  • Monica

    Congratulations! Well deserved! She’s amazing!

  • meh

    wow! she looks gorgeous, as usual!

  • meh

    and aw she was so cute when she was accepting her award

  • wowowow

    well mike will be readily available next week when he’ll be golfing instead of playing in the playoffs. this is the first time the sens won’t make the postseason in 11 years. haha
    go leafs go!
    go pens go!

  • kristom

    OMGGG… Congrats carrie.. u totally deserved it… so proud of you…
    luv u carrie….. <3

  • sarah

    she has such an engaging voice. i always get pulled into her performance. and her voice is just amazing!!! its crazy to think that she came from idol. her talent is so above that.

  • andrea

    that does look like kelly clarkson’s my december dress…. i like carrie HAD to bring up Idol cuz she knew ppl would bite her if she didn’t

  • rii

    no the dress looks awesome!

  • Elvie

    I think the red dress is a bit too much!

  • goodmorning

    carrie !! you’re so beautiful and talented

  • g

    yea carrie!!!!
    good going your really good
    and you deserved it!

  • Louisa

    Carrie winning is why EOY should not be fan voted. I like her in concert but her competition is so much better.

  • Kay

    Congratulations Carrie!!!
    Real talent won!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Am I the only one thinking Tony Roma missed the boat and stayed with the wrong girl. He got a dude instead of a real star.

  • Gail

    To those that think she didnt deserve it, well, obviously more people thought she did, than didnt. It’s entertainer of THE YEAR, not a lifetime achievement award! Get over it, she’s a good person and does deserve it……we voted!!!!

  • marcy

    Everyone seems to think Tony made all the choices when it came to NOT being with Carrie. Uh, think about it, why would she be with HIM???????????? Yeah he lost out getting Jessica after Carrie….but somethng tells me it wasnt all his choice to be where he is now. I watched newlyweds when jessica and nick had their reality show and thought she was the cutest thing! But…after the way she publicly talked about Carrie, etc., I lost all respect for her and cant stand to look at her now. Its as though she’s a different person than we used to see on TV. GO CARRIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re beautiful inside and out!

  • James

    I know what you mean, Jessica is jealous. Carrie is a class act that nobody could possible match up to! In the words of Nick Lachey, “Poor Jess”.

  • Andee

    Carrie, you’re absolutely beautiful inside and out. Your mother is positively glowing on TV. For you to feel the way you do about Mike, he must be a special guy for sure. Gorgeous couple.

  • Mark W

    Carrie rocks!!!!!!!!!!!! I think George Strait is “THE MAN” but I agree, the award wasnt lifetime achievement, it was for the year. She had a great one!!!! Any guy would be lucky to be with her. Tony lost out bigtime!!! You go Carrie…..you’re movin’ on up in more ways than one!

  • S masterson

    I love you Carrie!!! Good job!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsY9MRbiZ6E Tig

    This is where she says Mike Baby. It was in her acceptance speech.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsY9MRbiZ6E

    she was really cute and funny with the boots comment to Matthew and out of nowhere she threw Mike a message.

  • ali

    CONGRATS TO CARRIE! she deserves every award she wins =)

  • rfb

    What’s not to love about Carrie Underwood? She is beautiful, she has an amazing voice, but most of all she is genuine. Her personality is bubbly and awesome. I don’t like to hear people put her down because she certainly doesn’t deserve that. I think some people are just plain jealous. So all I am saying is that Carrie, don’t stop doing what you are doing. You are at the top.

  • TWPUMPKIN

    Beautiful girl and very talented.

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