Carrie Underwood was born March 10, 1983 in Checotah, Oklahoma, USA. She
attended Checotah High School, and then went on to attend Northeastern State
University. In 2004, she was the Miss NSU runner-up. She grew up singing in churches
and at local talent shows. In 1996 she was offered a contract with Capitol Records, but
when the company changed ownership the offer was withdrawn. In 2004, Carrie tried out
for the popular TV show “American Idol”. May 25, 2005, she was crowned the winner,
beating Bo Bice. After her success on “American Idol”, she released a CD, called “Some
Hearts”. This album contained her hit “Jesus Take the Wheel”. Since then, she has
released two more albums: “Carnival Ride”, and “Play On”. Carrie has toured all around
the world promoting her albums, and even came to Saint John, New Brunswick.
Carrie performed at the Grammy’s, and she sang the National Anthem at the
Super Bowl in 2010. More than once, Carrie has sung for troops in Afghanistan. In fact,
not only has she performed for them over live broadcast, but she has also performed for
them live. She guest starred in the hit television show “How I Met Your Mother”, and is
set to appear in the film “Soul Surfer”.
Some of her best known songs are “Jesus Take the Wheel”, “Cowboy Casanova”,
“Before He Cheats”, “All-American Girl” and “Some Hearts”. Carrie has been nominated
for over 90 awards, winning over 60 of them.
Carrie has led a very private life, and her personal life has remained mostly
hidden from the public eye. However, it is well known that she has been linked to Chace
Crawford and Tony Romo. Although pictures have surfaced, she has always refused to
comment on her relationships. In December 2009, Carrie revealed her engagement to
Canadian hockey star Mike Fisher.
Carrie has performed duets with singers such as Randy Travis, Rascal Flats,
David Cook, Leann Rimes, Keith Urban, and many more. In just over five years, Carrie
has become one of the most successful and popular singer in the world, as shown by her
many awards and accomplishments.