^Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
The Academy of Country Music Awards is an annual country music awards show, the first ever created, established in 1964. In 2010, Underwood made history by becoming the first woman to ever receive the Entertainer of the Year Award twice, in addition to being the first to ever win the award consecutively. She broke her own record in September 2020, becoming the first and only woman in history to win the award three times. In 2014, she won the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, for her widespread exposure through National Football LeagueNBC Sunday Night Football, the NBC broadcast of The Sound of Music Live!, her Blown Away Tour and her charity work with the American Red Cross and her C.A.T.S. Foundation. She is also the first person to win the ACM Lifting Lives Gary Haber Award, which recognizes a country music artist or industry professional "who is committed to serving others, has a generosity of spirit and shows a dedication to helping those in need". Underwood is one of the most awarded women in the history of the ACM Awards. She has won a total of 15 ACM Awards.
The American Country Awards was a country music awards show, entirely voted on by fans. Created by the Fox Network, the awards honored country music artists in music, video, and touring categories. It lasted four years. Underwood won twelve awards, more than any other artist.
The American Music Awards is an annual major American music award show by the American Broadcasting Company, presented since 1973. Underwood has won Fifthteen awards out of eighteen nominations. She is the only artist in AMA history to have won Favorite Country Album for every studio album released.
The Billboard Music Award is an honor given by Billboard, the preeminent publication covering the music business. Finalists are based on United States year-end chart performance according to Nielsen data for sales, number of downloads and total airplay.
The Broadcast Music, Incorporated (BMI) Awards is an annual award show hosted for the purpose of giving awards to songwriters. Songwriters are selected each year from the entire BMI catalog, based on the number of performances during the award period. Underwood has been honored with 14 BMI Country awards for songwriting. She has also won 14 BMI Million-Air Awards, which are acknowledgements of songs that have achieved one million or more spins on radio. Additionally, at the 69th annual BMI/NAB Dinner in 2017, Underwood received the BMI Board of Directors Award, for the impact her music has had on the broadcast industry, as well as her many contributions as a songwriter.
The British Country Music Awards (BCM Awards) are held annually by the British Country Music Association to honor national and international success for country music artists familiar to the United Kingdom. Underwood has won once.
Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was established to promote ongoing efforts to eliminate sickness and poverty. It annually holds the Muhammad Ali's "Celebrity Fight Night" charity event. The Foundation also established the "Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Award", which acknowledges leaders in the sports, entertainment and business communities who best represent the qualities associated with the Alis' fight to find a cure for Parkinson's disease. Underwood received the award in 2016.
The Clio Awards is an annual award program that recognizes innovation and creative excellence in advertising, design and communication, as judged by an international panel of advertising professionals. It has been held since 1960.
The Country Music Association Awards is an annual country music awards show, established in 1967. Underwood has won nine awards, including both the Chairman's Award and International Artist Achievement award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by a U.S.-based artist who contributes to the awareness and development of country music worldwide.
The CMT Music Awards is an annual ceremony dedicated exclusively to honor country music videos. It was established in 1967, and had several names throughout the years. In 2002, it was moved to Country Music Television and, in 2005, was renamed CMT Music Awards.
With 22 wins, Underwood is the most awarded artist overall in the show's history. She also has the most Video of the Year wins and Female Video of the Year wins.
CMT Online Awards were an annual online award show, established in 2006 by Country Music Television. This was a "fan-voted" award show, based on the fans going to CMT.com streaming the videos and viewing the artists' pages. The winner in each category received the highest numbers of streams and views on CMT.com.
The Country Radio Seminar (CRS) is one of the largest media gatherings of any kind or of any format in the US founded in 1970 and is held annually by the Country Radio Broadcasters. The seminar also honors individuals related to country music with different awards. In 2014, the CRS' board of directors awarded Underwood the Artist Humanitarian Award, which was created in 1990 to honor those country music artists who have exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts during their career.
The European Country Music Association (ECMA) was established in 1994 in the United Kingdom and Spain, Europe, by people related to the European Country music scene, such as publishers, DJs and musics. It originally consisted of less than 100 members and the very first president was UK's Harry E. Fenton. Votes for nominations and winners come only from members of the organization. Underwood won once.
The Honors Gala is an event organized since 1975 by the T.J. Martell Foundation, the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. It honors individuals of several areas with different awards. At the 38th event, in 2013, Underwood received the Artist Achievement Award.
The Inspirational Country Music Awards are a member-voted award show dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Christian and inspirational country music.
The MusicRow Awards is an annual awards show held by Nashville's music industry publication, MusicRow. The winners are selected by over 300 managers, musicians, songwriters, publishers and label executives. Underwood was awarded once.
The Nashville Symphony's Harmony award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated continued interest and support of music in Nashville, exemplify the connections between the diverse music of the city and have contributed to the development and appreciation of music culture. It is presented during the annual Symphony Ball on Saturday at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville.
The People's Choice Awards is an American awards show recognizing the people and the work of popular culture. The show has been held annually since 1975 and is a venue for the general public to honor their favorite actors and actresses, musical performers, television shows and motion pictures. Underwood has won nine awards, out of eighteen nominations.
The Grand Ole Opry has been called the "Home of American Music" and "Country's most famous stage". Membership in the Opry remains one of Country Music's crowning achievements. Being made a member of the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music's big house, the oldest, most enduring "Hall of Fame," is to be identified as a member of the elite of Country Music.
The Oklahoma Memorial Association was founded in 1927 with the purpose of establishing the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is considered to be the highest honor one can receive from the state. Underwood was inducted in 2017.
The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame honors Oklahoma musicians for their lifetime achievements in music. The induction ceremony and concert is held each year in Muskogee. Underwood was inducted in 2009. She had previously been named the Hall's Rising Star in 2005.