Carrie Underwood is not only one of CMT's artists of the year, she is also a bright future mother!
On Wednesday, the pregnant singer of "Cry Pretty" changed her tears of brightness for two gleaming dresses at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, where she was honored along with her countrymen Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and Kimberly Schlapman, Hillary Scott and Loretta Lynn from Lady Antebellum.
Underwood, 35, walked the red carpet in a blue Tadashi Shoji long-sleeved dress while cradling her baby's punch. And moments before, Keith Urban gave him the prize, the American idol the champion became another set of sequins, this time a black and gold long sleeve dress that featured geometric designs and ornaments.
The event marked the second Underwood awards show since debuting with her baby at the American Music Awards earlier this month.
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"We need more things like this," Underwood began his acceptance speech, acknowledging his fellow honorees. "You are not here because you are a woman, you are here because you are very well, it is an honor to share this night with you."
After making his most sincere comments, Underwood performed a mix of female anthems with country duo Maddie & Tae, which will act as an opening act on Underwood's Cry Pretty Tour 360, which begins in May 2019.
Underwood began his powerful performance with "Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette before moving on to the Dolly Parton classic, "9 to 5". After Maddie & Tae's interpretation of The Judds' "Rockin & # 39; With The Rhythm of the Rain", the future mother of two concluded her tribute with Martina McBride's "Independence Day", the "Wild One "by Faith Hill, the" Why I have not heard from you "by Reba McEntire and the" Shania Twain Man ". I feel like a woman! "
And for his grand finale, Underwood sang the lyrics of his own hit, "Cry Pretty."
The CMT Artist of the Year Awards event comes two months after she announced that she is waiting for her second child with her husband Mike Fisher, with whom she already shares her 3 year old son, Isaiah Michael.
"I'm not sure if he realizes how his life is going to change, but at the moment it's very sweet," he said of his son on the red carpet of the AMA.
Underwood's pregnancy follows years of anguish and disappointment: in September, Underwood revealed in an emotional interview with CBS Sunday Morning that before this pregnancy, she suffered three miscarriages in the last two years.
Underwood is "as enthusiastic about the baby as [her new music]"A source told People in September.