November 23, 2007
Apparently going for a “yearbook” theme this year, Entertainment Weekly has released its annual list of top entertainers, with Carrie Underwood acknowledged in the “Most Popular” category:
Faith Hill was only kidding, folks, when she feigned outrage at Carrie Underwood’s win at the 2006 CMA Awards, but viewers may’ve been truly shocked by the now-24-year-old’s meteoric rise. In 2007, Underwood further solidified her country bona fides with a confident, twangy No. 1 album, Carnival Ride, that vindicated all the promise and possibility American Idol aspires to offer.
The article includes a brief list of career highlights from the year. It’s amazing to see how many awards the woman has won in just a few months! The entire list features celebrities from the world of film, television and music, but is ultimately topped by author J.K. Rowling, and EW provides an absolutely fantastic profile of the Potter scribe and the impact of her work.