Carrie Marie Underwood is a famous American singer, song writer and actress who is best known for winning the season 5 of The American Idol. She has since then showcased her talent to the world and has always stood up to her fan’s expectations. Her rising graph has also bagged herself a place in the Grand Ole Opry in the year 2008 and also in the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in the following year.
Underwood released her debut album, Some Hearts in the year 2005 which stood out in the charts. The singles from the album Jesus, Take the wheel and Before He Cheats were the number one singles in the music charts. Not just that, the album stood out to be one of the fastest selling and the best-selling sole female country music album. The album is also the most popular album in the last 14 years. Since then, she has released a number of successful albums and number 1 singles.
She has earned a number of awards in her working career till date and has also been listed in the Top 100 influential people by Billboard. Some of the accolades earned by her include 7 Grammy awards, 11 American Music Awards and even a Guinness World Record.
Early life and education
Carrie Underwood was born on March 10, 1983 in Muskogee which is located in Oklahoma to Carole Underwood and Stephen Underwood. Her father worked as a labourer in the nearby saw mill and her mother was an Elementary school teacher. Underwood grew up in the farm owned by his parents which was in the rural parts of Checotah.
She has two siblings, Shanna and Stephanie Underwood who are both older than her. She used to sing from a very young age in the local church and even in some of the popular talent shows in the area. It was when Underwood was 14 that someone arranged an audition for her for the famous label, Capitol Records but the contract was annulled soon after.
Underwood pursued her schooling from the Checotah High School and was also the cheerleader of the class. She later enrolled herself in the Northeastern State University which is in Tahlequah in Oklahoma from where she graduated with a bachelor degree in mass communication in the year 2006.
Carrie Underwood – Husband and children
- Carrie Underwood married the NHL player and the captain of the Nashville Predators, Mike Fisher on July 10, 2010. The couple are parents to a beautiful child, Isaiah Michael who was born on February 27, 2015.
Underwood was a performer right from her childhood and kept on with it till her University days where she performed in the Northeaster State University’s downtown shows for two years after her graduation. She later auditioned for The American Idol where she won the season and rose to fame.
Following the success of her first album, Underwood released her second album Carnival Ride which was released on October, 2007. The album sold out 527,000 copies just in the first week of its release and also debuted in number 1 in the Billboard chart. Her third studio album, Play On was released on November 03, 2009 followed by her fourth album Blown Away three years later on May 01, 2012. The latest and her fifth album released by her, titled as Storyteller, achieved a number 2 in the Billboard top 200.
Carrie Underwood – Net worth
Carrie Underwood has an estimated net worth of $70 million.