Live review: Carrie Underwood @ the 1stBank Center

I must confess straightaway that before her concert last Thursday at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, I’d never really heard Carrie Underwood. I had heard of her, of course — as has everybody even loosely connected to the American music scene, since Underwood wound up on top of "American Idol's" fourth season.

Grammys 2015 winners

Check our running list of Grammys 2015 winners below as the results come in. Keep in mind, the MST telecast is taking place an hour later, so spoiler alert!

American Music Awards 2014: Watch Lorde, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and more

The American Music Awards carry about the same weight as the Teen Choice Awards. It's a night where we consistantly find ourselves asking: "Is he/she still famous?" and "People actually like Pitbull?" (We're looking at you, Lorde) Regardless, there are a handful of good performances hidden among some of the mess, and this year Lorde, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and others provided some good entertainment.