Sony Music Honors Carrie Underwood with Multiple Awards
Musicrow.com reports that Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Gary Overton surprised country singer Carrie Underwood on New York City on Monday with three plaques commemorating recent RIAA certifications. Her single "Good Girl" reached double platinum status for more than 2 million downloads, while "Two Black Cadillacs" went platinum for more than 1 million downloads. Her debut DVD, The Blown Away Tour: LIVE has reached gold status.
At this year's CMA Awards, the former American Idol star is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (Blown Away) and Video of the Year ("Blown Away"). She will co-host the awards with Brad Paisley on ABC on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET
Underwood is currently in rehearsals to star as Maria in the live three-hour broadcast of the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music on NBC on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET. Acclaimed British actor Stephen Moyer, best known to U.S. audiences for his role as Bill Compton in HBO's "True Blood, will portray decorated World War I hero Capt. Georg Von Trapp.
From Universal Television, "The Sound of Music" is executive produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford will serve as directors. The live holiday production will be based on the original 1959 Broadway production of "The Sound of Music," which starred Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel. The play won the Tony Award as best musical and Martin won as best actress.
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