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Carrie Underwood Scores Golden Globe Nomination

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Carrie Underwood has had a lot of "golden" moments over the course of her career--but here's a real one to add to the books. She received her first-ever Golden Globes nomination on Tuesday morning.

Underwood's nod comes for her contribution to the movie Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader--specifically, her song "There's A Place For Us," which is up for best original song in a motion picture.

"There's A Place For Us" was cowritten by Underwood along with songwriting partners Hillary Lindsey and David Hodges. Lindsey actually has another song nominated in the category as well--she's a cowriter for "Coming Home," which was performed by Gwyneth Paltrow in the upcoming film Country Strong. (Incidentally, Lindsey was also a cowriter on Underwood's breakout smash, "Jesus Take The Wheel," as well as her hits "So Small," "Wasted," "Last Name" and "Just A Dream.")

Underwood says she's "absolutely thrilled" by this latest recognition, and that she's a longtime fan of the classic Narnia series, having read the books as a child. "It was such an exciting endeavor to have been asked to create music for the film," she noted.

It seems movie fans were excited by the release of the film as well--The Voyage of the Dawn Treader hit U.S. theaters this past weekend, and debuted at a cool No. 1 at the box office.

The 68th annual Golden Globe Awards will take place January 16 in Los Angeles. 

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