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Common misspelling: Carie Underwood, Carrie Underwood, Carrie Underwod

   

Given Name

Date of Birth

Birth Place

Carrie Marie Underwood

March 10, 1983

Checotah, Oklahoma

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD BIOGRAPHY

The following biography is from Wikipedia.org “The Free Encyclopedia.”

 

Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country singer, songwriter and actress who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Underwood has since become a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a winner of several Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards, a Golden Globe Award nominee, a three-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Female Vocalist winner, and a two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year. She is the first-ever female artist to win back-to-back Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards for Entertainer of the Year (2009/10). Underwood was inducted into and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. She was also inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009.[1]

 

Her debut album, Some Hearts, was certified seven times platinum and, since February 2006, is the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history.[2] It is also the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, since February 2008,[3] and, since March 2011, the best-selling country album of the last 10 years.[4] Some Hearts yielded three number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs. Her second album, Carnival Ride, was released on October 23, 2007. It has sold over 3 million copies as of January 2010,[5] being certified 3 times Platinum,[6] and produced four consecutive number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Underwood released her third album, Play On, on November 3, 2009. It has been certified 2 times Platinum by the RIAA[6] and has produced three consecutive number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. As of March 2012, Underwood has sold over 22 million singles[7] and 14 million albums worldwide.[8] As of May 16, 2011, Underwood became the "American Idol" US Top Earner, selling so far 12.4 million album copies and 19 million digital tracks,[9] along with amassing $66 million in tour revenues, since winning Season 4.[10] Carrie Underwood's latest album, "Blown Away" is set to be released on May 1, 2012.

 

With eleven number one hits on Billboard Hot Country Songs, Underwood is listed in the 2012 Guinness Book Of World Records as the Female Country Artist with Most number one Hits on such chart from 1991 to present, tied with Reba McEntire.[11] Underwood is also the only solo Country Artist to have a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 Songs in the 2000 decade, as "Inside Your Heaven" reached the top of the chart in July 2005. Her album Some Hearts was named the Best Country Album of the 2000 Decade by Billboard,[12] and she's the only Female Artist to appear on the Top 10 of Billboard's Best Country Artists of the 2000 Decade list, ranked at number ten.[13] She was also ranked number 50 on the Artists of the Decade list by Billboard.[14] In June 2011, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Underwood as the number eleven Queen of Pop, based on a lot of criteria from 2009 until 2011.[15] In July 2011, Forbes reported that Underwood earned over $20 million between May 2010 and May 2011.[16]

 

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Background information

Birth name Carrie Marie Underwood

Born (1983-03-10) March 10, 1983 (age 29)

Muskogee, Oklahoma

Origin Checotah, Oklahoma, United States

Genres Country, country pop

Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress

Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano

Years active 2005–present

Labels 19, Arista Nashville, Arista

Associated acts Brad Paisley, Randy Travis, Tony Bennett

Website www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com

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Early life

 

Underwood was born to Stephen and Carole Underwood on March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She was raised on her parents' farm in the rural town of Checotah, Oklahoma.[17] Her father worked in a sawmill, while her mother taught elementary school.[18] She has two older sisters, Shanna and Stephanie.[19] During her childhood, Underwood performed at Robbins Memorial Talent Show, and sang at her local church, First Free Will Baptist Church.[20] She later sang for local events in Checotah, including Old Settler's Day and the Lion's Club.[21]

 

A local admirer arranged for her to go to Nashville when she was 14 to audition for Capitol Records.[20] In 1996, Capitol Records was preparing a contract for Underwood but cancelled it when company management changed. Underwood said of the event, "I honestly think it's a lot better that nothing came out of it now, because I wouldn't have been ready then. Everything has a way of working out."[22] While at Checotah High School, she was an Honor Society member and also played basketball, softball, and cheerleading.[23] Underwood graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 as salutatorian.[21] She chose not to pursue singing after graduation. She said, "After high school, I pretty much gave up on the dream of singing. I had reached a point in my life where I had to be practical and prepare for my future in the 'real world'".[23] She attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, graduating magna cum laude in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and an emphasis in journalism.[24] She spent part of one of her summers as a page for Oklahoma State Representative Bobby Frame.[25] She also waited tables at a pizzeria, worked at a zoo, and at a veterinary clinic.[23] Underwood is an alumna of the Alpha Iota chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.[26] For two years during the summer, she performed in Northeastern State University's Downtown Country show in Tahlequah. She also competed in numerous beauty pageants at the university and was selected as Miss NSU runner-up in 2004.[27]

 

American Idol

 

In the summer of 2004, Underwood auditioned for American Idol in St. Louis, Missouri. After she sang "Could've Been" by Tiffany on the top 12 girls night, judge Simon Cowell commented that she would be one of the favorites to win the competition.  During the top 11 finalists' performance on the March 22, 2005, Idol episode, Underwood sang a rendition of the number one 1980s rock hit "Alone", made famous by Heart, and Cowell predicted that Underwood would not only win the competition, but she would also outsell all previous Idol winners.[28] One of the show's producers later said she dominated the voting, winning each week handily.[29] She gained a fan base known as "Carrie's Care Bears" during the course of the show. During the final, she sang with Rascal Flatts their song "Bless the Broken Road". On May 5, 2005, Underwood became the season four winner. Her winnings included a recording contract worth at least a million dollars, use of a private jet for a year, and a Ford Mustang convertible.[30]

