The Carrie Underwood American music artist who spread her win in the television songwriting competition America Idol into a prosperous recording career is the Carrie Underwood, Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983, Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA).
In Oklahoma, underwood has grown up on the Checotah farm of her family. Initially at church and later on in school and talent shows, she began to sing. She was younger. She was awarded a degree in broadcast journalism from the North-Eastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 2002. Two years later, for the fourth season of the American Idol, she disrupted her studies. Underwood cut the competition and eventually won the 2005 competition after being selected by the viewers as their favorite.
She won the top prize of 19 Recordings/Arista Records and the subsequent album, Some Hearts (2005), was a major commercial success with a further seven million copies selling and the reputation of Underwood as a popular alumni of American Idol. She backed the album in 2006 with a 150-show tournament, sharing not just her own dates, but with the bills of Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley. Underwood, however, had time to come back to school and graduated the same year with a B.A. In Northeastern State University mass media. In 2007, she won Grammy Awards for the best new artist and vocal performance in the country.
The song was downloaded more than 300,000 times and became the first digitale releases that broke the top ten of the Billboard Singles chart. Underwood returned to American Idol in 2007, covering the Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand by You” cover. Underwood was awarded for the feisty retaliation hit “Before he Cheats” in the 2007 Country Music Association (CMA) awards.
She sold more than a half-milion copies on her second album, Carnival Ride (2007), and in early 2008 was inaugurated as a Grand Ole Opry member, joining leading country musican artists including Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and Martina McBride. Underwood received the third consecutive CMA prize for female vocalist of the year later that year, and cohosted multiple award ceremonies (with Paisley). In 2009, she received her fourth Grammy Award and was awarded the trophy in this category for the best women’s vocal performances in the world.
Underwood continued to show its wide appeal with the album Play On (2009). For ‘I Told You So,’ a cover version of a Randy Travis song originally performed at Carnival Rides, she won the Grammy Award for Best Countries Collaboration in 2010 that she released as a duo with Travis. For the second year in a row, the Academy of Country Music also named Underwood the entertainer of the year. Blown Away, a polished collection of songs which showed her vocal polyvalence, came back in 2012. It’s her third album release and in 2013 she received another Grammy Award for her title track. The following year Underwood published a big seller compilation. Her success with Storyteller continued (2015). It was her fifth studio album and her sixth consecutive debut in the country’s album chart at number one. Underwood was the first woman with 4 albums on the top of the Billboard chart with Cry Pretty (2018).
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Carrie Underwood has recently revealed publicly that she is afraid to go back in time for the American Idol audition and fans are surprised.
In a 2021 magazine issue, the singer detailed her ‘terrific’ experience. She started by explaining: “I was home one day before the summer of my senior year [at Northeast State University], watching television…and watching a news item on people hearing for a show called American Idol.
“It would be easy to assume that the rest is history, but it didn’t feel that way at that time. I was scared as I went through a slew of St. Louis hearings to carry a “golden ticket” to Hollywood, each dream contestant.
“I made lip liner forgotten. We stopped in a food shop and Mom hung in to buy some. It was just too late all at once. Moving alone to Los Angeles, rivaling all the other talented people. I burst into tears.” I burst into tears.
“Carrie,” he says, “we must go home right now, and we could never talk again. I took a deep breath. ‘No,’ I said at last. ‘I’ll go’.” She added, “My dad turned to me in the backrest.
“That naiveté, that simplicity, is something for which I have come to be thankful. I have grown up in a farm with loving family and my beliefs have influenced our church family. A small city with good people has helped me.
Artist Biography by Heather Phares
Carrie Underwood is the biggest star of American Idol ghemoth in the 2000s in terms of sheer sales and popularity. The first season of Underwood took home the American Idiol crown and firstly called for the large pop audience of the program: her “Inside Your Heaven” coronation song was number one on the top 40 of Billboard but did not enter its Top 40. Although Underwood has always kept an aspect of the stylish show appeal – she never had a foreigner in the top of the charts – she has been inspired by country music. Some Hearts, her debut in 2005, produced two first smashes that were classics of today and helped to set the limits of her career. Underwood has remained continuously on top of the country charts over the next decade thanks to the number one singles “All-American Girl,” “Cowboy Casanova,” and “Good Girl,” and has held a powerful presence on the national Radio while pop trends such as 2012’s Blown Away and 2018’s Cry Pretty have been introduced.
