Carrie Underwood is a renowned American country singer. Carrie Underwood has bagged numerous awards and honors throughout her career in the entertainment industry since 2005. She began her journey after becoming the winner of the American Idol Season 4.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Education
Carrie Underwood was born on March 10, 1983, and she is currently 38 years old. Carrie hails from Muskogee, Oklahoma, and her zodiac sign is Pisces. Likewise, her full name is Carrie Marie Underwood. Talking about her family, Carrie’s mother is Carole (née Shatswell) and her father is Steve Underwood.
Moreover, Carrie has two older sisters namely Shanna and Stephanie. The siblings grew up on her parents’ farm in the nearby rural town of Checotah. Carrie’s father worked in a paper mill whereas her mother was a teacher in elementary school.
During her childhood, Carrie performed at Robbins Memorial Talent Show. She also sang at her local church namely First Free Will Baptist Church. Young Carrie later sang for local events in Checotah. Some of the events were Old Settler’s Day and the Lions Club.
Talking about her educational journey, Carrie attended Checotah High School. There, young Carrie played basketball and softball. She was also an Honor Society member in her high school. Further, she was also a cheerleader back then. Underwood then graduated high school in the year 2001 as a salutatorian. After high school graduation, the young girl chose not to pursue singing.
Later on, Carrie attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. From there, she graduated magna cum laude in the year 2006. Moreover, Carrie Underwood holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and an emphasis in journalism.
At the young age of 14 years, Carrie Underwood went to Nashville to audition for Capitol Records. She actually got this opportunity when a local admirer arranged this for her. The in the year 1996, Capitol Records and Carrie were preparing a contract. However, the company management changed and they canceled the contract preparation.
Furthermore, Carrie spent part of one of her summers as a page for Oklahoma State Representative Bobby Frame. The young Carrie also waited tables at a pizzeria, worked at a zoo, as well as at a veterinary clinic. Carrie is also an alumna of the Alpha Iota chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.
For two summers, Carrie then performed in Northeastern State University’s Downtown Country show in Tahlequah. Carrie also subsequently competed in numerous beauty pageants at the university. In the year 2004, Miss Underwood bagged the title of “Miss NSU” runner-up.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Carrie Underwood is a remarkable singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, author, and actress. The singer gained immense fame after winning the American Idol Season 4 in the year 2005. Carrie’s debut single is Inside Your Heaven. This single made her the only country artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also made Carrie the only solo country artist in the 2000s to have a #1 song on the Hot 100.
Likewise, singer Carrie’s debut album is Some Hearts and she released it in the year 2005. This album included the singles Jesus, Take the Wheel, and Before He Cheats. This album also became the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history. Moreover, in the history of Nielsen SoundScan, this album is the fastest-selling debut country album.
Further, Carrie’s debut album is also the best-selling country album of the last 17 years. For her successful debut album, Carrie won three Grammy Awards and one of them was “Best New Artist”.
Moving on, Carrie’s second album is Carnival Ride that she released in 2007. This album had one of the biggest opening weeks of all time by a female artist. Moreover, Carrie bagged two Grammy Awards for this album. The singer’s third album is Play On that was released in 2009. Carrie’s preceding single Cowboy Casanova had one of the biggest single-week upward movements on the Hot 100.
The country singer also achieved the second best-selling release by a woman in the year 2012. Furthermore, Carrie Underwood again bagged a Grammy Award for her fourth album, i.e. Blown Away. She released this album in 2012.
Greatest Hits: Decade #1 is Carrie Underwood’s first compilation that she released in the year 2014. This compilation broke the chart and sales records. This compilation also spawned the Grammy Award-winning crossover single Something in the Water.
Moreover, Carrie’s fifth album is Storyteller that she released in 2015. This album made Carrie the only country artist to have all studio albums reach either #1 or #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Further, the country singer’s sixth album is Cry Pretty released in 2018.
With her 6th album, Carrie became the only woman to top the Billboard 200 with four country albums. Carrie broke and set multiple Billboard chart records with her first Christmas project, My Gift. She also achieved this with her first Gospel collection, My Savior. The Hockey News selected Carrie on its annual list of the “100 People of Power and Influence in Ice Hockey”. The singer ranked at #85 in the year 2012.
Internationally, Carrie Underwood has sold 70 million records. On the RIAA’s Top Artists (Digital Singles) ranking, Carrie is the 6th highest-certified female artist, 2nd highest-certified country artist as well as the highest certified female country artist of all time.
Additionally, Carrie is the female artist with the most #1 entries on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Overall, Carrie Underwood has bagged 7 Grammy Awards, 15 American Music Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards, and a Guinness world record. ,
Furthermore, the singer was also inducted into the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” as well as the “Grand Ole Opry”. Likewise, Billboard named Carrie the top female country artist of the 2000s and 2010s. In the same way, Some Hearts named Carrie with the top country album of the 2000s.
Moreover, on Pollstar, Carrie ranked among the top 13 all-genre female touring artists of the 21st century. She records over 4.3 million concert tickets sold. Rolling Stone acclaim Carrie Underwood as “the female vocalist of her generation of any genre”. Time also lists the singer as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in the year 2014.
Additionally, Forbes declared Carrie Underwood the most successful American Idol winner. Outside of music, the singer-songwriter has also ventured into fashion and writing. She released her fitness clothing line “CALIA by Carrie” in the year 2015. Carrie then released the New York Times best-selling fitness and lifestyle book Find Your Path recently in the year 2020.
Carrie Underwood began dating Mike Fisher soon after the two met at one of her concerts in late 2008. Mike is a famous NHL player. The lovers soon had their engagement in December 2009. As reported by the Canadian press, Mike proposed to Carrie in Ottawa on December 20.
The singer’s engagement ring features a yellow diamond. This ring was valued at $150,000 at the time. Then on July 10, 2010, the lovers shared the vows at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia. They had over 250 people guests. The couple welcomed their first son in 2015 and his name is Isaiah Michael Fisher. The family then welcomed their second son in the year 2019 and his name is Jacob Bryan Fisher.
Unfortunately, in between the births of her two sons, Carrie Underwood had three miscarriages. The singer told CBS News in the year 2018 that this unfortunate incident was the basis for her song Cry Pretty.
In the year 2010, the couple bought a mansion on eleven acres near Ottawa. It was in the luxurious Spruce Ridge district. Carrie and Mike later put the mansion up for sale at an asking price of $2.2 million. Two years later in 2012, they bought a cottage outside of Nashville. The family uses the cottage for weekend getaways.
Carrie Underwood’s approximate height is 1.6 meters or 5 feet 3 inches and her weight is 53 kgs. Likewise, the country singer’s chest-waist-hip measures are 34-23-33 inches respectively. Carrie has blonde hair and hazel brown eyes.
Social Media and Net Worth
Talking about the singer’s social media presence, Carrie Underwood joined Twitter in October 2011 and so far has over 8.3 million followers on her @carrieunderwood account. Likewise, the singer is available under the username @carrieunderwood on Instagram with over 10.1 million followers so far.
Furthermore, Carrie is also active on Tiktok with more than 1.1 million followers and 3.8 million likes on her @carrieunderwood account. She also has over 11 million people following her journey on Facebook. The singer then created her official Youtube channel on March 17, 2006. So far, this channel has garnered over 1.3 billion views and 2.25 million subscribers.
She also has official accounts on other platforms like Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music among others. Moving on, Carrie Underwood has an estimated net worth of approximately $200 million as of 2020.