On Thursday, Sept. 20, country singer Carrie Underwood received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This honor comes 13 years after winning season four of American Idol.
Underwood was accompanied by her husband, Mike Fisher, and their 3-year-old son. Simon Cowell and Brad Paisely both made speeches at the ceremony.
Cowell remembered Underwood's influential time on American Idol and went on to say, “You had such an impact on the show, and had so many people come up to me and say ‘I would like a tenth of the success Carrie has.’” “I actually couldn’t be more proud of you for presenting you this and you did it your way. I am so happy for you and I’m thrilled to be saying this. I love you and you are a total, total star.”
Paisley praised Underwood for all that she has done for country music. He said, “Carrie Underwood, is in many ways, this generation’s Dolly Parton as Ms. Country Music. I don’t think we could ask for a better ambassador.” “I don’t think there’s anything she can’t do.”
Underwood thanked her family, particularly her parents and husband, after receiving her award. “How is this my life? How does a girl from Checotah, Oklahoma, get a star on the Walk of Fame," said Underwood.
Check out the photos from the ceremony on Underwood's Instagram below.
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What an amazing day! I am overwhelmed and overjoyed at the love I felt at my Hollywood #WalkOfFame Ceremony! Thank you @simoncowell and @bradpaisley for the kind words. It was an honor to have you there! Thanks to all the amazing fans that came out! This is a day I will never forget! 📸: @cameronpremo
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Article image: Carrie Underwood performs a show for a stop on her Blown Away Tour. [Kelsey (CC BY 2.0) via Wikimedia Commons.]