Carrie Underwood Biography
Carrie Underwood is born Carrie Marie Underwood is an American country singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Carole and Stephen Underwood.
As a child, Underwood performed at Robbins Memorial Talent Show and sang at her local church, First Free Will Baptist Church. She later sang for local events in Checotah, including Old Settler’s Day and the Lion’s Club.
When she was 14, a local admirer arranged for her to go to Nashville to audition for Capitol Records. In 1996, Capitol Records was preparing a contract for her but canceled it when company management changed.
Underwood attended Checotah High School and graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 as a salutatorian. She then attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, graduating magna cum laude in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and an emphasis in journalism. She emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film.
A seven-time GRAMMY Award winner, she has amassed over 100 major honors, sold 64 million records worldwide, and recorded 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she Co-wrote, with a catalog of songs that have streamed over 2.6 billion times worldwide.
The first female artist to who was named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year two times, she got recognized by Polestar as the top female country touring artist for each of her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, 2012, and for 2016’s “The Storyteller Tour-Stories in the Round.”
Carrie also topped Billboard’s Top 25 Tours of 2016 as the leading female country artist and was the leading female artist on Country Aircheck’s top country radio performers list for her success in both 2015 and 2016.
All five studio albums, Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, Play On, Blown Away, and Storyteller–are certified Platinum or multi-Platinum, and each an American Music Awards winner as Favorite Country Album–and tallied an incredible 40 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
The RIAA’s highest certified country album artist to debut this century, she also holds the highest album certification of any country artist to emerge since 2000 with the 8x Multi-Platinum success of her 2005 debut, Some Hearts.
She is the all-time Top Country Artist (male or female) on RIAA’s Digital Single Ranking, also placing her among the Top 5 females in the history of RIAA’s Digital Single Program across all genres.21`
In December 2014, she released her Platinum-certified Greatest Hits: Decade #1, which produced two new #1 hits co-written by Underwood, including the RIAA-Platinum, GRAMMY-winning “Something in the Water.”
The Grand Ole Opry member showed her creative diversity in 2013 starring as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers.
The reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Underwood claimed her fourth win in the category amid the ongoing success of her chart-topping platinum fifth studio album, Storyteller, which produced four #1 hits.
In 2017 she will return for the fifth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football, and this November, she will co-host the CMA Awards for a tenth consecutive year.
Carrie Underwood Age
She celebrates her birthday on the 10th of March every year. Born in 1983, she is 36 years old as of 2019.
Carrie Underwood Real Name | Carrie Underwood Family | Carrie Underwood Sisters
Underwood was born as Carrie Marie Underwood in Muskogee, Oklahoma, together with her two older sisters, Shanna and Stephanie, to Carole and Steve Underwood. Together with her siblings, they were all raised on her parents’ farm in the nearby rural town of Checotah. Steve Underwood worked in a paper mill while Carole taught elementary school.
As a child, at the age of 5, she was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The physicians prescribed Ritalin and Dexedrine, medicines, which she still takes as an adult. She was bold enough when she was a child, that she would perform at Robbins Memorial Talent Show, and sang at her local church, First Free Will Baptist Church. Additionally, she even sang for local events in Checotah, including Old Settler’s Day and the Lion’s Club.
Due to her brave actions and talent, a local person who admired her, arranged for her to go to Nashville when she was 14 to audition for Capitol Records. In the year 1996, Capitol Records was preparing a contract for Underwood but canceled it when company management changed. Underwood said of the event, “I honestly think it’s a lot better than nothing came out of it now because I wouldn’t have been ready then. Everything has a way of working out.”
Carrie Underwood Education
As a teenager, she went to Checotah High School, where she was an Honor Society member, a cheerleader, and played basketball and softball. Upon her graduation in 2001, she chose not to pursue singing. She said, “After high school, I pretty much gave up on the dream of singing. I had reached a point in my life where I had to be practical and prepare for my future in the ‘real world'”.
She then went to study at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, graduating magna cum laude in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and an emphasis in journalism. For two summers, she performed in Northeastern State University’s Downtown Country show in Tahlequah. She competed in numerous beauty pageants at the university and was selected as Miss NSU runner-up in 2004.
Carrie Underwood Husband | Married
Underwood dated NHL player Mike Fisher after they met at one of her concerts in late 2008, and she became engaged to him in December 2009. On July 10, 2010, Underwood and Fisher wed at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia.
Carrie Underwood Kids
Her son, Isaiah Michael Fisher, with Mike Fisher, was born on February 27, 2015.
Carrie Underwood Albums
- Some Hearts (2005)
- Carnival Ride (2007)
- Play On (2009)
- Blown Away (2012)
- Storyteller (2015)
Carrie Underwood Songs
- Before He Cheats
- Jesus, Take the Wheel
- Remind Me
- Blown Away
- Mama’s Song
- Something in the Water
- Good Girl
- Just a Dream
- Two Black Cadillacs
- All-American Girl
- Cowboy Casanova
- Temporary Home
- Dirty Laundry
- See You Again
- Church Bells
- I Told You So
- Don’t Forget to Remember Me
- Little Toy Guns
- How Great Thou Art
- So Small
- Undo It
- Smoke Break
- Inside Your Heaven
- Ever Ever After
- Last Name
- There’s a Place for Us
- Someday When I Stop Loving You
- The Girl You Think I Am
- Good in Goodbye
- Starts With Goodbye
Carrie Underwood Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $85 million.
Carrie Underwood Facts
- She was born March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
- Carrie stopped eating meat at 13.
- In 2005, PETA named her “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian.”
- At 14, Carrie auditioned for record label Capitol Records.
- Carrie earned college credit for American Idol – her time on the show served as an internship.
- She is the daughter of a sawmill worker and an elementary school teacher.
- Carrie’s the first-ever female to win back-to-back ACM Awards for Entertainer of the Year.
- She’s a big fan of horror stories.
- In 2010, she married hockey player Mike Fisher in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Their wedding cost nearly $500,000.
Carrie Underwood Height
Carrie Underwood’s stands at 5 ft 3 (1.6m).