Carrie Underwood Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

11th March 2017

Quote: "Nothing's ever too edgy or whatever. It's all very pretty and feminine and ladylike." Carrie Underwood likes Reese Witherspoon's style.

9th March 2017

Fact: Carrie Underwood only drinks water, coffee and red wine.

20th January 2017

Fact: Adele is set to perform at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on 12 February (17). She joins previously announced performers Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Keith Urban, and Metallica. Adele is up for five awards on the night including album, record and song of the year.

19th January 2017

Fact: Touring partners Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are to perform together at the 2017 Grammy Awards next month (Feb17). The country stars toured Urban's native Australia together at the end of last year (16), teaming up onstage for renditions of Tom Petty and Steve Nicks' Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around and The Fighter, which the singers recorded for Keith's Ripcord album.

18th January 2017

Fact: John Legend, Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are set to perform at the 50th annual Grammy Awards on 12 February (17). The ceremony, which will be hosted by James Corden, will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

5th January 2017

Fact: Carrie Underwood stunned young Christians at a concert in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday night (02Jan17), when she showed up unannounced to perform. The singer was greeted by screams as she took the stage with Christian singer David Crowder at Passion 2017, an evangelical conference for college students. She performed her hit Something in the Water for the 50,000 Christians in the audience.

11th April 2016

Quote: "He's the best thing. I never really knew what it was like to love something or someone unconditionally until I had him. He's so sweet and so smart. He's a little sponge just growing and learning every day. He's just the best thing." Singer Carrie Underwood is in awe at how much her young son Isaiah changes every day.

3rd April 2016

Fact: Carrie Underwood has expanded her sporting wear line to include swimwear. The country star showed off one of her new bikinis, created for U.S. retailer DICk's Sporting Goods, in a sunny swimming pool snap on Friday (01Apr16). "I'm so proud to be able to work with @dickssportinggoods to create a line of swimwear that makes me feel so good!" she captioned the image. "Adorable and athletic... and covers everything I want covered!" It's the latest addition to her CALIA by Carrie Underwood range of fashionable gym clothes, which she launched last year (15).

22nd March 2016

Fact: Carrie Underwood and her country pals Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan teamed up on Monday (21Mar16) to honour her husband, Nashville Predators star Mike Fisher, with a congratulatory video on his 1,000th game as a professional ice hockey player. The tribute also featured Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill and Rascal Flatts, who all gushed about the sportsman's achievement. The video montage aired before the Predators' game on Monday night. Fisher was also presented with a custom-engraved silver hockey stick as Carrie and their son, Isaiah, watched from the crowd.

23rd November 2015

Quote: "I really want to sing with Axl Rose at some point in my life. I've covered enough Guns N' Roses stuff, and it was people like him who taught me how to sing. I look at people like him and Freddie Mercury, those people who were doing all these crazy runs. It was so different." Country star Carrie Underwood is keen to collaborate with her rock idol in the future.

5th November 2015

Fact: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood made sure their late friend Little Jimmy DICkens was properly honoured at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night (04Nov15) by having a laugh at his expense. Following a montage of the star's comedic moments throughout the years at the prizegiving, Brad said, "In one of my last conversations with Jimmy, he told me he wanted to leave this world making people laugh on stage. And so we brought him here tonight," revealing a large gold urn. Brad took off the lid, reached in and pulled out a small gold urn, taking a jab at the late singer's tiny stature. Little Jimmy DICkens died in January (15), aged 94.

4th November 2015

Quote: "Everyone is getting divorced. They're dropping like flies! But we are good. It helped that we were both established before we were married. Neither one of us could be like, 'I didn't know it would be like this!'" Carrie Underwood insists her marriage to ice hockey star Mike Fisher is rock solid.

29th October 2015

Tweet: "FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW!!! HE KNOWS I'M ALIVE!!!!!!!! Play it cool, it cool..." Country star Carrie Underwood can't contain her excitement after receiving a tweet from Sir Patrick Stewart, who she recently named as her celebrity crush. The X-Men veteran commented on the news by writing, "@carrieunderwood's words excite me more than the solid results of my recent bone density scan."

28th October 2015

Quote: "We've kind of got our bus outfitted for a baby... There's a crib, that's in the back... and there's a lot of drawers and doors on buses and a trash chute and a laundry chute... so we had to put locking mechanisms on all of them... You press a button and everything locks." Carrie Underwood has baby-proofed her tour bus so her eight-month-old son can join her on tour.

28th October 2015

Fact: Country star Carrie Underwood is to ring in 2016 by performing during the annual DICk Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest show in New York City's Times Square.

