Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. She rose to prominence after winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Her accolades include seven Grammy Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards, 15 American Music Awards and inductions into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grand Ole Opry.
About Carrie Underwood in brief
Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. She rose to prominence after winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Forbes has declared her the most successful American Idol winner. Underwood has sold 70 million records worldwide. She is the sixth highest-certified female artist and the second highest- Certified country artist of all time on the RIAA’s Top Artists ranking. Her accolades include seven Grammy Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards, 15 American Music Awards and inductions into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. Outside of music, she has ventured into fashion and writing, releasing her fitness clothing line CALIA by Carrie in 2015 and the New York Times best-selling fitness and lifestyle book Find Your Path in 2020. She was listed by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. Her first Christmas project, My Gift, was her record-setting eighth consecutive career-opening number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Her sixth album, Cry Pretty, became the only woman to top the Billboard 200 with four country albums, and had both the biggest week for any album by a woman in 2018 and the best- selling solo female album of the year. She has a daughter, daughter-in-law, two sons and a stepson. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three children. She and her husband have a son and two stepdaughters, both of whom are currently in their 20s and 30s.
They have two older sisters, Shanna and Stephanie, and were raised on her parents’ farm in the nearby rural town of Checotah. In 1996, Capitol Records was preparing a contract for Underwood but canceled it when company management changed. A local admirer arranged for her to go to Nashville when she was 14 to audition for Capitol Records. She chose not to pursue singing after high school and instead went to Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. She graduated in 2006 with a bachelor degree in mass communication and mass communication. In 2011, she married her longtime boyfriend, Justin Trammell. In 2012, she released her second album, Some Hearts. In 2013, Underwood released her fourth album, Blown Away, which broke chart and sales records and spawned the Grammy Award-winning crossover single, “Something in the Water” Her fifth album, Storyteller, made her the only country artist to have all studio albums reach either numbers one or two on the billboard 200 chart. In 2014, she had the biggest opening week for a woman by a female artist by a single artist and won two Grammy Awards. In 2015, she launched her own clothing line, CALIA, which has sold more than 1 million copies in the U.S. than any other country artist. In 2016, she became the first woman to have a number-one single on the Hot 100 chart with “Inside Your Heaven” and “Before He Cheats” with “Jesus, Take the Wheel”