Carrie Underwood

  • 09 March 2006

Date of birth

10th March, 1980

Occupation

Musician

Sex

1st January, 1970

Height

1.6

Carrie Underwood (born 10.3.1983)
Carrie Underwood is an American country-pop songwriter and singer. She first came to public attention when she won the fourth series of American Idol. Since then, she has won multiple Grammy Awards and become a best-selling artist.

Childhood: Carrie Underwood was raised on her parents' farm in Oklahoma. She has two elder sisters, named Stephanie and Shanna. As a child, Carrie performed at the local Robbins Memorial Talent Show at her local Baptist Church and went on to sing at a number of local social events. In 1996, Underwood was on the verge of signing a contract with Capitol Records, but the label management changed hands and the deal was rejected.

Carrie graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 and went to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. She graduated with a degree in Mass Communication, with a strong emphasis on Journalism. She was the runner up in the Miss NSU beauty pageant in 2004.

Music Career: In 2004, Carrie Underwood auditioned in St. Louis for American Idol. When they were down to 11 finalists, Underwood performed a cover of Heart's hit 'Alone'. Throughout the contest, she was never in the bottom three to be voted out and became the clear winner of the show's fourth series. Since the completion of the series, its producers have commented that Underwood dominated the voting every single week.

Carrie returned to the sixth series of the show, performing her single, 'Wasted'. She also performed at the 'Idol Gives Back' concert, performing the Pretenders' 'I'll Stand By You' with Kelly Clarkson and Rascal Flatts. On the seventh series of American Idol, Underwood performed George Michael's 'Praying For Time' and her own track 'Last Name'.

Carrie Underwood's debut album, released in November 2005, was entitled Some Hearts and was a mixture of country and pop music. It has been certified Platinum seven times over. The second single from the album 'Jesus, Take The Wheel' earned its songwriters Gordie Sampson, Brett James and Hillary Lindsay a Grammy award for Country Song of the Year.

In November 2006, Carrie Underwood won Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards. She also won five awards at the Billboard Music Awards that year: Album of the Year, Top 200 Female Artist of the Year, Female Country Artist, New Country Artist of the Year and Country Album of the Year.

Carrie's second studio album, Carnival Ride, was released in October 2007. She co-wrote the album with Craig Wiseman, Gordie Sampson, Rivers Rutherford and Hillary Lindsey. The track 'Ever Ever After' was featured on the soundtrack to the Disney movie Enchanted.

The start of 2008 saw Carrie Underwood embark on a tour with Keith Urban. Later that year, when she was onstage performing a cover of Randy Travis' 'I Told You So', Travis crept up behind her onstage to invite her to become a member of the Grande Ole Opry. Her induction was conducted by Garth Brooks. She is currently the Grand Ole Opry's youngest member.

In September 2008, a group of female singers joined forces to release a single campaigning for cancer treatment. Carrie Underwood joined Rihanna, Fergie, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Leona Lewis and Ciara to perform 'Just Stand Up'.

In February 2009, Carrie Underwood was nominated for four awards at the Academy of Country Music Awards; Top Female Vocalist, Video of the Year for 'Just A Dream', Entertainer of the Year (alongside Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban) and Album of the Year for Carnival Ride.

Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe has confirmed that he will be collaborating with Carrie Underwood, after she recorded a cover of Mötley Crüe's 'Home Sweet Home' for American Idol as the elimination song for contestants that have been voted out.

Personal Life: Carrie Underwood has been vegetarian since she was 13 and has acted as a spokesperson for the Humane Society of the United States.

In 2007, the press frequently speculated that Underwood was dating the Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Romo confirmed on his website that the rumour was true. Carrie has also been romantically linked to Chace Crawford, star of Gossip Girl and Mike Fisher, the center player for Ottawa Senators.

Carrie Underwood Pictured For The First Time After Receiving Over 40 Stitches To Her Face

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 03 January 2018

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The singer suffered a fall at her home in Nashville in November.

Carrie Underwood revealed to fans on January 1st that she “might look a bit different” the next time they see her, after she received between 40 and 50 stitches to her face following a fall in November.

While the singer hasn’t posted any recent full face photos to her Instagram, she was photographed on December 12, when she ran into fellow ‘Below Deck’ alum Adrienne Gang at the gym.

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Carrie Underwood Looks 'Different' After Hitting Her Face In A Fall

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 02 January 2018

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She doesn't know how well she's going to heal.

Carrie Underwood has shocked fans over fears that she might be left visibly physically deformed after damaging her face in a nasty fall outside her home in Nashville in November. After having several stitches, she reveals that she just doesn't know what's on the other end of the healing process.

Image caption Carrie Underwood at the CMA Awards show

She's got one of the most stunning faces in the world of country music, but this American sweetheart might be scarred for life after a fall on some outdoor steps left her with a broken wrist and 'gruesome' facial injuries that required quite a lot of stitches.

