Carrie Underwood won the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year award both in 2008 and 2009 and has been a nominee every year since.
Underwood, who will kick off the show tonight (9/16) along with the other four Entertainer nominees, said of her nomination, “I personally feel like, ‘Entertainer [of the Year], it’s everything, right? So, I feel like people kind of narrow it down to tours, but I feel like there’s so many more components to it.”
She adds, “I’m blessed and lucky to be nominated, obviously, and [I’m in] fantastic company. It would be amazing, but of course, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want it. (laughs) Sorry boys.”
The ACM Awards will air live on CBS from various iconic locations around Nashville. Keith Urban will host and it all kicks off at 8PM ET.