- NAME: Carrie Underwood
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Television Actress, Songwriter, Singer, Reality Television Star
- BIRTH DATE: March 10, 1983 (Age: 30)
- Did You Know?: Carrie Underwood was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 at the age of 26, becoming the singer to join the iconic line-up.
- EDUCATION: Northeastern State University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Muskogee, Oklahoma
- Full Name: Carrie Marie Underwood
- AKA: Carrie Underwood
- ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces
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Carrie Underwood was the winner of American Idol's fourth season and went on to win multiple Grammy and Academy of Country Music Awards.
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American Idol catapulted the 2005 winner, Carrie Underwood, from her idyllic childhood in small-town Oklahoma to the national stage to become a Country Music star.
A short biography of Carrie Underwood who came to fame as the 2005 winner of "American Idol." She crossed over into country music, where she has consistently dominated the charts.
Vince Gill discusses Carrie Underwood's undeniable talent.
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Underwood also hosted the CMA Awards with fellow country star Brad Paisley.
In February 2009, Underwood won a Grammy Award (best female country vocal performance) for her song "Last Name"—her fourth Grammy in three years. In November 2009, she received two more CMA Award nominations, for female vocalist of the year and musical event of the year. She also hosted the event for the second time.
A few weeks before hosting the CMA Awards, Underwood released her third studio album, Play On, three songs from which went on to earn a No. 1 spot on the charts: "Cowboy Casanova," "Temporary Home" and "Undo It." The singer followed that success with Blown Away, released in May 2012, which had sold more than 1.4 million copies by the following year. The album's hits include "Blown Away," "Good Girl" and "Two Black Cadillacs."
In May 2013, it was announced that Underwood would be performing the Sunday Night Football theme song, taking over the coveted role for fellow country star Faith Hill, who performed "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" for the past six seasons of the weekly television broadcast. She continued her work on television as Maria in the re-telling of the classic musical known as The Sound of Music (1965). The television event, which is completely live, more closely follows the original 1959 musical than it does the cult classic film starring Julie Andrews. She stars opposite Stephen Moyer, who will play Captain Von Trapp.
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