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Carrie Underwood Suffers Broken Bones In Nasty Fall At Home

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 13 November 2017

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She had to cancel her appearance at a benefit concert.

Poor Carrie Underwood. She had a nasty fall at her Nashville home last week, landing her a brief spell in hospital, and she ended up having to miss the Country Rising benefit concert as she recovered from her painful injuries. She insists that she is feeling fine, however.

Image caption Carrie Underwood at the 2017 CMA Awards

The 34-year-old country star fell on a set of steps outside her house on Friday night (November 10th 2017), according to a report in the Tennessean. She wound up in hospital with a few cuts and bruises, as well as a broken wrist which caused her to cancel her Sunday show.

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Everything You Need To Know About 2017 CMA Awards Performers

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 08 November 2017

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Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Alan Jackson joins this year's performers.

The 51st Annual Country Music Association Awards is finally upon us, with the evening bringing in some of the biggest country stars to compete for some of the genre's most coveted awards while also performing live at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. We just can't wait.

Carrie Underwood at the ACM Awards

Perhaps the most exciting addition to the line-up is this year's Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Alan Jackson; a veteran of the genre who has won 16 CMA Awards out of 81 nominations making him the most nominated artist ever after George Strait. It's his 24th performance at the event since his first in 1990 when he played 'Chasin' That Neon Rainbow'.

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Carrie Underwood attending the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 2nd April 2017

Carrie Underwood at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards held at the T-Mobile Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 2nd April 2017

Carrie Underwood seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 13th February 2017

Carrie Underwood seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th February 2017

Carrie Underwood seen on the red carpet at the 74th Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th January 2017

Blake Shelton Is Officially Dating Gwen Stefani

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 05 November 2015

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Rumours about Blake Shelton dating Gwen Stefani were confirmed just before the CMAs - was Shelton trying to 'win the break-up' after his divorce from Miranda Lambert?

After weeks of speculation that they were falling for each other, it’s been confirmed that Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are officially dating.

On the same night that Shelton was on the receiving end of quite a few jokes about his recent divorce from Miranda Lambert at the Country Music Awards, TMZ reported that the rumours about him going out with Stefani (who also recently split up with her husband, and the father of her three children, Gavin Rossdale) were true.

Image caption Just before the CMAs started, Shelton's publicist confirmed that he is dating Gwen Stefani

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Blake Shelton Is Expecting Jokes About His Divorce At The Country Music Awards

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 29 October 2015

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In an interview with Seth Meyers, Shelton said that his divorce from Miranda Lambert would be the "elephant in the room" at the CMAs.

Country music superstar Blake Shelton is bracing himself for a few “awkward” jokes and jibes about his recent divorce from Miranda Lambert at next month’s Country Music Awards ceremony.

The 39 year old was interviewed on NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ on Tuesday (October 27th), and revealed that he’s prepared for a few laughs at his expense, after he and his ex-wife Lambert, 31, announced their split earlier this summer. The ceremony is taking place on November 4th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

Image caption Blake Shelton with Miranda Lambert at the Grammys in 2015

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No 'Smoke Break' For Carrie Underwood! Her Upcoming Storyteller Tour Is Just Weeks Away

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 28 October 2015

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The country singer adds 40 dates to her 2016 tour schedule.

Exciting news is just coming all at once for Carrie Underwood fans this month. Not only has she just unveiled her hugely anticipated fifth studio album 'Storyteller', but she's also announced a mega 40 date tour across North America for 2016 in addition to the festival dates already revealed.

Image caption Carrie Underwood is about to hit the road again

From January 30th, the Grammy winning country star will be travelling all over the US and Canada for her first 360-degree set of performances i.e. whereby the stage will be placed in the middle of the audience. She'll be hitting some of the biggest arenas in North America with special guests including Mercury Nashville signee Easton Corbin and 'The Voice' finalists the Swon Brothers.

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Carrie Underwood Describes 'American Idol' Experience As "The Most Horrifying Thing"

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 25 October 2015

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The country star first found fame on the reality competition back in 2005.

Country star Carrie Underwood has described her time on ‘American Idol’ as, “the most horrifying thing.” The 32 year old shot to fame after winning the fourth season of the reality series in 2005, but says the experience of competing on the Fox show was scary, as she was all by herself for the first time.

Image caption Eric Church at the 2015 CMA Music Festival LP in Nashville, June 2015.

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Carrie Underwood Broke Into Her Own Car To Rescue Her Son & Dogs

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 13 July 2015

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Carrie Underwood’s dogs were up to mischief yesterday when they locked themselves and her four-month-old baby in the car!

Carrie Underwood took to Twitter on Saturday (11th July) to share details of her terrifying morning. The country music star was forced to break into her own car after her four-month-old son and dogs were accidentally locked inside.

Image caption Carrie Underwood was forced to break into her own car on Saturday morning.

Read More: Carrie Underwood's List of Baby Names Is Pretty "Fly".

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