Carrie Underwood delivered one of the most stunning, emotional performances of the night by singing her new song “Spinning Bottles” at the 2018 American Music Awards. The expecting country superstar looked lovely on stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the Oct. 9 AMA live award ceremony, surrounded by a rotating circle of colorful, candle-bearing glass bottles.
Underwood addressed the tough subject of alcoholism in the raw, emotional ballad as her vocals reflect the despair in the chorus “Round and around and around they go/Will it end? Nobody knows/She's all cried out on the kitchen floor/Spinnin' rooms, spinnin' wheels, spinnin' outta control/Spinnin' bottles, spinnin' bottles …”
Audience members got to their feet in applause after Underwood’s song and Favorite New Artist winner Camila Cabello looked visibly moved when a camera panned to her sitting in the front row during the performance. “Spinning Bottles” hails from Underwood’s Billboard 200 chart-topping album, which dropped on Sept. 14. The “Cry Pretty” singer-songwriter posted an audio version of the track on YouTube in conjunction with the album’s release. (Listen to it below).
Underwood’s AMA performance followed an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” during which she performed her uplifting and anthemic single “Love Wins.” She also released a moving music video for the song.
The Oklahoma native singer-songwriter won a 2018 American Music Award for Favorite Female Artist – Country. She was nominated along with Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris in the category. She’s won an AMA in this category four previous times with a career total of 13 AMA wins, including an Artist of the Year win in 2007. In her heartfelt acceptance speech, Underwood thanked God first and foremost and then thanked her fans for their love and support over the past few months (and her whole career). Watch AMA her acceptance speech above and catch a clip of her AMA “Spinning Bottles” performance via Billboard.