Martina shook her head in disbelief, Miranda smiled, and Jennifer Nettles sung along.

Heck, even The Judds cried.

Nearly four years have passed since country hit-maker Carrie Underwood put on the performance that no one can seem to forget. Originally airing as part of the “ACM Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country” special, Carrie joined country legend Vince Gill for an inspiring rendition of the gospel favorite “How Great Thou Art” that brought the house down and the audience up to their feet. Since airing on CBS, the YouTube performance has been viewed nearly 29 million times.

Fast forward to 2015, and Carrie remains one of the most influential and talented artists in country music. Just this week, the blonde superstar won her seventh People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Country Artist.

Carrie wrapped up 2014 with the release of her Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album, which became her fifth consecutive album to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums sales chart.

Next up for Miss Carrie is the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, where the songstress is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for “Something in the Water” and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for her “Somethin’ Bad” duet with Miranda Lambert.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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