Carrie Underwood Performs “Church Bells” 2016 CMT Awards (VIDEO)

Carrie Underwood was joined by a gospel choir on stage during her performance of “Church Bells” on the 2016 CMT Music Awards, which aired live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday night.

The singer also won two awards–Female Video of the Year for “Smoke Break” and CMT Performance of the Year for a live performance of “Smoke Break” from Instant Jam. 

Here’s what Deb B, who live blogged the event, had to say about Carrie’s performance:

Erin Andrews introduces herself as the president of the Carrie Underwood Fan Club, the CareBears. Sure. And Carrie is up to perform “Church Bells.” She starts with just banjo accompaniment, before shaking off a lace black cape and singing to a full arrangement. But wait! The performance is made even more epic with the additional of a gospel choir! This “Church Bells” performance ends with a riff-off between Carrie and the choir, and pyro and, for a punctuation mark, a bell tolling. The crowd is on its feet!

Read Deb’s full 2016 CMT Awards Live Blog HERE.

Watch Carrie Underwood perform her hit song “Church Bells” with a full gospel choir.

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