On top of taking home another Grammy last night (April 3), Carrie Underwood electrified the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with the TV debut of her new single, “Ghost Story.”
Taking the stage as “Music’s Biggest Night” wound down, she brought an otherworldly air to the just-released revenge anthem — and unleashed a tornado of country scorn. With her gorgeous, royal purple gown and golden hair billowing in the wind, her typically angelic demeanor became a haunting promise to an ill-fated ex, caught up in a storm of betrayal he’d never escape.
It was a highlight moment for a show that also found the country superstar winning an eighth Grammy award, as she took home Best Roots Gospel Album for My Savior.
“I WON A GRAMMY!!!!! I love this album ( #MySavior ) so much and I truly believe it is the most important album I have ever made!” Underwood wrote on social media. “Thanks to all who supported! I am eternally grateful! Glory to God! AND I got to sing #GhostStory for the first time on the @recordingacademy stage! What a night… #Grammys #Blessed #grateful“
Held for the first time in Las Vegas after it was postponed due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the 64th annual Grammy Awards took place on April 3. Gathering the biggest stars from across all musical genres, the night once again celebrated the best and brightest of the year in music — including country.
Along with Underwood, other performers at the glitzy all-genre ceremony included Chris Stapleton, Jimmie Allen and Brothers Osborne, and Allen was featured as the only country artist included in the coveted Best New Artist category.
The 2022 Grammy Awards were hosted by Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah, and aired live on CBS with on demand streaming available on Paramount+. Check out a list of the night’s country winners here.