Carrie Underwood Takes Home Hero Award During Radio Disney Music Awards


After getting tongues wagging when she met up with Kelly Clarkson on the red carpet, Carrie Underwood dominated the Radio Disney Music Awards.

The country singer hit the stage for a rocking performance of her song “The Champion” featuring Ludacris. Joining the two superstars on stage was the West Los Angeles Children’s choir, adding a good amount of energy to the performance.

Carrie took to Instagram to share her excitement from the night.

“Such an amazing, full circle night at the #RDMA !!! Got to perform with the incredible @ludacris at the venue I won @americanidol in and was presented an award by one of my Idol judges, the incomparable @randyjackson ! Life is good!”

The night didn’t end there. Carrie was then honored with the Hero Award, given to artists to honor their contributions for charitable work. Past recipients of the award include, Shakira, JLo, Gwen Stefani and Nick Jonas. 

Carrie was presented with her honor by none other than former “American Idol” judge, Randy Jackson. Carrie went on to thank Randy, the choir and Ludacris while accepting her award.

“Thank you fans for the constant love and support that you guys give me. Thank you so much. We’ve all been blessed with gifts that we can use to make the world a better place,” Carrie said. “Some of you out there are amazing artists, or everyone laughs at your jokes or maybe you’re a straight A student. Some of you are incredible friends or you love to volunteer in your communities. Some of you love fashion or sports or acting or dancing. Well my gift is music. I hope that’s obvious. Growing up in a small town in Oklahoma, I never certainly imagined that anybody anywhere would be giving me any kind of hero award. I would definitely not consider myself to be a hero. I just want to use the gift that God gave me to help others whenever I can. That’s the thing about gifts, God will not give them to you without giving you the opportunities to use them. You just gotta keep your eyes open. Thanks again for this award and may we all use our gifts to help each other. Because that’s what champions do.”

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.