For mega fans of Carrie Underwood, the Grammy-Award winning, multi-platinum recording artist has sure come a long way since her days as a timid country gal who could barely move to a beat on American Idol. Since then she's come out of her shell like a roaring lioness, and her signature big voice has taken the country music world by storm with hits like "Before He Cheats," "An All-American Girl," and "Blown Away." (And yes, these days she also has no problem showing off her cowgirl rhythm on stage.)
Alongside Brad Paisley on Wednesday night, Underwood took on her sixth stint as co-host of the Country Music Awards (CMAs) with some eyebrow raising wardrobe changes and performed a medley of hits off of her new album Blown Away.
In celebration of all things Carrie, check out her musical beginnings take flight with this awesome mini bio!