Carrie Underwood burst onto the national spotlight as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1983, she performed at her church and at local fairs before building up the nerve to audition for American Idol in St... ... read more
Carrie Underwood burst onto the national spotlight as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1983, she performed at her church and at local fairs before building up the nerve to audition for American Idol in St. Louis, Missouri.
Named by Billboard in 2012 as Country Music’s Queen, Underwood has sold over 15 million albums around the world and over 25 million singles. Having broken all expectations of an American Idol winner’s success, Carrie Underwood also shattered the country music industry’s glass ceiling, becoming the first female country star in 2010 to win Entertainer of the Year two years in a row at the Academy of Country Music Awards. In recognition of Underwood’s status as a living country legend, she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008.
Carrie Underwood became a global star with the debut of Some Hearts in 2006, which soon became the best-selling country record of the last decade and the fastest selling country debut in history. The album topped the Hot Country Songs chart with three hits and the single “Before He Cheats” went triple Platinum in the US. Her 2012 release, Blown Away, was certified Platinum and its single “Good Girl” topped the country charts around the world.
Tickets to Carrie Underwood in concert almost always sell out and her exciting live show serves up catchy slices of Americana to swarms of adoring pop and country fans. Noting her work in blurring the edge between pop and country, Rolling Stone ranked Carrie Underwood eleventh in its list of the Queens of Pop. Carrie Underwood is one of the most decorated country artists in history with five Country Music Association Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards, and five Grammy Awards.