Congratulations are certainly in order for NBC and the team behind The Sound of Music Live!, which starred country songstress Carrie Underwood

The production has received four nominations for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards. 

The Sound of Music Live! has been nominated for Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Special Class Program and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special. 

The three-hour special, which aired back in December, also featured True Blood's Stephen Moyer and Broadway megastar Audra McDonald

It pulled in more than 18 million live viewers during its first broadcast, which boast the largest audience for any NBC program since Frasier's final episode back in 2004, Rolling Stone reports. In total, the program netted a total of 44 million viewers. 

The Sound of Music Live! was executive produced by the Oscar- and Emmy-winning producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Smash, Chicago). 

Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford served as directors.  

The special proved to be the return to television Underwood was hoping for, and then some. 

Underwood launched her entertainment career on the fourth season of American Idol, prior to the avalanche of reality competition shows. 

She also appeared in episodes of How I Met Your Mother and Sesame Street in 2010. 

More recently, Underwood replaced Faith Hill as the voice of the NBC Sunday Night Football theme.  
 
She has also had the pleasure of co-hosting the CMA Awards since 2008 alongside country star and occasional actor Brad Paisley

The Emmys will definitely be a big night for country music. 

Blake Shelton's hit show, The Voice, is up for ten Emmys, including Outstanding Reality Competition Show and Outstanding Interactive Program. 

View the complete list of Emmy nominations here.