Six Grammy awards, Seven American Music Awards, Ten Academy of country Music Awards and Sixteen Billboard Music Awards is the right introduction for Carrie Marie Underwood who is a country music singer and songwriter. Carrie Underwood has released four albums since 2005, the latest being “Blown Away”.
Carrie Underwood was born on 10th March, 1983 in Oklahoma. Her father Stephen Underwood was a sawmill worker and mother Carole Underwood was an elementary school teacher. Carrie has two siblings Stephanie and Shanna. Carrie started singing at her local church and also sang at a variety of local events in her small town of Checotah, Oklahoma.
American Idol break-through
After giving up singing post graduation and waiting tables at pizzerias; Carrie auditioned for American Idol Season 4 and went on to win it. Winning the title of the American Idol was a break-through in her career, which also won her a million dollar contract, a convertible Ford Mustang and use of Private Jet.
Career in Music
Carrie Underwood began her music career with the release of “Inside you heaven” which was her first single and also debuted at number one on Billboard Hot 100. Since then there’s no looking back for Carrie Underwood. She has a Guinness Book of World Records for the most #1 Country Songs Ever. She has sold 25 million singles and 15 million albums. She was also the first female artist to earn the title of Billboard’s
Best Country Artists for the Decade of 2000-2010.
Carrie Underwood started her acting career with her appearance in How I Met Your Mother back in 2010 where she was a medical sales rep, Tiffany who dated Ted. She then played the lead role in the movie Soul Surfer in April 2011 where she played Sarah Hill, a church leader trying to overcome the after effects of a shark attack.
Carrie Underwood has an estimated net worth of $45 million. She also is proclaimed to be the American Idol US top earner with $66 million revenue generated in tours. She also owns a $3.2 million home spread over 400 acres of land in Nashville.
Carrie Underwood married to a Canadian ice- hockey star Mike Fisher in July 2010. She also claims that her marriage is her number one priority.
Carrie Underwood has come a long way and set a great track record which is commendable for an artist who has not even reached the 30 year mark.