 

Performances and results

 

Week

Theme

Song

Original artist

Result

Auditions

Contestant's choice

"I Can't Make You Love Me"

Bonnie Raitt

Advanced

Hollywood

Contestant's choice

"Young Hearts Run Free"

Candi Staton

Advanced

Top 75

Contestant's choice

"Independence Day"

Martina McBride

Advanced

Semi-finals 1

Contestant's Choice

"Could've Been"

Tiffany

Safe

Semi-finals 2

Contestant's choice

"Piece of My Heart"

Erma Franklin

Safe

Semi-finals 3

Contestant's choice

"Because You Love Me"

Jo Dee Messina

Safe

Top 12

Song of the 1960s

"When Will I Be Loved"

The Everly Brothers

Safe

Top 11

Billboard number ones

"Alone"

i-TEN

Safe

Top 10

1990s

"Independence Day"

Martina McBride

Safe

Top 9

Classic Broadway

"Hello, Young Lovers"

The King and I cast

Safe

Top 8

Year they were born

"Love Is a Battlefield"

Pat Benatar

Safe

Top 7

1970s dance music

"MacArthur Park"

Richard Harris

Safe

Top 6

21st Century

"When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues"

Martina McBride

Safe

Top 5

Lieber & Stoller
Current Billboard chart

"Trouble"
"Bless the Broken Road"

Elvis Presley
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Safe

Top 4

Country
Gamble & Huff

"Sin Wagon"
"If You Don't Know Me by Now"

Dixie Chicks
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

Safe

Top 3

Clive Davis' choice
Contestant's choice
Judge's choice (Randy Jackson)

"Crying"
"Making Love Out of Nothing at All"
"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"

Roy Orbison
Air Supply
Shania Twain

Safe

Final 2

Idol single
Contestant's choice
Producer's choice

"Inside Your Heaven"
"Independence Day"
"Angels Brought Me Here"

Carrie Underwood/Bo Bice
Martina McBride
Guy Sebastian

Winner

 

Career

 

2005–2007: Some Hearts

 

Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts, was released in November 2005, entering the Billboard charts with 315,000 copies sold, debuting at number one on the Hot Country Albums and at number two on the Hot 200 Albums. The large first week sales of Some Hearts made it the biggest debut of any country artist since the advent of the SoundScan system in 1991. The album was the best-selling album in the United States in 2006 and the best-selling country album in the United States of 2006 and 2007. Some Hearts has since been certified seven-times Platinum by the RIAA, and is the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of the SoundScan era,[31] the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, as of February 2008,[3] and the best-selling album by an American Idol alumni in the U.S..[32] "Inside Your Heaven", Underwood's first single, was released in June, debuting at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Singles Chart. It was the longest running single of 2005 in Canada. "Inside Your Heaven" is the only single by a solo country artist in the 2000 decade to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It sold nearly one million copies and was certified gold by the RIAA and two times platinum by the CRIA. The album's second single,[33] "Jesus, Take the Wheel" was released to radio in October and later peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, topping it for six consecutive weeks, and at twenty on the Hot 100. The song sold over 1.8 million copies and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[34] Underwood's third single, "Some Hearts", was also released in October, but just to the pop radios. "Don't Forget to Remember Me", her fourth single, also proved successful, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Later that autumn, Underwood's third country single,[33] "Before He Cheats", hit number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs, staying there for 5 consecutive weeks. The song peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, achieving the slowest climb ever to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, breaking the record that was previously held by Creed from July 2000. It sold over three million copies, being certified 3-time Platinum, and is the fourth best-selling country digital song of all time.[35] On April 11, 2007, Underwood continued her streak of top Country singles with the release of "Wasted", which peaked at number one on the Hot Country Songs Chart, sold nearly one million copies and was certified Gold by the RIAA.[36] On August 2008, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" was reported to have been certified Platinum, making Underwood the first country artist ever to have two songs hit Platinum Mastertone status together with "Before He Cheats", which has been certified earlier in 2007.[37] Underwood started her first headlined tour, Carrie Underwood: Live 2006, with dates across North America.

 

At the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, her hit song "Inside Your Heaven" won the coveted Top-Selling Hot 100 Song of the Year award and also Top-Selling Country Single of the Year award, and she won Country Single Sales Artist of the Year. At the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards, she won Top New Female Vocalist and Single of the Year, for "Jesus, Take the Wheel". At the 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards she won both the Horizon Award (now Best New Artist) and Female Vocalist of the Year. At the 2006 CMT Awards, Underwood won both the Breakthrough Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for "Jesus, Take The Wheel". She later won the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the American Music Awards, and was also nominated for Favorite Female Country Artist. She won 5 awards at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, including the coveted Album of the Year, Top 200 Female Artist of the Year, Female Country Artist, New Country Artist, and Country Album of the Year. Also that year, Underwood won a Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award for Country Recorded Song of the Year, for "Jesus, Take The Wheel". At the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2007, Underwood won Album of the Year, Video of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year. She was nominated for "World's Best Selling New Artist" at the 2006 World Music Awards. At the 2007 CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 16, Underwood's "Before He Cheats" won three awards, including Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, and Video Director of the Year. Underwood won two awards at the 2007 CMA Awards: Female Vocalist of the Year, for the second consecutive time, and Single Record of the Year, for "Before He Cheats". In 2007, at the 49th Grammy Awards, Some Hearts received four Grammy nominations and Underwood won her first two Grammy Awards: Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Jesus, Take the Wheel. She sang the Eagles song "Life in the Fast Lane" alongside Grammy nominees Rascal Flatts. She also sang the Eagles' "Desperado" to honour Don Henley of The Eagles. She also paid tribute to Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys by performing "New San Antonio Rose". At the 50th Grammy Awards, in 2008, Underwood was nominated for two more Grammys: Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for "Before He Cheats" and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, for "Oh, Love" a duet with Brad Paisley. She won one Grammy Award that night, for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, and performed the song at the ceremony.

