The American Country Music Award nominees were announced today with some interesting results. Four reality show finalists have the potential to take home trophies including Scott McCreary, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. It’s funny how some of today’s top country singers all got their start on a show, three of whom hailed from American Idol. It seems country is a genre where Idol winners can really make their big break. Scroll on for more on the stylish singers and their nominations.
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Country cutie Carrie Underwood is seen here at Los Angeles International Airport en route to her honeymoon with her hubby, Mike Fischer. She keeps it casual in shorts, a tank and a cardy paired with clear flats. If you want a similarly invisible pair, try this nude Tory Burch Eddie. These Tory Burch Flats will make your legs look extra long. Carrie’s career has been going strong since winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. She holds records for having eleven number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and is estimated to have made $20 million last year. This year, Carrie was nominated for her 8th consecutive top female vocalist award – she’s won the title three times to date.
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Miss Kelly Clarkson began her rise to fame a decade ago when she won the very first season of “American Idol”. The next year, she was the runner up for “World Idol” and released her debut album. Her second albums single, “Because of You”, which was released in 2005 became the best selling single of any Idol contestant. She’s won two Grammy’s, three MTV Music Awards and twelve Billboard Awards. Kelly also won several ACM Awards including winning top vocal event last year, a category she is nominated for again. Here, Kelly performs at the VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul event alongside stars including Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson. She rocks a jewel toned green dress paired with matching bow adorned peep toes, similar to the Stuart Weitzman Bowright. These pewter Stuart Weitzman pumps add glitz and shine to your evening looks.
The young singer got her start on the 2003 season of the show “Nashville Star” Though she didn’t win the show (she placed third) she was signed to Epic Records and has had a successful career since. Her very first album went certified platinum and she’s had over a half dozen chart topping hits. Miranda was listed in the 100 Greatest Women of Country Music by Country Universe and currently tops the country music charts at number five with her single “Baggage Claim.” Miranda is nominated for entertainer of the year and best female vocalist – her husband, Blake Shelton is nominated for best male vocalist. Here, at LAX after a flight, she keeps in casual in comfy sneakers similar to the Steve Madden Twynkle. These Steve Madden shoes are the perfect mix of sporty and spunky.