Seven-time GRAMMY winner Carrie Underwood scored the 21st of her 22 #1 singles with “Little Toy Guns” (from her Greatest Hits: Decade #1), and today, her performance of the song earned her a Best Country Solo Performance GRAMMY nomination for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.
The GRAMMY news comes as Carrie’s new Storyteller album achieves RIAA Gold certification and also returns to #1 this week on Billboard’s Top Country Albums sales chart. Last month, Storyteller notched a historic debut when Carrie became the only artist in the chart’s 51-year history to have each of her first six albums enter the chart at #1.
Following the success of Storyteller’s first single, the chart-topping “Smoke Break,” Underwood is new on the airwaves with her co-written “Heartbeat,” a song that All Access lauds as “sexy and beautiful and classy and raw,” while Billboard simply calls it “the country love ballad of our dreams.” The song’s gorgeous new Randee St. Nicholas-directed music video can be seen online here.
Storyteller is available for sale at http://smarturl.it/custoryteller.
On a separate GRAMMY note, this past Sunday, Carrie was among the stars performing songs made famous by Frank Sinatra as part of the CBS airing of Sinatra 100 – An All-Star GRAMMY Concert. The event honored Sinatra’s remarkable legacy in celebration of the upcoming occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday. For the show, Underwood performed “Someone to Watch over Me” and joined Zac Brown and Seth MacFarlane for a medley of “Come Fly with Me,” “Bewitched,” “Stars Fell on Alabama,” and “Learning The Blues.”
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place Monday, February 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, airing on CBS Television from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).