 

In December 2005, Underwood was named Oklahoman of the Year by Oklahoma Today.[38] In December 2006, Underwood joined Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé and Josh Groban to sing "For Once In My Life" on The Oprah Winfrey Show.[39] Also that month, she paid tribute to Dolly Parton, by singing "Islands in the Stream" with Kenny Rogers (originally by Parton and Rogers) at the Kennedy Center Honors, which honored Parton that year. Underwood performed with the USO Christmas Tour in Iraq during the 2006 Holiday season.[40] Underwood also performed at the 2007 Idol Gives Back concert singing "I'll Stand By You", a cover of The Pretenders hit. Her version of the song debuted at number six on Billboard's Hot 100 Songs. Also in 2007, Victoria's Secret named Underwood the Sexiest Female Musician.[41]

 

2007–2009: Carnival Ride

 

Underwood's second album, Carnival Ride,[42] was released in October 2007.[43] On Carnival Ride, Underwood was more involved in the songwriting process; she set up a writers' retreat at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium to collaborate with such Music Row tunesmiths as Hillary Lindsey, Craig Wiseman, Rivers Rutherford, and Gordie Sampson.[44] Carnival Ride moved over 527,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Hot Country Albums, as well as number one on the Canadian Albums Chart. Carnival Ride was certified double platinum in just two months after its release, in December.[45] The album is certified 3-time Platinum by the RIAA, for sales of over three million. "So Small", the first single from the album, was released in July 2007 and reached number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs, topping it for three consecutive weeks.[46] "All-American Girl", the second single, also reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. The next single, "Last Name", reached number one on the Hot Country Song chart as well. This made Underwood the first female artist to have two consecutive albums each release three number-ones on this chart since Shania Twain in 1998. "Just a Dream", the album's next single, was released on July 2008 and later peaked at number one on the Hot Country Songs chart, staying there for 2 consecutive weeks. With that, Underwood became the third female artist in country music history to have released four consecutive Number Ones from the same album with Rosanne Cash's King's Record Shop and Shania Twain's The Woman in Me being the other two that have done so. The album's fifth single, "I Told You So", a duet with the original singer of the song, Randy Travis, was released in February 2009. It peaked at number two on the Billboard Country charts and number nine on the Hot 100. Carnival Ride has produced 3 platinum-selling singles - "All American Girl", "Last Name" and "Just A Dream" - and 2 gold-selling singles - "So Small" and "I Told You So", both selling nearly one million copies.[36] In January 2008, Underwood embarked on a joint tour with Keith Urban named the Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy Carnival Ride Tour, with dates fixed nationwide that continued through April.[47] She then started her headlined tour, the Carnival Ride Tour, in February 2008, with dates across all North America, and ended it on December 14, 2008, playing to 1.2 million fans throughout the tour and being named the top-selling country female touring artist of 2008.[48]

 

By the end of 2007, Underwood won 5 awards at the Billboard Music Awards, including the coveted Billboard 200 Artist of the Year and also Country Artist of the Year.[49] Also in late 2007, she won three American Music Awards: Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Country Artist and Favorite Country Album, for her debut album, Some Hearts. At the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards, she won Female Vocalist of the Year, for the 2nd consecutive time. She received two nominations for the 2008 Country Music Association Awards. Underwood and Brad Paisley co-hosted the awards show[50] and she walked away with the Female Vocalist of the Year award for the third consecutive time, but lost the Album of the Year award to George Strait. At the 2008 American Music Awards, Carnival Ride won the Favorite Country Album award, thus making that her 2nd consecutive win in such category. In 2008, Underwood also won her first international award, which was "Female Vocalist of the Year" at the European Country Music Association Awards.[51] For the 44th Academy of Country Music Awards, in 2009, Underwood was nominated for four major awards. Underwood won for Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of The Year, thus making her the first woman to win the award in ten years and the 7th female to take it in the award show's four decade run. Underwood was nominated for Video of the Year at the 2009 CMT Awards for "Just A Dream". In 2009, at the 51st Grammy Awards, she won, for the third year in a row, the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for "Last Name", and performed the song at the ceremony. At the 52nd Grammy Awards, in 2010, Underwood won her fifth Grammy Award: She won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for "I Told You So" with Randy Travis and was also nominated again for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for "Just A Dream". At the ceremony, she performed with Celine Dion, Usher, Smokey Robinson and Jennifer Hudson during the 3-D Michael Jackson tribute.[52] Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich stated that Michael Jackson greatly admired Underwood, which is why she was hand-picked to perform during his tribute.[53]

 

