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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. She performed throughout her childhood, 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 finished 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 New 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 tour through the fall of 2006 -- Underwood found the time to finish her degree. "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 two awards at the 2007 CMT Awards -- Video of the Year and Female Video 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 her 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 two additional Grammy Awards. 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: There's A Place For Us (Radio Single)

Comments

jgalloway261
You married Matthew underwood he's in zoey 101 !!!!!!!:))
Jesus take the whell

Love the song Good Girl!!!!!!
Ytic
Love it
I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! # ! # !
Awesome
ur sooo pretty !!!!!!:D
We have the same name
and the same name
Love blown away
katrinalynn1 2 1 9
That is one of my all time carrie underwood songs I used to sing and that feels good oh yeah
She got a pretty name
U r so amazing..... . . . I love ur voice so much u r my fav country singer!!!!!! ! ! ! !
katrinalynn1 2 1 9
Good job singing get out of this town by Carrie underwood Katrina carlson and you are a beatiful country singer oh and Katrina Carlson you are singing cupid's got A shotgun also by Carrie underwood
Love
Good job with the song
alanna.r.enc a l a d o
Sorry some people are saying
Iike she pregnant and u say ur a Christian but I don't really believe that they what people are saying i mean I love see you again I love your songs!!!!!!! ! ! ! !
b.garcia0216
Best
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This song is ao cool love u carrie
Omg girl!! You have such an amazing voice! It's just like your faith! WHAT A GREAT CHRISTIAN!! I loved it when u sang "how great thou art"!!! LOVE YOU!! GOD BLESS
Love this song
hkissa112
Carrie I sing to something in the water
katrinalynn1 2 1 9
Carrie underwood you have a really fantastic different song it's called flat on the floor and I will sing it as karaoke sing it Katrina carlson
katrinalynn1 2 1 9
Katrina Carlson your voice is so pretty and fun I hope you enjoy singing along with Carrie underwood
katrinalynn1 2 1 9
Katrina do you like to sing as Carrie underwood? Yes i love singing we're young and beautiful and I have a beautiful voice love carrie underwood thank you
u r so amazimg�����
You are bitufol
pnpmartens
I love you!!!
amber.allie9 0 0 6
My daughter loves your songs and she goes on Youtube and listen to you.
I love your songs ������ and i love the country
tasshacullin
Country is ok I guess
tasshacullin
LOLOLOLOLOLO L
jamie.caltex
Love this song
Poeie like. Us. Jetty. Clakon .
Hi
I love this this song <3
brennatorres 9 2
Carrie Underwood. Is Beautful.
this song makes me cry everytime i hear it!!! :'(
She is my idol
You are nis
mckenzie0304 0 2
I love all of her songs ������
pnpmartens
You are awesome
I LOVE YOUR SONGS
Boo!
lindaes78
Love your songs
Hi can you text me back
Love song something in the water
I luv it
amartinez072 1 0 1
I LOVE CARRIE UNDERWOOD
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