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Carrie Underwood gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

US pop-country superstar Carrie Underwood got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last Thursday - the latest honour for the Grammy-winning former champion of reality TV show American Idol.

The 35-year-old, who is pregnant with her second child, is on a roll after suffering a nasty fall at her home late last year that required her to get dozens of stitches in her face.

She has since released a smash hit album, Cry Pretty, recorded a new theme song for the National Football League's flagship broadcast and will head out on a major tour in the US and Canada in 2019 after giving birth.

"How is this my life?" a tearful Underwood told the crowd outside the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles. "How does a girl from Checotah, Oklahoma, end up with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?"

Singer Brad Paisley said at the event: "Carrie Underwood is really in many ways this generation's Dolly (Parton) - the person that the world looks at as Miss Country Music. I just don't think we could ask for a better ambassador."

Music mogul Simon Cowell, who was part of the judging panel that propelled Underwood to fame on American Idol in 2005, said he "couldn't be more proud" of her. - AFP

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