On May 13, 2008, Underwood was invited by Randy Travis to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry, later that month she was officially inducted by Garth Brooks into the Grand Ole Opry.[54] A few months earlier, she sang Julie Andrews' classic, the title song from The Sound of Music, at the 2007 Movies Rock: A Celebration Of Music In Film.[55] On October 22, 2008, Underwood unveiled her wax figure at Madame Tussauds New York. In 2009, Forbes reported that Underwood was the top earning American Idol alumni from June 2008 – May 17, 2009. She earned more than twice as much as the second place finisher, with estimated earnings of $14 million during this time period.[56] She appeared on the holiday CD Hear Something Country Christmas 2007 with a rendition of "Do You Hear What I Hear?". The song reached number two on the AC Chart, and remained there for 3 consecutive weeks.[57] She recorded the song "Ever Ever After" for the soundtrack of the 2007 Walt Disney film Enchanted. Underwood co-wrote a song for Idol alum Kristy Lee Cook's major-label debut album Why Wait. At the 2008 Idol Gives Back, she sang George Michael's classic "Praying For Time" and later recorded it. In November 2008, Underwood recorded a virtual and posthumous duet with Elvis Presley, on his classic "I'll Be Home For Christmas", for his 2008 album Christmas Duets. Elvis' ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, herself asked Underwood to do the duet: "Priscilla wanted me to do 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'", she says. "I couldn't say 'no'."[58] In March 2009, she tracked a cover of Mötley Crüe's ballad "Home Sweet Home" for the American Idol season 8 farewell theme.[59] Her version debuted at number 21 on the Hot 100 Songs.

 

2009–2012: Play On

 

Underwood released her third studio album in November 2009. The album debuted atop both the Billboard 200 and Hot Country Albums, selling nearly 318,000 copies, giving Underwood the second-highest female artist first week sales for 2009. Underwood wrote a song with pop/R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo for the album, the song however did not make the album.[60] The first single from the album, "Cowboy Casanova", co-written by Underwood, Brett James and hip hop producer Mike Elizondo, was released in September, peaked at number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs and at eleven on the Hot 100 Songs, sold 1.6 million and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Second single, "Temporary Home"[61] hit number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and the RIAA certified it Gold.[62] "Undo It", Underwood's third single from "Play On", was released to radio in May. It was later certified Platinum by the RIAA and hit number one on the Hot Country Songs chart, giving Underwood her tenth number one single on the Hot Country Songs. The 4th single from Play On, "Mama's Song", was released to country radio in September and peaked at two on the Hot Country Songs. The album is certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.[6]

 

Underwood's Play On Tour started its first leg on March 11, 2010 in Reading, Pennsylvania.[63] The second leg of the tour started on September 25, 2010 in Portland, Oregon, and ended January 1, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.[64] Underwood sold out the prestigious Hollywood Bowl on October 2, 2010.[65] In December 2010, Pollstar.com ranked the Play On Tour one of the Top 50 tours of 2010, at number 18 on the North American raking, and number 31 worldwide. Billboard also ranked Underwood's tour at number 24 for all worldwide tours of 2010. On January 4, 2011, official statistics revealed that Underwood played to over 1 million fans throughout the tour.[66]

 

At the 2009 CMA Awards she received two nominations and co-hosted the ceremony with Brad Paisley.[67] Underwood was nominated for 6 Academy of Country Music Awards. At the show, Underwood was named Entertainer of the Year, making her the only country female artist in history to win this award twice. Host Reba McEntire presented Underwood with the "ACM Triple Crown Award" signifying her winning Top New Artist, Top Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year during her career. She was only the second Female to win the coveted "Triple Crown Award", the first being Barbara Mandrell. At the CMT Music Awards Underwood walked away with Video of the Year for "Cowboy Casanova". She also won CMT Performance of the Year for "Temporary Home" from CMT: Invitation Only presents Carrie Underwood.[68] Underwood won two international awards at the 8th French Country Music Awards, which were Best Female Vocalist and Video of the Year, for "Cowboy Casanova". At the 2010 American Music Awards, she won "Favorite Country Album", for "Play On", making her the only artist in the American Music Award history to have all albums awarded in such a category.[69] She co-hosted the 2010 CMA Awards with Brad Paisley for the third year in a row. Underwood was the 2010 American Country Awards' top winner with six wins, Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for (Play On), Female Artist Single of the Year for ("Cowboy Casanova"), Female Artist Video of the Year for ("Cowboy Casanova") and Touring Artist of the Year.[70] At the 2011 Grammy Awards, Underwood was nominated for 'Best Female Country Vocal Performance' for "Temporary Home."[71] Underwood was honored by the CMT Artists of the Year special as one of the 5 top Artists of the year in 2010 in country music.[72] The event aired on CMT on December 3, 2010. At the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards, Underwood sang with Steven Tyler both her song "Undo It" and Aerosmith's "Walk This Way". In May 2011, Underwood was one of the seven women to be honored by the Academy of Country Music at the Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country special. She was recognized for being the first and only female artist in the Academy's history to ever win Entertainer of the Year twice.[73] At the ceremony, Vince Gill introduced Underwood and presented her with the special award. He sang one of her hits, "Jesus, Take The Wheel", and joined Underwood on a rendition performance of "How Great Thou Art". The video of the performance turned into a viral sensation, reaching 3 million views on YouTube within two days.[74] On December 5, 2011, Underwood won three awards at the 2011 American Country Awards, including Female Artist of the Year for the second consecutive time.[75]

 

