And The GRAMMY Went To ... Carrie Underwood
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Song: "Blown Away"
Artist: Carrie Underwood
Won for: Best Country Solo Performance
Previous wins: Underwood has five prior GRAMMY wins
Did you know?: "Blown Away" is the title track of Underwood's chart-topping album, 2012's Blown Away. Co-written by Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, "Blown Away" was also voted Best Country Song. Underwood performed the song on the GRAMMY telecast. "I Told You So," Underwood's collaboration with Randy Travis won Best Country Collaboration With Vocals in 2009. Beginning in 2006, Underwood won Best Female Country Vocal Performance for three consecutive years for "Jesus, Take The Wheel," "Before He Cheats" and "Last Name," respectively. Underwood was selected Best New Artist at the 49th GRAMMY Awards. Along with Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia and Jennifer Hudson, Underwood is one of four "American Idol" alumni to win a GRAMMY.