23rd October 2015

Quote: "I remember talking to (husband) Mike (Fisher) when I was really pregnant: 'Can I do this? Will I have that instinct?' He was always very reassuring... I feel like we learned, at the end of the day, we aren't going to break him. It is a learning process and we're going to make mistakes along the way and he's going to be fine and he's going to have two parents who love him so much." Carrie Underwood tells Parade magazine she struggled with the concept of motherhood before little Isaiah was born in February (15).

23rd October 2015

Quote: "I still haven’t figured out how to talk to the audience. I just want to sing. I am a little awkward when it comes to speaking, because I am a shy person." Carrie Underwood fears she's still not an all-round entertainer.

15th October 2015

Quote: "I think it's important to sit quietly every day for 10 minutes. In the morning, I enjoy my cup of coffee and plan the day in my head to be ready for it. And sometimes at night, I sip a glass of red wine and just relax. I've learned to give myself a break." New mum Carrie Underwood takes time to meditate.

15th October 2015

Quote: "I'm vegan and I love bread, but recently, I started making dinner a breadless meal. I’ll have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, and I'll make a sandwich on Ezekiel bread for lunch, but in the evening I’ll have protein and vegetables and no bread. When I wake up, my belly is flat!" Singer Carrie Underwood has found a simple way to stay trim after giving birth to her first child.

28th August 2015

Fact: Country star Carrie Underwood is continuing to expand her presence in the fashion world as a guest judge for the season 14 finale of U.S. reality competition show PROJECT RUNWAY. The Before He Cheats hitmaker will help determine a winner based on the finalists' runway collections at New York Fashion Week next month (Sep15). Underwood is also set to make her debut at the annual event with a showcase featuring the new looks from her Calia fitness line.

5th August 2015

Fact: Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have signed up to return as co-hosts for the 2015 CMA Awards on 4 November (15). This will mark the eighth time the duo has hosted the annual country music prizegiving.

26th May 2015

Tweet: "So hard to believe it's been 10 years! I'm forever grateful to American Idol for changing my life! #blessed" Country star Carrie Underwood marks the 10-year anniversary since she won the U.S. talent show in 2005. The seven-time Grammy winner has sold the most albums out of all the Idol alumni, with more the 14 million records shifted in the U.S. alone.

11th March 2015

Tweet: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! My 1st present = late night date with a tiny semi-bald chubby dude who likes to grunt & cry & pass gas! #bestgiftever". New mum Carrie Underwood receives a rude awakening from her 11-day-old son Isaiah Michael Fisher on her 32nd birthday on Tuesday (10Mar15).

11th February 2015

Quote: "I like my comfy clothes, but I always have to have my hair and make-up somewhat done. I might be wearing sweat pants but the rest of me is done up!" Pregnant country star and Almay cosmetics ambassador Carrie Underwood rarely steps out without make-up.

4th January 2015

Tweet: "I know why it's raining in Nashville. Little Jimmy is in heaven now making the Angels laugh so hard, they're crying. We'll miss you, friend!" Singer Carrie Underwood honours the memory of country legend 'Little' Jimmy Dickens following his death in Tennessee on Friday (02Jan15).

11th December 2014

Quote: "When we were in Austria. I went there before our Sound of Music stuff last year. It’s like people could recognise us but they didn’t know why. They were just like, 'Oh these people look familiar, so we had people coming up to our tour guide and asking if my husband was Thor. I mean, I think, like, my husband is way hotter." Carrie Underwood reveals her husband is mistaken for People magazine's new Sexiest Man Alive Chris Hemsworth in Europe.

5th November 2014

Quote: "I don't think I'm gonna be trying to push the wardrobe envelope like I have simply because I can't." Mum-to-be Carrie Underwood won't be changing costumes as many times as she has in the past when she hosts the CMA Awards for the seventh time on Wednesday (05Nov14).

27th September 2014

Quote: "It's still kind of weird, to be honest. Sometimes I'll be with my husband, and it's like, 'I'm gonna be a mom. You're gonna be a dad. Is this real life?' But we're really excited." Pregnant country star Carrie Underwood cannot believe she and her husband Mike Fisher are going to become parents.

5th August 2014

Fact: Carrie Underwood and pal Brad Paisley are teaming up yet again to co-host the 2014 Country Music Association (Cma) Awards for the seventh consecutive time. The singers will reunite onstage at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on 5 November (14), when the best of the industry will be honoured at the 48th annual prizegiving.

27th June 2014

Quote: "I think there's a bit of a bromance. But Blake's got a lot of bromances going on - I don't want to talk to Mike about it. I don't want him to get jealous." Country superstar Carrie Underwood on her husband Mike Fisher bonding with Blake Shelton while she recorded the new track Somethin' Bad with Shelton's wife Miranda Lambert.