Underwood grew up in Checotah, Oklahoma, a small town and at the tender age of three started singing with her parish. She has played during her childhood and finally has gigs in many states at festivals. Underwood learned to play guitar and piano along with her singing. She graduated from the secondary school as a class-winning student and studied mass media at Northeastern State College with a view to her future in Broadcast Journalism.
Underwood learned about the auditions for the 2005 season of American Idol as a senior just a few credits shy of her degree. Her innocent and pure, pretty voice won her not only a place in the top 12 but the title of 2005’s American Idol. She tried to show her at the Missouri Auditions in St. Louis and her innocent beauty. She released her first single “Inside Your Heaven,” this summer, and after completing American Idols Live she finished recording her debut album. Tower. Tower. Some Hearts were released later this fall and became a broken success, selling over 300,000 copies within their first week. The leading single of Billboard, “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” was also a major hit for six weeks.
Acknowledge the album and the single spilled out in 2006 as Some Hearts joined Billboard’s Top Ten after the U.S. Idol Final of 2006 by Underwood. In the meantime Jesus, Take The Wheel has won the Single Album of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Dove of the Gospel Music Association and the CMT Awards, which have made her the only double winner in the event. She has won the CMT Awards for breakthrough video and best female video. Underwood finds the time to complete her degree despite her busy career as a country musical star – including taking her tour through Autumn 2006. “Before He Cheats” became her number one third country, and her overall number one fourth hit, as Underwood”s third single was released in late 2006.
She received five Billboard Music Awards that December: the year’s song, the Top 200 Female Artist of the Year, the country artist, the New Country Artist and the year’s Country Album. Early in 2007 Underwood started working on its second album, with “Wasted” being the fourth single from Cer Hearts, played on an American Idol episode in March, and reached number 1 on the Hot Country Songs Chart the following month. In the 2007 CMT Awards — Video of the Year and Female Year for “Before He Cheats” — Underwood won two awards and took home two Grammys, which was the most valuable reward.
Three 2007 ACM Awards she also took home in May with Album of the Year for Some Hearts and Top Female Vocalist. Late in the month she made another trip to American Idol for the 6th season finale, sang “I’ll Stand by You” Clive Davis was the first country artist to sell the amount of copies of a debut album since 1996 from LeAnn Rimes, and has acknowledged the sales of Underwood as the six-fold platinium artist. She also featured on 5th Gear’s album, published in June 2006 by Brad Paisley.
Underwood’s sophomore effort, Carrie Underwood, was launched in October 2007 on the swell of support. Four songs from the album reached the top of the country chart, bringing the album to several million sales, and winning two more Grammy Awards. Two years after the release of the record, Underwood released its third studio effort, Play On, which found that its focus on songwriting was more than ever. She co-wrote seven tracks of the record, including “Cowboy Casanova” as the leading song.
“Carrie Underwood’s fourth studio album, the “Blown Aways,” was released in 2012 by its longstanding colleague Mark Bright. It shown her continued development from American Idol to a professional country-pop artist, powered by its hit lead single, the “Nice Girl,”
In 2013, when she signed up to play Maria in a live TV production of The Music Sound at NBC, Underwood took her first large lead role. The broadcast was broadcast by the studio soundtrack on December 5, 2013. 2014 was relatively quiet, although the single “Something in the Water” was released in September, and the album “Greatest Hits”: Decade #1 three months later. “Something in the Water” was a heavily spiritual single on the baptism, toping the nation and Christian cartes and even reaching the Pop Top 40. She was awarded her a Best Country Solo Performance Grammy by early 2015. Then that’s it.
Summer, Carrie Underwood announce the release, in October, of its five-story album Storyteller, followed by a single ‘Smoke Break’ Storyteller. In March2017, Underwood departed Arista Nashville for the capitol records in Nashville, the number ones ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘Church Bells.’ She duets “The Champion,” a single tied in to the 2018 Super Bowl, with Ludacris in January 2018. It debuted at 47 on the hot 100 billboard and was later released in September 2018 by Cry Pretty, the album Underwood.