Carrie Underwood is a famous American country singer and songwriter who rose to fame after winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005.
She was born on March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA. As of 2023, she is 40 years old.
Carrie Underwood’s Early Life and Career
Growing up on her parents’ farm in Checotah, Oklahoma, Carrie Underwood started singing with her church at three. Her youthful performances led to festival concerts in various states. In addition to singing, she learned guitar and piano.
Mass communications was her major at Northeastern State University after graduating from Checotah High School in 2001. She entered singing contests and talent events in college.
In 2004, she auditioned for American Idol’s fourth season in St. Louis, Missouri, and wowed the judges with Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me”. She defeated Bo Bice in the final round by almost six million votes. She won the contest as the first country singer and signed with 19 Recordings and Arista Nashville.
Carrie Underwood’s Success and Achievements
Carrie Underwood became the first country singer to top the Billboard Hot 100 with her June 2005 debut hit, “Inside Your Heaven”. She released Some Hearts in November 2005, the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history. It produced popular hits including “Jesus, Take the Wheel”, “Before He Cheats”, and “Wasted”. She won three Grammys for the record, including Best New Artist.
Her other hit albums are Carnival Ride (2007), Play On (2009), Blown Away (2012), Storyteller (2015), Cry Pretty (2018), My Gift (2020), and My Savior (2021). She tried country rock, gospel, and pop. Eight Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 17 American Music Awards, five Guinness World Records, and numerous honors have followed her 85 million album sales. She’s the only woman with four Billboard 200-topping country albums.
She joined the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 as its youngest member. She has performed at the Super Bowl, Academy Awards, and Kennedy Center Honors. She’s worked with Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, and Dolly Parton.
Additional Projects and Personal Life
Carrie Underwood is an excellent vocalist and dedicated humanitarian. She supports animal rights, education, health care, disaster assistance, and women empowerment. She has given millions to the American Red Cross, Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, and UNICEF. Her nonprofit, C.A.T.S. (Checotah Animal Town & School), aids her community with animal care and education.
She has also tried acting, writing, and fashion. Her films and TV series include Soul Surfer (2011), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), How I Met Your Mother (2009), and Nashville (2017). Find Your Path (2020) and My Gift: A Christmas Story (2021) are her fitness and children’s books. Carrie Underwood’s CALIA apparel brand debuted in 2015.
On July 10, 2010, she married Canadian former professional ice hockey player Mike Fisher. They have two boys, Isaiah Michael Fisher (born February 27, 2015) and Jacob Bryan Fisher (born January 21, 2019). Nashville is their home.