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The 2021 People’s Choice Awards happened last night. Kenan Thompson hosted the 47th annual kudofest, which aired on NBC and E! When it comes to music, Lil Nas X, Adele and BTS were the big winners of the night. Song of 2021 also went to BTS for their hit "Butter," while Album of 2021 went to Olivia Rodrigo's "Sour." In the genre-based categories, Blake Shelton won for Country and Bad Bunny was the winner for Latin. BTS' "Butter" also earned them a trophy for best music video, while Britney Spears was dubbed the social star of the year. Along with winning the first-ever Music Icon award, Christina Aguilera debuted a never-before-seen medley of her biggest song, including tracks from her new Spanish-language album. Shelton also performed his latest song "Come Back As A Country Boy," and H.E.R. performed a musical tribute to the life and legacy of Motown legend Marvin Gaye.
Carrie Underwood loves Christmas music, and is especially fond of her own, of course! Christmas music to her, puts her in the festive mood. “There is no other like part of the year that gets its own music, like exclusively. When you think about it, like entire radio stations switch over to play Christmas music around Christmas time. So, I feel like it just puts you in the mood for Christmas," she said. "Christmas is something that everybody looks forward to and to have Christmas music start playing way before Christmas. It usually does because people just can’t wait to get there. It puts you in a mood. It changes your state of mind. It gets you ready for it and it just makes you feel a certain way.” It makes sense that she came out with her own Christmas album, "My Gift" which includes her original Christmas song "Favorite Time of Year." Carrie talks about the song, saying that it's "a song about all of the things that make you smile during Christmas. There’s so much about Christmas that is absolutely wonderful. Obviously, the birth of Jesus, that’s what we’re celebrating, but there’s so many other things too – like the presents, the family, the weather, the decorations – just all those things all wrapped up to make the favoriteist time of year, the favorite of year. So, I love the song because it’s hard to sing it without smiling. It’s hard to listen to it without smiling. I think it’s a perfect edition to the rest of my Christmas song collection.”
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Christmas Eve tradition has us hoping for an invitation. Find out what all the fuss is about, next? Tim's Christmas Eve spaghetti sauce has become legendary in country music, and in spite of the time and effort required to make it, he loves that it's his family's holiday tradition. Check it out below.