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Just…wow; Carrie Underwood last week on Good Friday

The best singer I think to come from American Idol, Carrie Underwood amazed me yet again with a performance like the one below. Caught it in an email, and yeah, I was working Friday last week as usual, and probably wouldn’t have had the TV on anyway, but apparently there was an awards show broadcast that night.

Can you believe this? The girl from American Idol in the company of the likes of Martina McBride, Loretta Lynn, Reba McIntyre, and The Judds?

From only getting started in 2005, look at where she is so far;

Most #1 Hits by a Female Artist – Monitored Era (1990-present):

Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood – 10
Faith Hill – 9
Shania Twain – 7
Jo Dee Messina – 6
Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood – 5
Sara Evans, Patty Loveless, Taylor Swift, Wynonna – 4
Most #1 Hits by a Female Artist – All-Time:

Dolly Parton – 25
Reba McEntire – 23
Tammy Wynette – 20
Crystal Gayle – 18
Loretta Lynn – 16
Rosanne Cash – 11
Anne Murray, Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood – 10

Why do you think that Underwood has been the one to push up against country radio’s glass ceiling so much? Can she keep this up? Will she eventually get to the top of each list, or is there somebody below her that might jump ahead?

Okay, I’m not really a “fan” exactly, but I did click around after seeing the video below and was blown away at how far she’s come. It’s not hard to see why;

Erick Brockwayhttp://www.erickbrockway.com
Work seven days a week at two jobs, a newly RETIRED EO1 (E6) in the Navy Reserves (Seabees), blog when I can from cellphone and computer. @erickbrockway #catcot #tcot Currently living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a wife (20+ years) son, and two daughters.

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  1. Oh, yes, Erick. Wow begins to describe it. From growing up hearing a small congregation sing it, to George Beverly Shea and now this beautiful little girl pouring her soul into it. Sitting here in the dark on the laptop not expecting anything like that,well, let’s just say, it was quite a personal experience. Thanks for putting this up.

  2. Wow! I’ve become pretty jaded about “entertainers” in recent years. Once in a while, they surprise me.

    Carrie took the God-given abilities she’s been granted and channeled them into this truly amazing out-pouring of her own heart, mind and soul back into one of the most revered songs of praise that our country knows.

    I’m grateful for the surprise, and many thanks, Ms. Underwood. This has been a blessing to me on a day when I badly needed it.

  1. Oh, yes, Erick. Wow begins to describe it. From growing up hearing a small congregation sing it, to George Beverly Shea and now this beautiful little girl pouring her soul into it. Sitting here in the dark on the laptop not expecting anything like that,well, let’s just say, it was quite a personal experience. Thanks for putting this up.

  2. Wow! I’ve become pretty jaded about “entertainers” in recent years. Once in a while, they surprise me.

    Carrie took the God-given abilities she’s been granted and channeled them into this truly amazing out-pouring of her own heart, mind and soul back into one of the most revered songs of praise that our country knows.

    I’m grateful for the surprise, and many thanks, Ms. Underwood. This has been a blessing to me on a day when I badly needed it.

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