The 26-year-old singer launches the evening by singing Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Traveling Band', collaborating with Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Charlie Daniels and John Fogerty.
Carrie Underwood opened the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards along with top female vocalist winner Miranda Lambert, top male vocalist Brad Paisley, Charlie Daniels and song's author John Fogerty, performing Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1970 hit "Traveling Band."
As Underwood and Lambert did their duet, Paisley and Fogerty swapped solos before introducing Daniels who finished the song on fiddle. "That's how you start a television show, son!" Daniels shouted to the crowd after finishing the rare all-star jam.
Underwood later sang her number one single "Temporary Home", backed by a quartet of female musicians playing piano, acoustic guitar, violin and cello.
At the event, which was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Carrie Underwood became the first woman at the Academy of Country Music Awards who wins entertainer of the year twice. She won the trophy, beating out Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, Paisley and Keith Urban.
"I think I just got makeup all over Brad Paisley," Underwood said as she went onstage to accept her trophy. "Thank you, God, praise the Lord." Additionally, the fiancee of hockey star Mike Fisher got special honor in the evening for "triple crown" of ACM wins, top female vocalist and top newcomer.
Carrie Underwood's All-Star Jam at 2010 ACM Awards: