Carrie Underwood

Biography

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.

Carrie Underwood: 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.

Carrie Underwood: 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.

Carrie Underwood: 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.

Read More
0
0
Subscribe to Carrie Underwood alerts

Carrie Underwood's List of Baby Names Is Pretty "Fly"

12th December 2014 -

 News

Carrie Underwood is one happy mom-to-be. And she wants you to know about it. The country singer, towards the tail end of her pregnancy, went on the Today show to talk about the experience of...

Carrie Underwood - All Is Well (Lyric Video)

13th November 2014 -

 Video

After originally releasing the song 'All is Well' on his 1989 album 'Christmas', Christian singer/songwriter Michael W. Smith has brought Carrie Underwood on-board for a rerelease of the song for his September 2014 album, 'The...

Pregnant Carrie Underwood Beautiful In Blue Whilst Filming Country Music Awards Christmas Special

9th November 2014 -

 News

Carrie Underwood looked radiant whilst performing at the 2014 Country Music Association Christmas Special. The performance was taped on Friday (7th November) and is set to be broadcast over the holiday season.Carrie Underwood performing on...

Carrie Underwood Takes The Glamour Lead At The Country Music Association Awards

6th November 2014 -

 News

The biggest stars in country music gathered together for the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night. One of the most dazzling attendees was country star and mum-to-be Carrie Underwood who hosted the event alongside...

Taylor Swift Dissed At CMA Awards

6th November 2014 -

 News

This year’s Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) saw some light-hearted dissing at the expense of country-turned-pop star Taylor Swift.Taylor Swift was dissed at the CMAs on Wednesday eveningHosted for the seventh consecutive year by Brad...

Carrie Underwood Is "Really Excited" But Still Feels "Kind Of Weird" About Pregnancy

27th September 2014 -

 News

Carrie Underwood announced she was pregnant at the beginning of September but the former American Idol contestant still can't believe she's going to be a mum!Carrie Underwood explained how she was feeling about her pregnancy...

Carrie Underwood's Song 'Two Black Cadillacs' To Be Made Into TV Show

5th September 2014 -

 News

Carrie Underwood's hit track 'Two Black Cadillacs' tells a very ominous story of two women seeking revenge of the same man after finding out they are both romantically involved with him, so it isn't a...

Carrie Underwood Is Expecting First Child With Husband Mike Fisher

1st September 2014 -

 News

Carrie Underwood

From Idol To Icon: The Rise Of Jennifer Hudson

18th August 2014 -

 News

American recording artist and actress Jennifer Hudson will release her third studio album on 22 September, entitled JHUD. With an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Grammy to...

First Couple Of Country Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Rule CMT Awards 2014

5th June 2014 -

 News

If last year was the year of Taylor Swift, then we’re starting to think 2014 belongs to power couples like Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. That’s what the CMT awards are seem to be trying...

Miranda Lamberts "Platinum" Strikes Gold With Reviewers

4th June 2014 -

 News

Miranda Lambert naming her new album Platinum might turn out to be a self fulfilling prophesy. Not only is the record, which came out on Tuesday, already on top of the iTunes sales chart, the...

Fashion Week Front Row: Why The Best Seats Go To The A-Listers

11th February 2014 -

 News

Fashion Week is in full swing, so as per tradition, everyone is looking to the front row at fashion shows as much as the runway. For a while now, the front row has been the...

NBC To Follow 'Sound Of Music' Success With Live Performance Of 'Peter Pan'

20th January 2014 -

 News

NBC will hope to emulate the success they had over the 2013 seasonal period when they aired a live performance of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood and Stephen Meyer. The show was a...

NBC's Next Live Stage Production Will Be 'Peter Pan' After The Success Of 'Sound Of Music'

20th January 2014 -

 News

The success of last December's live television stage production of 'The Sound of Music' has encouraged NBC to give it another crack. The next show will be the universally loved story of 'Peter Pan', the...

Celine Dion Plans To Bounce Back From Album Disappointment With New Single And 'The Voice' Appearance

15th December 2013 -

 News

Celine Dion came back with a bang with her powerful single 'Loved Me Back to Life' and album of the same name, but whilst the album and single drew considerable buzz when it was released...

The Reviews Are In: NBC's "The Sound Of Music" Isn't A Very Smooth Tune

8th December 2013 -

 News

The Sound of Music Live with Carrie Underwood – it happened, now we have to deal with the fallout. Many musical theater buffs were apprehensive about this NBC adaptation of the classic, but was it...

Carrie Underwood 'Proud' Of 'Sound Of Music Live!' Performance After Original Star Blasts Her

7th December 2013 -

 News

NBC's live action television production of the 'The Sound Of Music' aired this Thursday (Dec 5th) and like every remake, the comparisons and critics were at full flow.Carrie Underwood starred as 'Maria', the character Julie...

