Carrie Underwood Grabs Top Country Music Honors

Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen also take home trophies
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Apr 6, 2009 2:15 AM CDT
Singer LeAnn Rimes strikes a pose for photographers.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – A teary-eyed Carrie Underwood clinched two top prizes at yesterday's Academy of Country Music Awards presentation. The American Idol alum was only the seventh woman in the show's 44-year history to win the Top Entertainer honor. Underwood also took home the Top Female Vocalist trophy, while Brad Paisley won the honors for male singer, reports Entertainment Weekly. Taylor Swift's Fearless was picked as the year's top album.