11th June 2014

Fact: Carrie Underwood performed at the 2014 Samsung Hope For Children gala in New York City on Tuesday (10Jun14) for a star-studded crowd including Jessica Alba, Susan Sarandon and Tony Bennett.

21st April 2014

Fact: Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding and OneRepublic have been shortlisted as the finalists for the Milestone title at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards. The winner, determined by fan votes, will be announced during the Las Vegas prizegiving on 18 May (14).

1st April 2014

Fact: Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic and John Legend will compete with Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons and Luke Bryan for the Milestone Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The winner will decided by a fan vote and unveiled during the Las Vegas prizegiving on 18 May (14).

13th March 2014

Quote: "It took me forever to write the email to ask her, like I was writing to someone I had a crush on and you don't want to mess it up... It took a week for her to get back to me and I was telling (husband) Blake (Shelton), 'She hates me, she hates the song, she's never going to talk to me again, she's probably going to change her email address!' She finally wrote me back and said, 'I think it's awesome, let's do it!'" Country singer Miranda Lambert admits she was hesitant and nervous about asking friend and fellow country music superstar Carrie Underwood to join her for a duet on her upcoming album, Platinum.

3rd March 2014

Tweet: "Holy crap! I just met Norman Reedus! I think I played it pretty cool...I don't look excited in this pic at all, do I?" Country superstar Carrie Underwood turned into a gushing fan upon meeting The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus, and posted a picture of herself grinning from ear to ear next to the star. The two were on hand for the annual Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, where Reedus, along with The Vampire Diaries hunk Ian Somerhalder, served as the festivities' Grand Marshals.

15th January 2014

Fact: Carrie Underwood has been named American Idol's top-earning alum ahead of pregnant newlywed Kelly Clarkson. The Jesus Take the Wheel singer raked in approximately $31 million (Gbp19.3 million) between June 2012 and June 2013, according to the editors of business magazine Forbes.

9th December 2013

Tweet: "Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight... 1 Peter 2:1-25." Carrie Underwood responds to critics who have savaged her Sound of Music Tv special, which aired in America on Thursday night (05Dec13).

5th December 2013

Tweet: "So yesterday I had a startling run-in with a bat... Yes, I said Bat! I wonder what today's rehearsals have in store! Where's Ozzy? Just kidding." Singer Carrie Underwood references Ozzy Osbourne's famous bat-eating stage trick as she rehearses for a live Tv production of The Sound Of Music.

5th December 2013

Quote: "She's so wonderful. She's been so great to us and that means a lot. Whenever I do a cover of somebody's song or whatever, I always get permission of the artist first. I'm like, 'If you hate me, let me know and I won't sing your song!' So it was really really important for her to do that and just what a lovely person." Carrie Underwood gushes over Julie Andrews as she takes over the role of Maria in The Sound of Music, which will be aired live in the U.S. on Thursday (05Dec13).

4th December 2013

Quote: "I'm really shy! I can perform in front of a big arena, but put me in a smaller setting like a baby shower or a birthday party and that's when I get nervous." Country star Carrie Underwood doesn't like small crowds.

29th November 2013

Fact: Rashida Jones and Carrie Underwood performed a medley of holiday-inspired parodies of Daft Punk's Get Lucky, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball, Katy Perry's Roar and The Lumineers' Ho Hey together on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (28Nov13). Underwood was accompanied by the kitten graphic Cyrus used while performing at the American Music Awards on Sunday (24Nov13) as she sang Wrecking Ball.

7th November 2013

Fact: Country Music Association Awards co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley teamed up with the stars of hit reality Tv show Duck Dynasty to give Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines hit a makeover at the ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday (06Nov13). The singers reworked the lyrics for a new song titled Duck Blind as Jase, Willie, Korie and Missy Robertson danced behind them, blowing on duck call devices and carrying plastic mallards.

6th November 2013

Quote: "I think I have a 'wow' moment every day. I remember in college, I was like, 'Okay, Ramen noodles again. I gotta pay my rent, pay this bill, I gotta go ask for more hours at work,' trying to figure out how to make it. And now I get to buy the good stuff at the grocery store. I get to buy the fresh fruit and vegetables. It's awesome." Former American Idol winner Carrie Underwood reminisces about her humble beginnings.

30th October 2013

Quote: "It's a giant challenge. I mean, nobody could fill those shoes. Being able to see a woman with such grace and class has been very influential. I just thank her for being such a great inspiration to so many of us." Carrie Underwood on taking on Julie Andrews' iconic role in The Sound of Music for an upcoming Tv special.

23rd September 2013

Quote: "It's like three hours of live Tv. I've gotta memorise lines. I move to New York in like a week so it's gonna be crazy, I'll be there for a couple months. I've never had to memorise lines before or really buckle down. This is different for me, and it's a different kind of music." Singer Carrie Underwood is feeling nervous as she prepares for her role as Maria von Trapp in the upcoming Tv revamp of The Sound Of Music. The three-hour special airs in the U.S. later this year (13).

23rd September 2013

Fact: Carrie Underwood sang the Beatles' Yesterday as part of a "tribute to the historic events of 50 years ago" at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (22Sep13). Her musical spot came after actor Don Cheadle reminded the audience and viewers of the telecast of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr's famous march on Washington, D.C. and the Fab Four's arrival in America on The Ed Sullivan Show.

13th August 2013

Fact: Singers Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will return to co-host the 2013 Country Music Association Awards for the sixth consecutive time. The 47th annual Cmas will take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on 6 November (13).

13th August 2013

Fact: Country singer Carrie Underwood turned Tv broadcaster on Monday (12Aug13) during a guest hosting stint on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America. The star, who has a degree in mass communications, showed off her skills as she took part in the Pop News segment of the programme.

27th July 2013

Tweet: "So... The 1D boys were totes at my movie theater last night. Jealous? I tried to chat w/them but they just stood there... awkward..." Carrie Underwood jokes about her 'encounter' with the members of One Direction, while posting a photo of herself posing with a cardboard cut-out of the boy band.

18th July 2013

Tweet: "I got pooped on by a bird on my vacation. And of course my hubby just Had to take a pic! Ha ha!" Country star Carrie Underwood had an unfortunate encounter during her recent beach holiday. The singer shared a photo of her red bikini top splattered with bird poop with her fans on Thursday (18Jul13).

10th July 2013

Tweet: "Three years ago today, I married the most wonderful man! Mike Fisher has made those 3 years the best of my life! Here's to many, many more!" Carrie Underwood marked her third wedding anniversary on Wednesday (10Jul13) with a sweet tweet.

17th June 2013

Fact: Country singer Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher are selling their house in the ice hockey star's native Canada after setting up home in Tennessee, where the athlete was signed to the Nashville Predators. The five-bedroom pad features a movie theatre, gym, and three-car garage and is listed for $2.2 million (£1.4 million).

4th June 2013

Quote: "As far as guys and love go, I take the role of being the guy in the relationship. I don't need a lot. I don't need to talk on the phone. I don't even need to talk every day. I am very happy being by myself. I need to be by myself sometimes." Country star Carrie Underwood insists she's a low-maintenance lover.

8th May 2013

Fact: Carrie Underwood has replaced Faith Hill as the voice of top-rated U.S. sports show Sunday Night Football. The Jesus Take the Wheel singer will perform the programme's theme song, Waiting All Day for Sunday Night, for the weekly broadcast later this year (13).

3rd April 2013

Quote: "Even when he's like, 'I'm so out of shape,' he still has a six-pack. Having Mike there - I want to be a hot wife!" Country star Carrie Underwood is motivated to stay in shape by her ice hockey player husband, Mike Fisher.

3rd March 2013

Quote: "I never knew how much Steven probably taught me how to sing growing up because they've been around for so long that I would have been listening to him from birth. He knows I'm a big fan so I try not to geek out too much when I'm around them. With him, you listen and he talks. He has the most amazing and crazy stories that I want to soak up." Country star Carrie Underwood is a huge fan of Steven Tyler after learning to sing by performing Aerosmith tracks.

15th February 2013

Tweet: "I got to my hotel room this morning to find roses from my sweet Valentine waiting for me...I am such a lucky lady! Happy V-Day everyone!" Country star Carrie Underwood receives a romantic bouquet from her husband, ice hockey player Mike Fisher.

12th February 2013

Quote: "I bought this gorgeous old, from like 18 something, curio cabinet; it’s all green and gold and kind of ornate, it’s my fancy curio cabinet and they go in there." Carrie Underwood on where she keeps her awards.

11th February 2013

Quote: "I'm afraid someone is gonna tackle me and steal (it)... I don't know how much it's worth but I know it's, I think, 380 karats... It's worth more than me." Carrie Underwood on the sparkling diamond necklace loaned to her for the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (10Feb13).

16th January 2013

Quote: "Underneath every skirt, every dress, I'm wearing shorts. So that everyone in the world knows, if I ever fell down, nobody would get a peek at anything." Country star Carrie Underwood takes extra precautions to make sure she doesn't have a wardrobe malfunction onstage.

6th January 2013

Tweet: "Well, folks, hockey is back! Very bittersweet...I just lost my purse holder but gained cheering on my hot husband as he kicks butt!" Singer Carrie Underwood marks the return of North America's hockey season after a deal was reached this weekend (06Jan13) to end the lockout which threatened to completely derail the Nhl's 2012/13 season. The star's husband, Mike Fisher, plays for the Nashville Predators.

2nd January 2013

Fact: Country star Carrie Underwood is selling the home she bought with the cash she won on American Idol. The singer bought the three bedroom home in Tennessee for $384,000 (Gbp240,000) back in 2005 and it's on the market for $372,500 (Gbp232,500). Underwood and husband Mike Fisher now live in a sprawling Nashville-area home.

2nd November 2012

Fact: CMA Awards hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood joked about inducing Sugarland star Jennifer Nettles' pregnancy to provide fans and Tv viewers with a telecast moment to remember at the big event in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (01Nov12). Paisley's friend and collaborator Little Jimmy DICkens appeared behind a group of sexy nurses, dressed in scrubs and a cowboy hat, and yelled, 'Push Jennifer' as the co-hosts donned medical gloves.

26th October 2012

Tweet: "@KeithUrban Happy Birthday!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends!" Singer Carrie Underwood sends her best wishes to her fellow country star on Friday (26Oct12) as he turns 45.

10th October 2012

Tweet: "Four Aca nominations?! Are you kidding me? Thanks so much!!! Wow! Another great news kind of day! seriously blessed". Singer Carrie Underwood can't believe she has landed quadruple nods for the 2012 American Country Awards.

3rd August 2012

Fact: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will return to host the Cma Awards for the fifth time in November (12).

10th July 2012

Tweet: "Happy anniversary to my handsome, sweet, smart, wonderful husband! Can't believe it's been 2 years! Time flies!" Country star Carrie Underwood marks her second wedding anniversary to ice hockey player Mike Fisher.

4th July 2012

Quote: "I autograph a lot of body parts of intoxicated people. And lots of shoes. And I signed a diaper once!" Country star Carrie Underwood on her strange autograph requests.

2nd July 2012

Quote: "I thought, 'Why not go?' There are some people I literally have not seen since the day we graduated, and I was curious to see how people turned out, what they're doing, who they married, how many kids they have. Most people were pretty normal. I took a few pictures and signed a few things..." Carrie Underwood is pleased she decided to drive for almost 10 hours to attend her high school reunion last year (11).

21st June 2012

Tweet: "A very big congratulations to my hubby... for winning the Nhl Foundation award! There is no one more deserving!" Carrie Underwood is thrilled her ice hockey star husband Mike Fisher was honoured for his charity work at Wednesday's (20Jun12) National Hockey League (Nhl) Awards in Las Vegas.

20th June 2012

Quote: "If I died tomorrow and they wanted to do a movie about me, I've always loved Reese Witherspoon and I feel like we have the same stature. We're about the same height and she can sing." Carrie Underwood would like to be played by Reese Witherspoon in a biopic. Ironically, the Walk The Line star is seven years older than the country singer.

21st May 2012

Quote: "It makes tour life a little difficult, because those are things I don't really have time to do. So that's what we do on my days off; we go to the laundromat. I get my quarters and we go... I just don't like other people doing my laundry, it freaks me out." Singer Carrie Underwood likes to take care of her domestic chores with husband Mike Fisher on her days off.

15th May 2012

Quote: "He knows that even if the skirt's a little short, I would never do anything. That's my motto - I would never do anything that my kids would be embarrassed about when they grow up." Modest Carrie Underwood would never upset her conservative husband Mike Fisher.

1st May 2012

Quote: "I'm glad I can present a polished version of myself when it counts. When I was on Idol, I said some dumb stuff, and learned what that could do, and that stuff lives on. It seemed like every single solitary stupid thing I said was aired and featured and replayed over and over and over again." Country star Carrie Underwood has learned from her embarrassing moments during her turn on U.S. reality series American Idol in 2005.

1st May 2012

Quote: "Any guy I've ever dated, there would always be that doubt: 'He didn't answer his phone. What's he doing? It's late.' I'm not the crazy-girlfriend type, but there was a little voice in the back of my head. I don't have to worry about Mike. I don't think twice. He's going out? I don't care; it doesn't bother me. I don't bat an eye." Country singer Carrie Underwood is confident her ice hockey star husband Mike Fisher will always be faithful.

