American Idol Winner Goes From Hollywood Hopeful To Country Crooner In 'CMT IN THE MOMENT: CARRIE UNDERWOOD'
CMT Cameras Follow Carrie Underwood
As She Realizes Her Dream of Becoming a Country Artist
Underwood Also Featured on CMT 100 GREATEST DUETS on September 17
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 14 -- She won America's hearts
and votes week after week competing on the Hollywood stage armed with songs
from the country artists she's always admired. Now, "American Idol" winner
Carrie Underwood is paving her own way to stand in the country music
spotlight, and CMT captures it all for the one-hour episode of CMT IN THE
MOMENT: CARRIE UNDERWOOD premiering Fall 2005.
From the moment she steps off the "American Idol" stage, CMT provides an
insider's behind-the-scenes look at the road Underwood travels to pursue her
musical dreams. Underwood's journey includes her "official" introduction to
Nashville with performances at CMT's 100 GREATEST DUETS, her very first
performance at the Grand Ole Opry and a fan-packed performance on "Today."
Underwood, the newly crowned "American Idol," started singing in public
when she was a small child and made her first studio recordings at age 13.
Hailing from Checotah, Oklahoma, the 22-year-old began her career singing in
festivals throughout the South and Midwest. On "American Idol," Underwood
regularly sang songs by country superstars Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts and
the Dixie Chicks. Underwood, who is now signed with 19 Recordings/Arista, will
release her debut album later this year.
IN THE MOMENT was created and is executive produced by George Moll of
County Line Productions. Moll created and produced the hit VH1 series "Behind
the Music" and has also developed and produced original programming for CMT,
TV Land and BBC. Paul Villadolid and Sarah Brock are executives in charge of
production for CMT.
For more information on IN THE MOMENT: CARRIE UNDERWOOD visit CMT.com.
CMT, America's No. 1 country music network, carries original programming,
specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by
established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world
premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by
MTV Networks, reaches more than 77.1 million households in the United States.
Go to country music's biggest web site at http://www.CMT.com.
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