Carrie Underwood Ends an Impressive ACM Awards Record
Miranda Lambert actually tied Underwood with 15 straight ACM Female Artist of the Year nominations in 2021, so technically, the "Drinkin' Alone" singer set the mark one year ago. The next closest is Loretta Lynn, who earned 11 straight nods in the category.
Outside of the female category, Alabama's run of 13 straight Vocal Group of the Year (or equivalent) nominations stands out. Little Big Town's active streak of nine straight is next in that category, followed by the Oak Ridge Boys and Rascal Flatts, with nine and eight, respectively.
Luke Bryan doesn't make that list, but he's a part of an even more esteemed record, one he could hold on his own in 2022: The "One Margarita" singer has nine straight Entertainer of the Year nominations, which ties him with Garth Brooks and Alabama for the most in that category. Chesney's eight come next there.
The last time Underwood wasn't nominated in the Female Artist of the Year category was before her time on American Idol, when Gretchen Wilson won. The 38-year-old has won three Female Vocalist (2007-2009) and three Entertainer of the Year (2009, 2010, 2020) awards.