30th April 2012

Quote: "I have yet to successfully make it through that song. It's not meant to be sad, but it's that whole circle-of-life kind of thing. It's from the point of view of a daughter singing about her mother. I even get emotional talking about it." Country music star Carrie Underwood struggles to belt out her new song Forever Changed live because she can't sing the tune without bursting into tears.

27th March 2012

Quote: "I really don't know if I would do the whole fragrance thing. I don't want to smell like anybody else. If people walked up to me smelling like me, it might weird me out. So that one's not quite for me." Carrie Underwood has no plans to launch her own perfume.

24th February 2012

Tweet: "Hello Twitter world! Excited to have another way to connect with my fans from my team and me…can't wait to hear from you!" Country star Carrie Underwood greets her fans after signing up to the social networking website on Friday (24Feb12).

7th February 2012

Fact: Carrie Underwood and Tony Bennett will perform their duet It Had to Be You from Bennett's Duets II album at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (12Feb12). Both stars are nominated for awards.

2nd December 2011

Fact: Carrie Underwood has been named Country Music’s Most Beautiful Woman of 2011 following a reader's vote in Country Weekly magazine. She beat out the likes of Shania Twain and Taylor Swift.

19th September 2011

Quote: "She's the Sonny to my Cher. She's the Tennille to my Captain. She's the Bert to my Ernie - in a strictly platonic way. She's the Barbie to my Ken. She's my gal." Country star Brad Paisley on pal Carrie Underwood.

21st July 2011

Fact: Carrie Underwood and Tony Bennett are to perform their new duet for a bunch of TV cops in the second season premiere of Tom Selleck's new drama Blue Bloods. The singers will appear as themselves on the episode and they'll perform the standard It Had To Be You at a New York police fundraiser. Underwood and Bennett have recorded the song for the veteran's upcoming album, Duets II.

12th July 2011

Fact: Country star pals Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have signed on to host the 45th annual Cma Awards in November (11) for a fourth time. The singers made the announcement in an online video on Monday (11Jul11) from the set of their new video Remind Me.

20th June 2011

Fact: Newlyweds Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher have bought up 400 acres in rural Tennessee close to Leipers Fork. The country star and her ice hockey hero husband plan to build a retreat on the land.

15th June 2011

Quote: "My entire goal for being on (American) Idol was to make enough money so I could go back to school when I got kicked off... Obviously, I was nicely surprised, and it worked out all right!" Singer Carrie Underwood wasn't planning on launching a career in entertainment when she tried out for the U.S. reality TV show American Idol - and won.

11th April 2011

Quote: "I never go out to eat. I never do anything. I think that's why I consider myself not a celebrity. I'm a normal person who sings on stage." Grammy Award-winning singer Carrie Underwood doesn't feel like a celebrity.

7th April 2011

Quote: "I imagine him on a Sunday afternoon at home eating cupcakes on the couch, like fully bedazzled at all times." Country singer Carrie Underwood is convinced her Academy of Country Music Awards duet partner pal Steven Tyler is always dressed to impress.

5th April 2011

Quote: "We'll get the bug when we get the bug, but we do not have it right now. We wed just under a year ago, so I think we just want to be married and be a couple." Country star Carrie Underwood has no plans to start a family with ice hockey star husband Mike Fisher just yet.

11th February 2011

Fact: Country star Carrie Underwood's long-distance marriage has been given a huge boost - her Canadian ice hockey ace husband Mike Fisher has been transferred to the city she now calls home. The couple has largely been apart since exchanging vows seven months ago, but now Fisher has been traded by the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators in Tennessee.

8th February 2011

Quote: "I can go sing in front of a gazillion people, but ask me to speak publicly about something and I get nervous, start talking really fast, and stutter!" Country star Carrie Underwood is not comfortable in front of crowds when she's not performing.

7th January 2011

Quote: "I don't wanna be responsible for cooking meat cause I'll get everyone landed in the hospital. Some people, like, drag me into this horrible conversation about how you should eat meat. I'm like, 'Wait a minute. I don't care what you put in your body, leave me out of this.'" Vegan Carrie Underwood defends her lifestyle choice.

2nd November 2010

Quote: "I'm a big fan of the Narnia books and films, so I was really excited about seeing this new movie and writing and performing a song for it. I was blown away by the film, and I think people are going to be really excited when they see it." Carrie Underwood on her new song There's a Place for Us, which will feature in new movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

7th October 2010

Quote: "Mike's the missing piece to my puzzle - he's a few pieces. He makes me a better person." Newlywed country singer Carrie Underwood gushes about her husband, ice hockey star Mike Fisher.

22nd September 2010

Fact: Carrie Underwood's new video, MAMA'S SONG, features her mum Carole and new husband Mike Fisher.

17th September 2010

Quote: "I have to stay hydrated so I don't pass out onstage." Carrie Underwood insists she's the perfect choice to become a spokesmodel for drinks firm VitaminWater.

8th September 2010

Fact: Country sensation Carrie Underwood has been named as Olay Skin Care's first North American celebrity ambassador. The blonde beauty will front a new advertising campaign for the beauty products, which will appear on TV and in print later this year (10).

29th July 2010

Quote: "It's so weird saying, 'My husband!'" Singer Carrie Underwood can't get used to being married to ice hockey star Mike Fisher. The couple wed earlier this month (Jul10).

15th July 2010

Quote: "My sister told me if I feel like tearing up, say the Pledge of Allegiance. I must have said it 20 times that night!" Singer Carrie Underwood reveals her secret to preserving her make-up when she became emotional during her wedding to ice hockey star Mike Fisher.

15th July 2010

Quote: "That night exceeded all the hopes I had. It was a great party." Newlywed country star Carrie Underwood on her fairytale wedding to ice hockey player Mike Fisher last weekend (10Jul10).

15th July 2010

Fact: Newlywed country singer Carrie Underwood wore a tiara containing more than 40 carats of diamonds when she exchanged vows with ice hockey star Mike Fisher last weekend (10Jul10). The sparkling crown was a wedding gift to the blonde beauty from her new husband.

12th June 2010

Quote: "It's a surprise. I have no clue where we are going, which is nice. I know it will be warm, that's about it." Carrie Underwood admits she has no clue where husband-to-be Mike Fisher plans to take her on honeymoon.

7th May 2010

Fact: Kelly Clarkson is the most successful American Idol contestant ever. She has sold 10.6 million albums, outstripping contemporaries including country star Carrie Underwood and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson.

18th March 2010

Quote: "I get scripts in all the time. It would really have to be the right thing. I'm not going to kid myself and pretend that I'm an actress, because I'm not, but if something ever came up that was just fun, something that it would be fun to look on when I'm older, I'd be into that." Country music star Carrie Underwood isn't in a rush to kickstart an acting career after making her debut in U.S. TV sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

8th February 2010

Fact: Carrie Underwood has received the ultimate honour - she has been turned into a Sesame Street character. Carrie Underworm will make its debut on Thursday (11Feb10) when the country star appears on the kids show.

28th January 2010

Fact: Carrie Underwood and Queen Latifah will provide the entertainment before the Super Bowl on 7 February (10) - Underwood will perform the U.S. National Anthem, while Latifah will sing America the Beautiful.

25th January 2010

Quote: "The show was so much fun! I got to hang out with the whole cast, dress up like a flight attendant, play a cavewoman, and had a baby pig poop on me... jealous?" Singer Carrie Underwood on her cameo role in U.S. TV show HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.

9th January 2010

Fact: When country star Carrie Underwood weds fiance, ice hockey star MIKE FISHER, her legal name will become Carrie Fisher, a moniker she'll share with the Star Wars actress.

4th January 2010

Quote: "Our schedules don't provide us that much time to get married... We're trying to work it out and move stuff around." Carrie Underwood on her plans to wed ice hockey star Mike Fisher.

16th December 2009

Quote: "If I’m ticked off, I’ll get a punching bag and beat the c**p out of it." Singer Carrie Underwood on how she works out her frustrations.

10th December 2009

Quote: "I would never immortalise a guy that did me wrong. I would never give him that much credit." Carrie Underwood insists her song COWBOY CASANOVA is not about ex-boyfriend and Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo.

10th December 2009

Quote: "Simon's obviously very smart. But he's not the smartest person I know." Former American Idol star Carrie Underwood takes a swipe at the show's mastermind Simon Cowell.

8th December 2009

Fact: Actress Christina Applegate joined country star Carrie Underwood for her holiday TV special in America on Monday night (07Dec09) - the two blondes teamed up to perform a rendition of The Ronettes' Be My Baby

1st December 2009

Quote: "I don't have an acting bug. It's not something that is on my bucket list. But if the right thing came up... Something small, something fun and it sounds like it would be a good time then I'd be in." Singer Carrie Underwood is pondering an acting career.

12th November 2009

Quote: It's an Underwood family tradition, the rear goes away - it goes in and out - so I have to work really hard to try and make sure it stays where it's supposed to be." Carrie Underwood on her bum battle.

6th November 2009

Quote: "I still am shy, I don't say much... I love to sing but around your friends it's awkward." Grammy-winning country singer Carrie Underwood admits she's uncomfortable being in the spotlight among close pals.

