The accolades and awards for Carrie Underwood continue to mount up. The latest is that the Season 4 American Idol winner and country sensation has been named Country Breakout Artist of the Year by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM).
The award was one of several honors bestowed by the not-for-profit music trade association on behalf of its members in recognition of artists who have contributed significantly to the health of the industry through sales and creativity.
Carrie took a day in between tour dates this week to perform in New York's Bryant Park, as part of Good Morning America's summer concert series. See below.