Carrie Underwood walks home as Top Female Vocalist, while Brad Paisley gets Top Male Vocalist at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Carrie Underwood was named Top Female Vocalist at 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday, April 5. "It is my belief that country music makes the world a better place, and I'm so glad to be apart of country music," she said when given the award. "I feel like I won 'American Idol' all over again."
Another winner at the event was Brad Paisley. He took a prize for Top Male Vocalist. "I wish I could be there, but I didn't miss the birth of my next child," the singer, who was absent from the ceremony, said in a video message.
Brad had also got trophies for Vocal Event of the Year and Video of the Year. Announced on a press release back in late March, he shared the prize of Vocal Event of the Year with Keith Urban, thanks to their duet track "Start a Band". He also shared the award of Video of the Year with the video's producer Mark Kalbfeld, producer/director Jim Shea and director Peter Tilden.