In late 2009, Underwood had her very own CMT Invitation Only[76] and also hosted a Christmas special, Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special, a two-hour variety show on Fox that featured Dolly Parton, with whom she sang a rendition duet of "I Will Always Love You", seventh-season American Idol champion David Cook, Kristin Chenoweth, Brad Paisley and others.[77] In May 2010, Underwood was selected on People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People List for 2010. This was the 4th year in a row that she was selected for the list. Also in May, Victoria's Secret named her legs the Sexiest Legs in Hollywood.[78] Underwood appeared on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Her character, Tiffany, is a pharmaceutical sales representative who becomes the love interest for another main character on the show.[79] A few months earlier, she performed a voice-over as 'Carrie Underworm', a parodied "worm" character, in an episode of the PBS children's television series, Sesame Street,[80] Underwood co-wrote and recorded a song entitled "There's a Place for Us," the lead single from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.[81] Underwood and songwriters, David Hodges and Hillary Lindsey, received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.[82] In March 2011, Underwood sang John Lennon's "Instant Karma!" at the NBC's special All Together Now – A Celebration of Service, which honored former President George H. W. Bush.[83] She made her big screen debut in Soul Surfer, in April 2011. At the season ten finale of American Idol Underwood selected a song for contestant Lauren Alaina to sing.[84]

 

Underwood is featured on "Remind Me", a duet with Brad Paisley that reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, giving Underwood her eleventh number one single on such chart and fourteenth overall. She has also a duet with Tony Bennett on his 2011 album Duets II[85] and another duet with Randy Travis on his 2011 Anniversary Celebration album. Underwood was one of the headliners of the iHeartRadio Music Festival. The event took place on September 23 and 24, 2011.[86] On September 19, Underwood performed "You Really Got a Hold on Me" in order to honor Smokey Robinson, as he was presented with the Ella Award at the Society of Singers annual dinner. Robinson returned the favor to Underwood by singing "My Girl" to her. At the same event, they sang together with Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole and other artists a medley of multiple songs.[87]

 

On February 4, 2012, Underwood joined Steven Tyler to record CMT's Crossroads at the Pepsi Coliseum during the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam of Super Bowl XLVI.[88] It was the highest-rated episode in seven years.[89] On February 12, 2012, Underwood and Tony Bennett performed their duet "It Had to Be You" at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards show.[90]

 

2012: Blown Away

 

Underwood's new single, "Good Girl", from her up-coming album, was released to the iTunes store on February 23, 2012. It was officially released to Country radio on February 27, 2012.[91][92] The music video for "Good Girl" premiered on Entertainment Tonight on March 12, 2012.[93] Underwood's fourth album, Blown Away,[94] is set to be released on May 1, 2012.[95] Underwood has said that this album will feature songs with a "darker storyline."[96]

 

On February 28, 2012, Underwood performed at the Nordstrom Symphony Fashion Show, which also featured an exclusive presentation of Oscar de la Renta's Pre-Fall 2012 collection.[97]

 

Personal interests

 

Underwood is an animal lover and a vegetarian. She stopped eating meat at the age of thirteen because she could not stand the thought of eating one of her own animals. She was voted "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" by PETA[98] in 2007 for the second time, the first being in 2005 alongside Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. In a 2007 interview with PETA, Underwood stated, "Ever since I was little I loved animals [...] If you told me I could never sing again, I'd say that was horrible, but it's not my life. If you told me I could never be around animals again, I would just die."[99] Underwood is a supporter of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and has done several public service announcements for the organization.[100] Underwood has also done a "Protect Your Pets" public service announcement for Do Something.[101]

 

To benefit cancer research, in August 2008 Underwood joined Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and other female artists to record the song "Just Stand Up!". The proceeds benefited Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C). As a result of their fund raising efforts, the SU2C scientific advisory committee, overseen by the American Association for Cancer Research was able to award $73.6 million towards novel, groundbreaking research.[102] The song peaked at number eleven on Billboard's Hot 100 Songs. In August 2009, she formed the Checotah Animal Town and School (C.A.T.S.) Foundation to benefit her hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma. On August 28, 2009, Underwood visited Checotah High School with ABC news anchor Robin Roberts, where she gave a presentation on stage, sang with a young girl in front of students and school faculty, and donated over $117,000 worth of musical instruments to three music programs at three of Checotah's schools. Underwood has participated in the annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball tournament for charity for many years. The event takes place in Nashville, Tennessee, and benefits research for life-threatening diseases.[103] During the 2011 holiday season, her C.A.T.S. foudation donated $350,000 to schools in the singer's hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma.[104] On January 10, 2012, it was reported, but had previously been blogged by Underwood herself on her official fan-site, that the singer rescued an abandoned dog along highway. According to Underwood, she spotted two dogs along the road while traveling with her own dogs, Ace and Penny, from her parents' home in her native Oklahoma. "My guess is that the dogs were thrown out of their car by their owners on the highway", said the singer. One of the dogs was already dead, but she put the other – bloody and limping – into her SUV. She named the puppy Stella, took it to the vet and got it groomed. Within a matter of days, she'd found a nearby home for the dog. "I cried when she walked out the door," she wrote.[105]

 