23rd October 2009

Quote: "It just sounds like organised stalking to me... I’ll be in a restaurant and I’ll get home and somebody tweeted and they talked about what I ordered and what I was wearing... It’s a wee bit of an invasion of privacy." Carrie Underwood isn't a fan of

26th August 2009

Fact: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have been recalled as the hosts of the Country Music Association Awards in November (09). The couple teamed up to present the awards show in 2008. Between them, the pair has 16 CMAs.

17th June 2009

Quote: "I have nothing bad to say about that experience. It was awesome. I just didn't know how to deal with it. I learned a ton about dating someone in that kind of spotlight. It was such a whirlwind, but no regrets." Chace Crawford on romancing country star Carrie Underwood.

21st May 2009

Fact: Carrie Underwood has become the first artist to claim 10 number one country singles from her first two albums.

7th March 2009

Fact: Eva Longoria PARKER, Brooke Shields, Lauren Hutton, Carrie Underwood and Anjelica Huston are to appear in a new print ad celebrating the 20th anniversary of clothing giants Badgley Mischka. The women, all big fans of Badgley Mischka designs, will pose in gowns the duo have made.

14th February 2009

Quote: "I'm anti-Valentine's Day. I don't believe - and this goes for anybody - your man shouldn't love you for one day out of 365. He should love you 365 days out of the year. I want Valentine's Day every day." Country singer Carrie Underwood isn't a fan of the romantic occasion.

4th December 2008

Fact: Country music singer Martina McBride revived the memory of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley on Wednesday (03Dec08) when she sang alongside a 1968 video of the star performing holiday tune BLUE CHRISTMAS on U.S. show Good Morning America. MCBride overdubbed vocals to create the duet for new album Elvis Presley Christmas Duets, where the King is paired with singers Carrie Underwood, AMY GRANT and Olivia Newton-John.

24th October 2008

Fact: Country star Carrie Underwood has been immortalised at New York's Madame Tussauds museum. The singer unveiled her waxwork on Thursday (23Oct08).

3rd October 2008

Fact: Reigning Country Music Association male and female vocalists of the year Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host the 42nd Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on 12 November (08).

24th June 2008

Quote: "I love going out to clubs. Granted, I don't get hammered or do anything to embarrass myself. I'd call myself wholesome… but it's not like I only drink milk." Country music star Carrie Underwood is satisfied with her good-girl image.

9th May 2008

Quote: "Girls have it harder in country music - guys can be balding and overweight. But look at the women... I hire people to make me beautiful so I can keep up with everybody else." Carrie Underwood on the pressures of looking good.

25th April 2008

Quote: "The car I have, a Ford Mustang convertible, is the one I won on (AMERICAN) IDOL... I've never bought a car in my life." Thrifty country singer Carrie Underwood.

11th April 2008

Quote: "I don't know how y'alls' dating life is, but mine's not so great." Country singer Carrie Underwood is not enjoying single life following the breakdown of her relationship to CHACE CRAWFORD.

27th March 2008

Quote: "I went to Clive Davis' Grammy party, and I nearly spontaneously combusted because everyone on my iPod was there - Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys, and I met Whitney Houston. That was crazy." British pop star Leona Lewis was overawed by the stars she met at music mogul Davis' February (08) bash.

11th February 2008

Fact: Carrie Underwood's Grammy Awards Best Country Song, BEFORE HE CHEATS, was originally written for GRETCHEN WILSON.

3rd January 2008

Quote: "I was heavier. Still, there's nothing worse than going online and reading that someone called you chubby." Country singer Carrie Underwood tried to ignore criticism of her recent weight-gain.

10th August 2007

Fact: Former American Idol champ Carrie Underwood has made pop chart history in America by scoring the highest-debut ever for a female artist in the country countdown. The pretty singer's new track So Small has entered the Billboard Country Airplay chart at number 20.

6th April 2007

Quote: "I'm not saying I want to get married tomorrow, but I'd like to have someone other than my mom to call when I have good news." Country singer Carrie Underwood, who has been romantically linked to American football hunk TONY ROMO.

30th October 2006

Quote: "People look at me like I must be a country bumpkin. They think I'm stupid. I'll do interviews, and everybody's like, 'Do you milk cows..?' I've never milked a cow my entire life." American Idol star Carrie Underwood, who graduated from Oklahoma's Northeastern State University with a journalism degree earlier this year (06).

17th June 2006

Fact: American Idol champion Carrie Underwood's amazing year continues - the record-breaking country star has been chosen to sing the US National Anthem at baseball's All-Star Game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 11 July (06).

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