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Carrie Underwood

The first country singer to win American Idol, Carrie Underwood grew up in the small town of Checotah, Oklahoma, and began singing with her church at the tender age of three. Throughout her childhood, she also performed at functions for the Lion's Club and Old Settlers Day, eventually moving on to festival gigs in several states. Along with developing her singing, Underwood learned to play guitar and piano. She graduated from high school as her class salutatorian and majored in mass communication at Northeastern State College with an eye on a career in broadcast journalism, but continued her singing career throughout her studies.

As a senior just a few credits short of her degree, Underwood heard about the auditions for the 2005 season of American Idol. She tried out for the show at the St. Louis, Missouri auditions, and her innocent charm and pure, pretty voice ended up winning her not only a place among the 12 finalists, but the title of 2005's American Idol. Her debut single, "Inside Your Heaven," was released that summer, and she began recording her debut album after completing the American Idols Live! tour. Some Hearts was released later that fall and became a smash hit, selling over 300,000 copies in its first week and eventually going platinum a whopping seven times. The album's lead single, "Jesus, Take the Wheel," was also a big success, topping Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for six weeks.

Acclaim for the album and single spilled over into 2006, when Some Hearts re-entered Billboard's Top Ten after Underwood's appearance on the 2006 American Idol finale. Meanwhile, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" won Single Record of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards (where she also won Top Female Vocalist); a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association; and Breakthrough Video and Best Female Video at the CMT Awards, making her the only double winner at the event. Despite her hectic career as a country music star -- which included carrying her Some Hearts tour through the fall of 2006 -- Underwood found the time to finish her degree and become a spokesperson for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (who named her 2005's World's Sexiest Vegetarian). "Before He Cheats" was released as Underwood's third single late in 2006, and became her third country number one and her fourth total number one hit. That December, she won five Billboard Music Awards: Album of the Year, Top 200 Female Artist of the Year, Female Country Artist, New Country Artist, and Country Album of the Year.

Early in 2007, Underwood began work on her second album, while "Wasted" became the fourth single taken from Some Hearts; she performed it on an episode of American Idol that March, and the following month it hit number one on the Hot Country Songs Chart. Underwood gathered more accolades by winning three awards at the 2007 CMT Awards -- Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, and Video Director of the Year for "Before He Cheats" -- and taking home two Grammys. She also took home three 2007 ACM Awards in May, which included Album of the Year for Some Hearts and Top Female Vocalist. She made another trip to American Idol late in the month for the sixth season finale, where she sang "I'll Stand by You" to a standing ovation. During the show, Clive Davis recognized Underwood's sextuple-platinum sales; Underwood was the first country artist to sell that many copies of a debut album since LeAnn Rimes did it in 1996. She also appeared on Brad Paisley's album 5th Gear, which was released in June 2006.

Riding on that swell of support, Underwood released the sophomore effort Carnival Ride in October 2007. Four of the album's tracks hit the top of the country charts, pushing the album to multi-million sales and earning her an additional Grammy Award. Two years after the album's release, Underwood released her third studio effort, Play On, which found her devoting more focus than ever to her songwriting abilities. She co-wrote seven of the album's tracks, including the leadoff single, "Cowboy Casanova." Underwood's fourth studio album, Blown Away, released in the spring of 2012, was produced by her longtime collaborator Mark Bright, and driven by its hit lead single, "Good Girl," it showed her continued growth from American Idol to savvy country-pop star.

Underwood undertook her first big starring role in 2013, when she signed on to play Maria in a live televised production of The Sound of Music on NBC. Airing on December 5, 2013, the broadcast was accompanied by a studio soundtrack. ~ Heather Phares & Steve Leggett, Rovi
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Track List: Inside Your Heaven (Single)

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Track List: Praying For Time (Radio Single)

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Track List: There's A Place For Us (Radio Single)

Comments

ed2267
i love her songs to
I love because she is a country singer cause she can sing her heart out♡♡♡☆
I love her songs about God
love god girl and wasssted
I love this song ❤
Oh yes i love you ��
I love Carrie underwood���
Hi! And I am am a a biggest biggest fan fan!!
I love you Carrie you rock your the best
I love u n I lied that u were I soul surfer ❤️❤️❤️❤️☺️☺️ � Best voice ever ������������
I love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️����
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Carrie you where really good in soul surfer and on the scenes you where really good siging ��
Doesn't matter what the haters say, she is amazing!!
Your amazing
How do people forgot that she is against farmers and ranchers, the very people who feed us?
chris.irons3
Blown away!!!!!
I love this song
I like this song
kiss your hand then close it say your crushes name then choose a weekday post this on 15 other song and your crush will ask you out
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works
My favorite song is TEMPORARY HOME
Love you Carrie Underwood hope we could meet some day
1) eat fruity pebbles
2) think of rainbows
3) go to the bathroom check your tongue
gtombragel
iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone iPhone pink
chaputlisa
1)say iPhone 5 times
2) say a color
3)post this on 5 other songs
4) look,under your pillow
I love this song so much
Carrie Underwood sings the best songs I love her songs I listen to them all the time
Love your songs. Love your song.
tiffany.crys t a l 2 3
She's pretty in fact every thing about her is pretty especially her voice
danmccormick 6 7
A Beautiful voice and person
eltridamexic o
!!! I told you so!!
She is so good
kdmtinydance r
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Love this song
Love this song
Cooooooooooo o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o l and the best
She is so cute and funny to me
Carrie is sooooooooooo cool and fun and pretty
I LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : )
marriahgb
Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats
She is so awsome at singing!!! She makes country music amazing
Say iPhone 5 times
Say a color
Post this on 2 other songs
Look underneath your pillow
kdmtinydance r
I love you Carrie Underwood
She a amazing singer I wish I could sing like that
Don't read this because it actually works you will be kissed on the nearest friday by the love of your life however if you dont post this you will die in 2 days youve started reading so dont stop this is so put this on at least 5 songs in 143 mins when done press 16 your lovers name will come on the screen with big letters this is scary because it actually works
Love Carrie Underwood. It makes me happy
This song makes me think of my boyfriend, it just does i don't know why.
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