Carrie Underwood introduced a somber be aware to the 2018 American Music Awards.
Amid colourful, high-energy performances from the likes of Dua Lipa and Ciara, the nation famous person carried out the ballad "Spinning Bottles," an emotional examination of alcoholism and habit from her new album, Cry Pretty: "Nobody will get fortunate when that bottle spins/ time and again, time and again," she sang from a small rotating platform surrounded by candles.
Earlier within the night, Underwood received the award for Favorite Female Artist — Country, her thirteenth AMA award.
Cry Pretty marks Underwood's first time co-producing certainly one of her albums. Earlier this yr, her collaborator David Garcia advised Billboard that, greater than a dozen years into her profession, the singer has the drive of a brand new artist.
"What’s wonderful about her is that she’s been doing it lengthy sufficient that she has each proper to sing issues a few occasions and be like, 'Okay cool, I'm carried out,'" he stated. "But her work ethic is like she simply began singing for the primary time. She simply likes to sing, and even in recording she would simply be like, “I'm good, I wanna sing some extra.” Her ardour is simply as intense as when she began. It's wonderful."