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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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You belong with me is my favorite and she is my favorite singer for ever
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ashntorts
Congrats on the baby!!!!!!!! !
Hope your family is blessed.


I love all of your songs!
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I love you so much for your music
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Carrie your my favorite I Love you even though I'm only nine
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You r awesome!! Love you!!! :-)
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She is one of my favorite singer
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aghowell
She is so good
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Blown away is my favorite song and I live in Oklahoma
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She GOOD:)
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I just really really really want to meet you you're the best singer ������������
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two black Cadillac is my favorite song of hers
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This freaked me out this isn't fake apparently if you copy and paste this in 10 minutes in 10 comments you have the best day of your life tomorrow you will either be kiss her a** out if you break this chain you'll see a little girl in your room tonight in the next four minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry
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qrh27
ok loving it
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Ur amazingg. �� �� ily carrie underwood
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Carrie u are amazing!!! Love ur songs�������
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You are the best��
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I will follow u if u follow me! Promise
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soccermusicc r a z y
I wish I could be her she beautiful
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Lol
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You are the most sexy girl ever in girl history
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catie.bug.ch a t t
Your husband is a awesome hockey player (Mick Fisher) our goalie is Pecka rena
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Hey you are a good a singer
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Your so PRETTY I wish I could
Sing like you!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Big fan
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Can I be you
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I love your music so much I love you!!!!
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Best fan ever girl and where are you right now and guess what i not even at school now
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Congratulati o n s on you'r baby!!!!!
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Hi there Carrie I love your style of music ����it makes me felt good!!!! Oh I'm 10 I'm on my mom's phone����
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Say iphone 5 times pick a color post this on one song
Look under your pillow:)
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Hi carrie I love your music your my idol I love something in the water it is my favorite I got bullied and hurt an eventuly broke my leg you gave me hope to push trough thank you!!#loveca r r i e
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Hey Carrie my name is Olivia and you are
My hero I love all of your songs my top
3 fav are "something in the water"
"Jesus take the wheel"
And
"Good girl"
Carrie my dream is to come sing with you on stage you and
Maranda lambert sound so good together I love the song "something bad about to happen" thanks and hope your baby goes well!!!!

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Love her song blown away
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I just want to bo the same time as
You can also♡♡
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You have been my hero for almost 11years now. I love your song Change. I have suferd from a lot of abuse and that song gave me hope. Thank you! Ruth Potter 10 years of age
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jadal06
I love all of your songs they really touch me and make me feel good about myself
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Don't know the words
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krissyskaer
Love your songs
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Love her songs! She is amazing. Congratulati o n s on the baby
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ashntorts
I love her songs! Congrats on the baby!!!!!!!
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Love all songs
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Love all America girl
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Ava��
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I love love your songs❤️ Your voice is perfect❤️
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I love you and your songs
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Say iPhone 5 times
Pick a color
Post this on 1 other song
Look under your pillow:)
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You are the best
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Say iPhone 5 times
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Post this on 2 other songs
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