Carrie Underwood

About Carrie Underwood

It’s a long way from tiny Checotah, Oklahoma, to the top of the charts, but it’s a journey Carrie Underwood has navigated with style, grace and an abundance of talent. Since winning the fourth season of “American Idol” in 2005, Carrie has blossomed from a shy college student to global superstar. She’s a singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, wife and mother to her adorable son, Isaiah.

Carrie skyrocketed to fame after her “American Idol” win with her first single, “Inside Your Heaven,” debuting at No. 1 on “Billboard’s” all-genre Hot 100 chart. Her finely-crafted 2005 debut album, “Some Hearts,” spawned six hit singles, including “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Don’t Forget to Remember Me,” “Wasted” and “Before He Cheats,” which spent five weeks at No. 1 on “Billboard’s” Hot Country Songs chart and became a crossover hit, peaking at No. 8 on the Hot 100. Such hits helped make the album the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, and earned Carrie three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist. “Some Hearts” was also named Album of the Year at the 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards and has gone on to be certified eight times platinum, signifying sales of more than eight million copies.

For anyone who thought her debut success might be a fluke fueled by her “American Idol” exposure, Carrie’s sophomore album slayed that notion. “Carnival Ride” was released in 2007 and served up four No. 1 singles—“So Small,” “All-American Girl,” “Last Name” and “Just a Dream.” The fifth single, a remake of Randy Travis’ hit “I Told You So,” peaked at No. 2.

In the decade since, Carrie has won more than 100 major awards, including four CMA Female Vocalist titles. She’s sold more than 64 million records, embarked on sold-out tours and has remained one of country music’s most consistent hit-makers with such memorable songs as “Cowboy Casanova,” “Temporary Home,” “Good Girl,” “Blown Away,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” “Undo It,” “See You Again, “Smoke Break,” “Dirty Laundry” and “Something in the Water.” Along the way, she has also recorded songs with artists across all musical genres including: Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Matthew West, Tony Bennett, Miranda Lambert, Aerosmith and Ludacris.

Not only skilled at dominating the airwaves, the Grand Ole Opry member has dabbled in acting, including a role in the 2011 film “Soul Surfer.” In 2013 she starred as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s Emmy-winning “The Sound of Music Live!” She has also displayed her comedic chops and emcee skills as she and Brad served as hosts of the CMA Awards for the past 10 years. She is also the musical voice of “Sunday Night Football,” kicking off games with a spirited performance that sizzles.

In addition to that amazing voice, Carrie has co-written most of her hits and is also an astute businesswoman who has developed the Calia brand, a successful line of workout apparel. Carrie has learned to juggle many roles and responsibilities, but the ones she cherishes most are wife to former hockey pro Mike Fisher and mother to Isaiah.