Underwood has also stated she has a great interest in sports. In 2005, she performed the "Star-Spangled Banner" at Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons,[106] and in 2006 at the NBA All-Star Game.[107] She also performed the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the NFC Championship Game between the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers in 2006,[108] as well as at the 2006 edition of NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600,[109] the MLB All Star Game in Pittsburgh, P.A., and at Game 3 of the 2007 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies.[110] On February 7, 2010, Underwood performed the National Anthem for Super Bowl XLIV.[111]

 

Personal life

 

Underwood is a vegan.[112] She performed at halftime of the 2006 Thanksgiving Day football game at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas, and was friends with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.[113] She attended his birthday party in April 2007, and on May 15, 2007, he escorted her to the Academy of Country Music Awards. They were rumored to be dating on and off throughout 2007. Although she denied the rumor when asked, Romo confirmed it by saying "[...] I'm dating Carrie Underwood" on his website. He also told an Illinois newspaper that they were dating.[114] In August 2007, Underwood began dating Chace Crawford of the American television series Gossip Girl. On October 4, 2007, People magazine reported that the two were seen holding hands in New York City,[115] though according to further reports, they ended their relationship in the spring of 2008.[116]

 

She became engaged in December 2009 to then Ottawa Senators (now Nashville Predators) hockey player Mike Fisher, whom she began dating after they met at one of her concerts in 2008.[117] Underwood and Fisher appeared together publicly for the first time in January 2010, at the Bell Sens Soiree, an annual fundraiser in Gatineau for the Ottawa Senators' official charity.[118] After appearing together at the CMT Awards in June 2010, Underwood told reporters that Fisher was planning a surprise honeymoon for the two of them after their summer wedding.[119]

 

On July 10, 2010, Underwood and Fisher wed at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia, with more than 250 people in attendance. The couple gave People the following statement, which they signed "Mike & Carrie Fisher": "We could not feel more blessed to have found each other and to have shared this day with our friends and family that mean so much to us!" According to People, Monique Lhuillier created a dress of Chantilly lace for Underwood and also designed the bridesmaids' dresses. The ceremony featured classical music and readings of the couple's favorite Bible verses.[120][121] National Hockey League players, as well as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, American Idol contestants, and judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson were in attendance.[122][123] She surprised her husband by having one of their favorite artists, Brandon Heath, sing his song "Love Never Fails" for their first dance.[124]

 

On February 11, 2011, an Ottawa radio station, 105.3 CISS-FM, banned the playing of Underwood's music because her husband, Mike Fisher, was traded to the Nashville Predators the day before. Due to Underwood's fans' threats on Facebook to never tune into the radio station, the station later modified their statement. They apologized for their actions, saying that their statements were meant to be taken as a joke, as they do not play Underwood's country songs anyway and it was their tongue-in-cheek way of wishing Fisher the best of luck in Nashville.[125][126] Fisher later criticized the station saying "obviously Carrie had nothing to do with the move or the trade or anything so to imply something like that was just wrong", and noting that both he and Underwood were disappointed in the negativity that was created by the radio station.[127][128] Underwood was selected by The Hockey News on its annual list of the 100 People of Power and Influence in Ice Hockey. For the 2012 list, Underwood ranked at number 85.[129]

 

Underwood was ranked #60 on Maxim's annual Hot 100 list in 2009.[citation needed]

 

Discography

 

2005: Some Hearts

2007: Carnival Ride

2009: Play On

2012: Blown Away

 

Filmography

 

Year

Appearance

Role

Notes

2005

American Idol

Contestant

Winner

2007

Saturday Night Live

Musical guest

 

2009

Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special

Herself

 

2010

How I Met Your Mother

Tiffany

Episode: "Hooked"

Sesame Street

"Carrie Underworm"

 

The Buried Life

Herself

 

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Herself

 

2011

Soul Surfer

Sarah Hill

Feature film debut

Blue Bloods

Herself

 

2012

CMT Crossroads – with Steven Tyler[88]

Herself

From the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam

 

Tours

 

2005: American Idols LIVE! Tour 2005

2006: Carrie Underwood: Live 2006

2008: Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy Carnival Ride Tour (w/ Keith Urban)

2008: Carnival Ride Tour

2010: Play On Tour

 

Awards

 

See wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awards_and_nominations_received_by_Carrie_Underwood

 

See also

 

List of artists who reached number one in the United States

List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. country chart

List of best-selling music artists in the United States

List of best-charting music artists in the U.S.

 

References

 

Bibliography

 

Tracey, Kathleen. Carrie Underwood: American Idol IV. September 2005. Blue Banner Biography series (Juvenile) ISBN 1-58415-425-X

 

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81.^ Login or register to post comments (November 1, 2010). "Carrie Co-Writes & Records Title Song For "The Chronicles Of Narnia"! | The Official Carrie Underwood Site". Carrieunderwoodofficial.com. http://www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com/us/news/carrie-co-writes-records-title-song-chronicles-narnia. Retrieved January 6, 2011.

82.^ List of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards. Today.msnbc.msn.com (2010-12-14). Retrieved on 2011-08-22.

83.^ NBC TO BROADCAST “ALL TOGETHER NOW – A CELEBRATION OF SERVICE” HONORING PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH AND VOLUNTEER SERVICE ON MONDAY, MARCH 28 (8-9 PM ET) | Points of Light Institute. Pointsoflight.org (2011-03-14). Retrieved on 2011-08-22.

84.^ Carrie Underwood, George Strait picking finale songs for Idols. Content.usatoday.com (2011-05-23). Retrieved on 2011-08-22.

