19 April 2010

Vegetarian country superstar Carrie Underwood wins ACM ‘Entertainer of the Year’

Last night longtime vegetarian and animal lover Carrie Underwood took home the Academy of Country Music Awards’ biggest prize, Entertainer of the Year.

This is the second straight year that Underwood has been named Entertainer of the Year becoming the first female performer to achieve that honor. In fact only 6 other female performers have earned the award since its inception 40 years ago including legendary superstars Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.

The 27-year-old singer often credits her vegetarian lifestyle for her high energy performances.

Underwood grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and her love of animals resulted in the decision to stop eating meat at age 13. "Ever since I was little I loved animals," Underwood said in a January interview with SELF Magazine. "They depend on people to take care of them. If you told me I could never sing again, I'd say that was horrible, but it's not my life. If you told me I could never be around animals again, I would just die."

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