Carrie Marie Underwood is a singer, songwriter, actor, author, businesswoman, and record producer from the United States. After winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005, she rose to popularity. Her breakthrough single, "Inside Your Heaven," made her the first and only solo country singer to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 2000s. Some Hearts (2005) became the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, the fastest-selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history, and the best-selling country album of the last 17 years, thanks to the successful crossover singles "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Before He Cheats." For the album, she received three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist.
Carole (née Shatswell) and Steve Underwood gave birth to Carrie Marie Underwood on March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She was raised on her parent's farm in the surrounding rural town of Checotah with her two older sisters, Shanna and Stephanie. Her father worked in a paper mill, while her mother was a primary school teacher. During her childhood, Underwood sang at her local church, First Free Will Baptist Church, and performed at the Robbins Memorial Talent Show. She performed at local events such as Old Settler's Day and the Lions Club in Checotah.
When she was 14, a local fan arranged to travel to Nashville to audition for Capitol Records. Capitol Records prepared a contract for Underwood in 1996, but it was canceled when its administration changed. According to Underwood, the event was a success "I honestly believe it is for the best that nothing came of it because I would not have been prepared at the time. Everything works out in the end."
She was a member of the Honor Society, a cheerleader, and a basketball and softball player at Checotah High School. In 2001, Underwood was salutatorian at Checotah High School. After graduating, she decided not to pursue singing. "She remarked," she said, "After high school, I gave up on my dream of becoming a singer. I'd arrived at a crossroads in my life when I needed to be practical and plan for my future in the real world.' ". She earned a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a journalism specialization from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and graduated magna cum laude in 2006.
She worked as a page for Oklahoma State Representative Bobby Frame for part of one of her summers. She also worked at a pizzeria, a zoo, and a veterinary clinic as a waitress. Underwood is a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority's Alpha Iota chapter.
Carrie started dating Mike Fisher in 2008. In 2009, she announced that she is engaged to her boyfriend. They appeared in public together till 2010. In 2010, Fisher told that he had planned a surprise honeymoon for them after their marriage.
In 2010, they got married in Georgia with more than 250 guests. In 2014, there was news about the plans for divorce. It is said that Carrie did not want to get pregnant and have babies as she promised before the wedding. She always wanted to be at the top of her career. It was stated that Carrie announced that she would dedicate her 30s to having children and start a family but, she started to have second thoughts about it.
As per career started to rise, she did not want to be tied up in the family. The couple was fighting for a long about the baby issue. Carrie then made a pact with her husband that she would become pregnant in 2014. But, at the end of 2013, when Fisher wanted to start a family, she gave a vague answer as 'you will just have to wait and see.'
Carrie blew away all the rumors with a picture of her and Fisher at a tropical vacation. The photo stopped the stories about separation. All the news of Fisher not talking to his wife and their relationship came to a halt. She said that Fisher knows what she loves the most and is very supportive of her career. She also said that if Fisher asked her to quit her job, she would leave it immediately. Her marital life is significant to her than her career.
There were rumors about Carrie having an affair with Brad Paisley. Many sources said that she is very close to Brad, and the duo is seen a lot in public. The rumors about the pregnancy issue made this rumor more believable. When asked about this, Brad said that he would be happy if the buzz helps them in their careers. Carrie denied this rumor.
Underwood auditioned for American Idol in mid-2004, performing Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" in St. Louis, Missouri. Judge Simon Cowell said she would be one of the favorites to win the competition after singing Tiffany's "Could've Been" on the top 12 girls' night. Underwood sang a rendition of the number-one 1980s rock hit "Alone," made famous by Heart, during the top 11 finalists' performance on the March 22, 2005, Idol broadcast, and Cowell prophesied that Underwood would not only win the competition but also outsell all prior Idol winners. According to one of the show's producers, she swept the voting, winning every week by a considerable margin. During the show, she amassed a following known as "Carrie's Care Bears." She performed "Bless the Broken Road" alongside Rascal Flatts during the final. On May 25, 2005, Underwood was crowned season four's champion. Her prize package includes a million-dollar recording deal, a year's usage of a private jet, and a Ford Mustang convertible.
|Birth Date:||10 Mar, 1983|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Education:||Northeastern State University|
|Description:||American country music singer|
|Spouse:||Mike Fisher [M. 2010]|
|Net Worth 2021:||140 million|