Carrie Underwood Celebrates Her 21st No. 1 Hit, ‘Little Toy Guns’
Carrie Underwood thanked everyone and her baby during a speech that capped a celebration for her most recent No. 1 hit. "Little Toy Guns" topped the charts in June, giving the country superstar 21 No. 1s total.
On hand were Underwood's co-writers, Chris DeStefano and a pregnant Hillary Lindsey. Each has multiple chart-toppers with the singer. DeStafano notched his fourth No. 1 Underwood song, while Lindsey has over 20 cuts on the one-time American Idol's albums, including multiple No. 1s. In total, the songwriting vet has 13 toppers.
Publishers and record label representatives also took the stage, telling stories of Underwood's early years or just sending gratitude to one another, radio and the fans. Avenue Bank made a donation in each songwriter's name to CATS, Underwood's Checotah Animal Town and School Fund.
Wearing a black mini skirt and white, sleeveless top Underwood called herself "the luckiest girl in the world." She spend much of her three minutes on stage thanking the writers, "No matter what, when we write together I know we've had a good day," she said.
Radio, producer Mark Bright, BMI and Arista Nashville were also acknowledged, as was the families of all who joined her on stage.
"Your support means so much," Underwood said before thanking her husband. "And my baby. He had nothing to do with this, but I'm just gonna thank him anyway."
There was no talk of Underwood's next project, although she's said she's working on a new album. She'll also return to co-host the CMA Awards for an eighth time this fall. The 2015 CMA Awards air live on ABC on Nov. 4.
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