NBC's 'The Sound Of Music' Branded "Painful To Watch" By Original Cast Member

7th December 2013 -

 News

The live performance of The Sound of Music, aired on NBC earlier this week, was met with a mixed reception from audiences at home and critics alike, however the harshest piece of criticism may have...

Underwood Carries 'The Sound of Music,' But Show Ultimately Fails to Deliver

6th December 2013 -

 News

When NBC decided to produce a live-action version of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood, they knew it would be a big risk. Live TV is always risky, and remaking a classic is even...

Was NBC's 'The Sound Of Music' One Of America's Favourite Things Last Night?

6th December 2013 -

 News

The hills were alive last night, as NBC broadcast the live stage version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic stage show The Sound of Music. Favouring the original stage production over the 1965 movie version, the...

From Banjo To Broadway: Carrie Underwood All Set For 'The Sound Of Music' Live On NBC

4th December 2013 -

 News

Carrie Underwood is doing The Sound of Music – those words probably send chills down a lot of people’s backs. After all, Underwood is a modern icon of country, The Sound of Music is a...

'The Sound Of Music' Is Set To Return In A LIVE TV Performance On NBC

2nd December 2013 -

 News

NBC has a big night ahead of them on Thursday (Dec Thurs 5th) as the live broadcast of the musical 'The Sound Of Music Live!' will take place. The forthcoming production will star Carrie Underwood...

Carrie Underwood Hate Tweets Fill Up SInger's Timeline

28th November 2013 -

 News

It appears as though Carrie Underwood is getting quite a lot of hate tweets for taking on the role of Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music remake. And while her live performance is...

Carrie Underwood Hate Tweets Nightmare For 'The Sound Of Music' Role

28th November 2013 -

 News

Carrie Underwood is under a lot of pressure as she is undertaking a huge task of playing 'Maria' in a live TV version of 'The Sound of Music' in December.Julie Andrews made the role famous...

Carrie Underwood Gets The Julie Andrews Seal Of Approval Ahead Of NBC's 'The Sound Of Music Live!'

17th November 2013 -

 News

NBC have lined up a very special treat for musical lovers this Christmas, albeit one that initially aroused warning when its lead role was announced. Whilst some people have seen the appointment of Carrie Underwood...

The Country Music Awards Toasts Country's Top Entertainers: Full Winners List & Highlights

7th November 2013 -

 News

The Country Music Association Awards lit up the Nashville nighttime on Wednesday, 6 November, as 'Country Music's Biggest Night' went off with a bang at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Aired live on ABC...

Carrie Underwood Suffers Backlash Following Emmy's Beatles Tribute

23rd September 2013 -

 News

Carrie Underwood was introduced to the stage by Don Cheadle at last night's 65th Annual Emmy Awards in what was supposed to be a moving tribute to the stars that we have lost over the...

Neil Patrick Harris Relishing Hosting Duties Ahead Of Sunday's Emmy Awards

20th September 2013 -

 News

Neil Patrick Harris will look to further his claim as a natural awards show host when he takes to the stage at the 65th Annual Emmy Awards this Sunday, 22 September. Having built up an...

Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves Dominate This Year's CMA Awards Nominees List

11th September 2013 -

 News

The CMA nominations have been announced, y’all, and this year everyone’s favorite country girl Taylor Swift appears to have some competition, in the face of debutante Kacey Musgraves. Both Swift and Musgraves received six nods...

Stage Tumble Leads To Some Hilarious Tweeting From Carrie Underwood

6th September 2013 -

 News

Carrie Underwood is a talented, rich and beautiful country singer, but she became instantly more relatable to clumsy regular folk everywhere, when she took a rather ungraceful tumble onstage during her Corpus Christi concert on...

Back to top

Carrie Underwood Images

More Carrie Underwood Pictures

Back to top

Carrie Underwood Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Carrie Underwood

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

The heart-pounding teaser trailer for American Sniper had so much promise that perhaps a current...

'American Sniper' Is a Late Arrival to the Oscars Party

Mark Ronson - Daffodils ft. Kevin Parker Audio

Mark Ronson will finally unveil his fourth album 'Uptown Special' on January 26th 2015 through...

Mark Ronson - Daffodils (Audio) Video

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Do yourself a favour and go watch American Sniper this festive season. Or Selma. Should you...

'The Gambler' Is Not Worth the Risk on Christmas Day

Bastille - Oblivion [Live]

Bastille perform their single 'Oblivion' live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta. The track followed Platinum...

Bastille - Oblivion [Live] Video

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

Production for 'American Sniper' began back in May, 2012, after Warner Brothers acquired...

Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America

James Corden, the comedian who rose to fame on the critically acclaimed comedy...

James Corden to Receive OBE before Heading to America
Advertisement

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

The reviews are in for Unbroken and the film, directed by Academy Award...

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists "We Did Not Cave"

After the news that several theaters in the U.S are to screen the controversial...

Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple "Separated Amicably Earlier This Year"

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have separated after thirteen years...

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Split, Rep Confirms Former Couple


More recommendations

Comments