85.^ The Official Site. Tony Bennett. Retrieved on 2011-08-22.

86.^ Music Festival - Las Vegas, NV - Sept 23rd & 24th - iHeartRadio - Free Online Radio - Listen to 750+ Live Radio Stations. iHeartRadio. Retrieved on 2011-08-22.

87.^ Sep202011 (1999-02-22). "Carrie Underwood Performs for Smokey Robinson at Awards Dinner-Country Music Is Love". Countrymusicislove.com. http://www.countrymusicislove.com/2011/09/carrie-underwood-performs-for-smokey-robinson-at-awards-dinner.html. Retrieved 2012-03-17.

88.^ a b STEVEN TYLER & CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO TEAM AT SUPER BOWL XLVI SATURDAY NIGHT “CMT CROSSROADS” SPECIAL FROM PEPSI SUPER BOWL FAN JAM, carrieunderwoodofficial.com, January 20, 2012

89.^ Feb72012 (2012-02-07). "Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler’s ‘CMT Crossroads’ is High-Rated ‘Crossroads’ Episode in Seven Years-Country Music Is Love". Countrymusicislove.com. http://www.countrymusicislove.com/2012/02/carrie-underwood-and-steven-tylers-cmt-crossroads-is-high-rated-crossroads-episode-in-seven-years.html. Retrieved 2012-03-17.

90.^ "Tony Bennett, Chris Brown, Carrie Underwood Added To 54th GRAMMYs Lineup". GRAMMY.com. 2012-02-07. http://www.grammy.com/news/tony-bennett-chris-brown-carrie-underwood-added-to-54th-grammys-lineup. Retrieved 2012-03-17.

91.^ "Future Releases for Country Radio Stations | New Music Artist Free Song". AllAccess.com. http://www.allaccess.com/country/future-releases. Retrieved 2012-03-17.

92.^ "Carrie Underwood Music News & Info". Billboard.com. http://www.billboard.com/artist/carrie-underwood/657654#/column/the-615/carrie-underwood-to-release-good-girl-single-1005982152.story. Retrieved 2012-03-17.

93.^ Carrie Underwood To World Premiere New Video On Entertainment Tonight. All Access Music Group. March 9, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2012.

94.^ Carrie Underwood Reveals Her New Album Cover! (Blown Away album cover), reveal.carrieunderwoodofficial.com

95.^ Carrie Underwood Sets Release Date for New Album by Chuck Dauphin, Nashville Billboard.com, February 02, 2012

96.^ Carrie Underwood, 'Blown Away': Cover & Title Revealed. TheBoot.com. March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012.

97.^ Login or register to post comments (2012-02-28). "Country Superstar Carrie Underwood to Perform at Nordstrom Symphony Fashion Show on February 28, 2012 | The Official Carrie Underwood Site". Carrieunderwoodofficial.com. http://www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com/us/news/country-superstar-carrie-underwood-perform-nordstrom-symphony-fashion-show-february-28-2012. Retrieved 2012-03-17.

98.^ "Past 'Sexiest Vegetarian Alive' Winners". PETA. http://www.goveg.com/feat/sexiestveg2006/past.asp. Retrieved August 6, 2007.

99.^ "Carrie Underwood: A Vegetarian Success Story". People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. http://blog.peta2.com/2007/03/carrie_underwood_a_vegetarian.html. Retrieved December 6, 2007.

100.^ "Star Power: Hollywood's Response to Help Pets Hurt by Katrina". The Humane Society of the United States. http://www.hsus.org/about_us/celebrity_support/celebrities_support_disaster_response_efforts_to_katrina.html. Retrieved August 6, 2007.

101.^ "Carrie Underwood Protects Pets". Do Something. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsYPRqIkhYw&feature=channel_page.html. Retrieved November 22, 2006.

102.^ [AACR, Stand Up To Cancer] [1]

103.^ "City of Hope Softball". About.com. http://countrymusic.about.com/od/cmamusicfestival2007/a/COHSoftball07.htm.

104.^ Email This (2012-01-05). "Carrie Underwood Helps Hometown Schools in Need". The Boot. http://www.theboot.com/2012/01/05/carrie-underwood-cats-school-donations/. Retrieved 2012-03-17.

105.^ Carrie Underwood Rescues Abandoned Dog Along Highway, By Rolling Stone January 10, 2012

106.^ "American Idol | Carrie Underwood Sings National Anthem at NBA Finals". Reality-tv-online.com. June 18, 2005. http://www.reality-tv-online.com/blog/carrie-underwood-sings-national-anthem-at-nba-finals/. Retrieved March 22, 2010.

107.^ "John Legend and Carrie Underwood Headline 2006 NBA All-Star Game Halftime Show; Artists Join All-Star Lineup of Talent Performing During NBA All-Star 2006 Festivities Including Destiny's Child and Andrea Bocelli | Business Wire | Find Articles at BNET". Findarticles.com. February 15, 2006. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2006_Feb_15/ai_n26764407. Retrieved March 22, 2010.

108.^ "Apart Of Carrie-Underwood.Org – 01/22/06 – NFC Championship Game – Carolina Panthers vs Seattle Seahawks". CarriePhotos.Com. December 4, 2005. http://www.carriephotos.com/thumbnails.php?album=57. Retrieved March 22, 2010.

