Hall of Fame honors Underwood with spotlight exhibit

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 4:42pm
Staff reports

Carrie Underwood: All-American Girl, a spotlight exhibit featuring the merlot silk taffeta gown worn by superstar Carrie Underwood at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards, will open June 11 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Underwood won two awards at that ceremony: Entertainer of the Year and Top Female Vocalist.

The show-stopping dress, which was created by Miami-based designer Rafael Cennamo, features 120 yards of fabric and an eight-foot-long train. Underwood wore the voluminous confection during her April 5 performance of her hit song “I Told You So” (written and recorded originally by Randy Travis).

“It was an honor to wear such a beautiful dress during one of the most special nights of my life. I truly felt like a princess!” said Underwood.

Since winning American Idol in 2005, Underwood has become one of the most popular performers in the nation. Her debut album, Some Hearts, is the biggest selling American Idol debut project to date, having sold more than seven million copies in the United States.

More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is available on its Web site.