Carrie Underwood was in tears as she accepted her award from Randy Travis as one of CMT’s Artists of The Year. In a taped tribute, Ryan Seacrest remembered Carrie’s initial audition and called her “friend.”
The 90 minute special, which debuted tonight on CMT, feted 5 country artists, including Carrie, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift.
After an introduction by Smokey Robinson, who praised her talent, Carrie closed the show with a medley of her three big hits from 2010, “Cowboy Casanova”, “Temporary Home” and “Undo It”.
Watch Carrie perform and accept her award after the jump. For more photos check this link.
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Carrie Accepts her Award
Carrie Performs a Medley