Carrie Underwood will be among the performers during the 2018 CMA Fest News Carrie Underwood will be among the performers during the 2018 CMA Fest , Rare Country Contributor 5:25pm, March 21
Carrie Underwood's husband and son enjoy a fishing day at the lake News Carrie Underwood's husband and son enjoy a fishing day at the lake , Rare Country Contributor 5:03pm, March 21
Carrie Underwood celebrates her 10th Grand Ole Opry anniversary News Carrie Underwood celebrates her 10th Grand Ole Opry anniversary , Rare Country Contributor 2:43pm, March 16
Rare Country looks at 10 female country music pioneers News Rare Country looks at 10 female country music pioneers , Rare Country Contributor 5:27pm, March 8
Carrie Underwood inspires with new music video for “The Champion” Videos Carrie Underwood inspires with new music video for “The Champion” , Rare Country Contributor 4:33pm, March 2
Carrie Underwood loses a childhood friend News Carrie Underwood loses a childhood friend , Senior Country Correspondent 2:06pm, February 28
Carrie Underwood’s hubby Mike Fisher is officially back on the ice News Carrie Underwood’s hubby Mike Fisher is officially back on the ice , Senior Country Correspondent 11:47am, February 26
Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher shuts down divorce rumors News Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher shuts down divorce rumors , Rare Country Contributor 4:05am, February 22
Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher celebrate Billy Graham News Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher celebrate Billy Graham , Rare Country Contributor 8:19pm, February 21
Carrie Underwood helps out an injured police officer in a big way News Carrie Underwood helps out an injured police officer in a big way , Rare Country Contributor 9:17am, February 21
A brave woman clings to a Carrie Underwood anthem in her health crisis News A brave woman clings to a Carrie Underwood anthem in her health crisis , Rare Country Contributor 5:13pm, February 13
Carrie Underwood shares adorable workout photos with son Isaiah News Carrie Underwood shares adorable workout photos with son Isaiah , Rare Country Contributor 2:30pm, February 11
Liz Mace of country duo Megan & Liz fills fans in on her wedding plans News Liz Mace of country duo Megan & Liz fills fans in on her wedding plans , Senior Country Correspondent 5:21pm, February 9
NASCAR's cancer warrior, Sherry Pollex, tells Rare Country what’s next Features NASCAR's cancer warrior, Sherry Pollex, tells Rare Country what’s next , Senior Country Correspondent 3:53pm, February 8
Watch Carrie Underwood’s Super Bowl debut of “The Champion” News Watch Carrie Underwood’s Super Bowl debut of “The Champion” , Senior Country Correspondent 6:39pm, February 4
Watch this young gymnast perform to Carrie Underwood’s “The Champion” News Watch this young gymnast perform to Carrie Underwood’s “The Champion” , Rare Country Contributor 6:46am, February 2
Carrie Underwood was so polite with the officer that pulled her over News Carrie Underwood was so polite with the officer that pulled her over , Senior Country Correspondent 11:12am, February 1
Carrie Underwood gave her blessing for Mike Fisher’s return to hockey News Carrie Underwood gave her blessing for Mike Fisher’s return to hockey , Senior Country Correspondent 1:31pm, January 31
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher face a major life decision News Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher face a major life decision , Rare Country Contributor 4:41pm, June 16
Carrie Underwood’s new photo reveals just how seriously she was injured in that fall News Carrie Underwood’s new photo reveals just how seriously she was injured in that fall , Senior Country Correspondent 10:55am, January 19
Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt just reunited on stage — wait till you see this performance News Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt just reunited on stage — wait till you see this performance , Senior Country Correspondent 2:09pm, March 14
There is now a conviction in the death of a 10-year-old Carrie Underwood fan News There is now a conviction in the death of a 10-year-old Carrie Underwood fan , Senior Country Correspondent 3:26pm, November 29
Liz Mace of country duo Megan & Liz fills fans in on her wedding plans News Liz Mace of country duo Megan & Liz fills fans in on her wedding plans , Senior Country Correspondent 5:21pm, February 9
Carrie Underwood fans are in a rage over accusations from an outspoken talk show host News Carrie Underwood fans are in a rage over accusations from an outspoken talk show host , Senior Country Correspondent 11:33am, January 9
Carrie Underwood looks as gorgeous as ever in rare makeup-free selfie News Carrie Underwood looks as gorgeous as ever in rare makeup-free selfie , Rare Country Contributor 1:14pm, August 25
Miranda Lambert takes a stand for Carrie Underwood — and for yoga pants News Miranda Lambert takes a stand for Carrie Underwood — and for yoga pants , Rare Country Contributor 5:19pm, October 19
Watch this young gymnast perform to Carrie Underwood’s “The Champion” News Watch this young gymnast perform to Carrie Underwood’s “The Champion” , Rare Country Contributor 6:46am, February 2
Carrie Underwood takes time to say thank you to the guys in her life News Carrie Underwood takes time to say thank you to the guys in her life , Senior Country Correspondent 2:59pm, November 28
Country music fans are scratching their heads over this Blake Shelton shocker News Country music fans are scratching their heads over this Blake Shelton shocker , Senior Country Correspondent 12:30pm, August 31
NASCAR's cancer warrior, Sherry Pollex, tells Rare Country what’s next Features NASCAR's cancer warrior, Sherry Pollex, tells Rare Country what’s next , Senior Country Correspondent 3:53pm, February 8
Hear Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood rehearse their unforgettable Opry duet News Hear Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood rehearse their unforgettable Opry duet , Senior Country Correspondent 3:46pm, December 1
Carrie Underwood faced her critics on “American Idol” and made some big changes News Carrie Underwood faced her critics on “American Idol” and made some big changes , Senior Country Correspondent 6:03pm, August 8
Mike Fisher opens up about one of his and Carrie Underwood’s most crucial moments News Mike Fisher opens up about one of his and Carrie Underwood’s most crucial moments , Rare Country Contributor 6:33pm, November 28
Carrie Underwood gives fans an inside look at her baby-proofed tour bus News Carrie Underwood gives fans an inside look at her baby-proofed tour bus , Senior Country Correspondent 3:32pm, October 18
Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert are truly sugar and spice News Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert are truly sugar and spice , Rare Country Contributor 8:39pm, August 20
Carrie Underwood’s tearful goodbye is a bittersweet reminder of how short life really is News Carrie Underwood’s tearful goodbye is a bittersweet reminder of how short life really is , Senior Country Correspondent 4:05pm, March 4