109.^ By Carla H. (May 28, 2006). "Carrie Underwood at NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Coca-Cola 600". myLifetime.com. http://www.mylifetime.com/lifestyle/entertainment/celebrities/carrie-underwood-nascar-nextel-cup-series-coca-cola-600. Retrieved March 22, 2010.

110.^ "Carrie Underwood Sings The National Anthem, Game 3 World Series, Denver CO". mjsbigblog. http://mjsbigblog.com/carrie-underwood-sings-the-national-anthem-game-3-world-series-denver-co.htm. Retrieved March 22, 2010.

111.^ "Underwood, Latifah sing at Super Bowl". Associated Press. ESPN. January 28, 2010. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=4866212&type=story.

112.^ Carrie Underwood Shares Diet and Fitness Tips with SELF Magazine April 2012, becomegorgeous.com

113.^ "Lone Star Fun". People. April 25, 2007. http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,20036477_11,00.html. Retrieved August 6, 2007.

114.^ "Carrie Underwood, Tony Romo Hit the Red Carpet". ExtraTV. May 16, 2007. Archived from the original on June 19, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070619023213/http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2007/05/acm_awards.html. Retrieved August 6, 2007.

115.^ Caplan, David (October 17, 2007). "Carrie Underwood on Chace Crawford: 'He's Really Cute' – Caught in the Act, Carrie Underwood". People. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20152766,00.html. Retrieved March 22, 2010.

116.^ "Carrie and Chace Are Dunzo!", Hollyscoop.com, March 25, 2008.

117.^ Lofaro, Tony (December 22, 2009). "Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood engaged". Ottawacitizen.com. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/hockey/ottawa-senators/Mike+Fisher+Carrie+Underwood+engaged/2365338/story.html. Retrieved March 22, 2010.

118.^ Bartolomeo, Joey (January 26, 2010). "Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's Date Night". People. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20339411,00.html. Retrieved July 10, 2010.

119.^ "Carrie Underwood: My Fiance's Planning a "Surprise" Honeymoon". UsMagazine.com. http://www.usmagazine.com/healthylifestyle/news/carrie-underwood-my-fiances-planning-a-surprise-honeymoon-2010116.

120.^ Finan, Eileen (July 10, 2010). "Carrie Underwood Gets Married in Southern Style – Weddings, Carrie Underwood". People. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20401049,00.html. Retrieved January 6, 2011.

121.^ "News – Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Tie the Knot! – Style & Beauty". UsMagazine.com. http://www.usmagazine.com/stylebeauty/news/carrie-underwood-weds-mike-fisher-2010107. Retrieved January 6, 2011.

122.^ By QMI Agency. "Underwood, Fisher tie the knot | Celebrities | Entertainment". Toronto Sun. http://www.torontosun.com/entertainment/celebrities/2010/07/10/14673736.html. Retrieved January 6, 2011.

123.^ "Carrie Underwood Marries Hockey Beau Mike Fisher in Southern Ceremony". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/news/carrie-underwood-marries-hockey-beau-mike-1004103596.story.

124.^ "Brandon Heath Sings at Carrie Underwood's Wedding". Clash Entertainment. January 18, 2010. http://www.clashentertainment.com/music/5-music/2302-brandon-heath-performs-at-carrie-underwoods-wedding. Retrieved February 11, 2011.

125.^ "OFFSTAGE: Radio Station's Carrie Underwood Ban Was Unreal". CMT: Country Music Television. February 11, 2011. http://www.cmt.com/news/cmt-offstage/1657793/offstage-radio-stations-carrie-underwood-ban-was-unreal.jhtml. Retrieved February 11, 2011.

126.^ "Ottawa radio station bans Carrie Underwood music after Sens trade". The Canadian Press. February 11, 2011. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/ottawa-radio-station-bans-carrie-underwood-music-sens-20110210-135847-444.html. Retrieved February 11, 2011.

127.^ "Carrie Underwood's Husband Thanks God for Nashville Move". The Boot. February 21, 2011. http://www.theboot.com/2011/02/21/mike-fisher-carrie-underwood-nashville-predator-games/. Retrieved February 21, 2011.

128.^ "Carrie Underwood celebrates husband Mike Fisher's ice hockey goal in Nashville". Daily Mail (UK). February 19, 2011. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1358554/Carrie-Underwood-celebrates-husband-Mike-Fishers-ice-hockey-goal-Nashville.html. Retrieved February 19, 2011.

129.^ The Hockey News, Issue Date: January 16, 2012, Volume 65, Number 14, Senior Editor: Brian Costello, Published by Transcontinental Medial, p. 29

 

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Goodbye Earl
Because You Love Me
There you Are
For God So Loved
Can't Get Enough
Cold Day In July
Lesson In Leavin'
Crazy
Broken Wing
Tonight The Heartache's On Me
I Hope You Dance

Can't Get Enough
Lessin' in Leavin'
Hit me with your best shot
Goodbye Earl
Bye Bye
Romeo Boy
455 Rocket
Proud Mary
If I fall down your goin with me
Respect

1. Wasted
2. Don't Forget to Remember Me
3. Some Hearts
4. Jesus, Take the Wheel
5. Night Before (Life Goes On)
6. Lessons Learned
7. Before He Cheats
8. Starts With Goodbye
9. I Just Can't Live a Lie
10. We're Young and Beautiful
11. That's Where It Is
12. Whenever You Remember
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