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Alfred Music Publishing Congratulates Carrie Underwood: 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards “Best Female Vocalist” and “Entertainer of the Year”

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Friday, May 01, 2009


Alfred Music Publishing is excited to congratulate Carrie Underwood on her achievements as the recipient of the 2009 Academy of Country Music Award for “Best Female Vocalist” and “Entertainer of the Year.” As she continues to reach new heights in her music career, Alfred Music Publishing, a leading provider of high-quality music products since 1922, is proud to include the complete work of Carrie Underwood in its catalog of over 45,000 active titles.

Carrie Underwood became America’s country sweetheart as a contestant, and winner, of the fourth season of American Idol® in 2005. The show’s notoriously critical judge, Simon Cowell, predicted during the competition that Carrie would not only be the victor of the season, but her future albums would outsell previous winners. Almost exactly four years later, Simon’s prediction remains on target. Carrie’s music career has seen unparalleled success, and she has experienced a whirlwind of milestones. Her debut album, Some Hearts, is the biggest-selling album to date from any “American Idol” contestant, with continued success as the best-selling female country album of 2005, 2006, and 2007. Her sophomore album, Carnival Ride debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts and has garnered four No. 1 hits, and in 2008, Carrie was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Most recently, Carrie walked away with “Best Female Vocalist” for the third consecutive year and made history as she took home the prestigious “Entertainer of the Year” award at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2009. The seventh female to win “Entertainer of the Year” since its inception in 1970, Carrie Underwood now joins the esteemed group of female country legends who have won this award: Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, and the Dixie Chicks.

“Our long-standing relationship with Carrie is continually enhanced by her constant presence at the top of the charts,” Carol Cuellar, Alfred Music Publishing’s Vice President of Artists & Repertoire commented. “Her books and sheet music are perennial sellers for Alfred Music Publishing. We congratulate Carrie as our #1 Country Music Artist, and we’re so proud to represent such a talented performer!”

Click here to view the extensive Carrie Underwood catalog published by Alfred Music Publishing.