“After you sang ‘Alone’ I made the prediction that you would become the best-selling Idol winner, which you are," Cowell said, according to People. "But I could have never anticipated how successful you’ve become. You’re a role model, a very sweet person, like me we both love animals and it could not be more appropriate that a star is getting a star today."
“You had such an impact on the show, and had so many people come up to me and say ‘I would like a tenth of the success Carrie has,’” he continued. “I actually couldn’t be more proud of you for presenting you this and you did it your way. I am so happy for you and I’m thrilled to be saying this. I love you and you are a total, total star.”
“Carrie Underwood, is in many ways, this generation’s Dolly Parton as Ms. Country Music. I don’t think we could ask for a better ambassador,” Paisley added. “I don’t think there’s anything she can’t do.”
Underwood held back tears as she thanked her family, particularly her husband, for their support. "“How is this my life? How does a girl from Checotah, Oklahoma, get a star on the Walk of Fame," she expressed in disbelief.
See photos from the ceremony via the country superstar's Instagram below.