Many people credit Carrie Underwood with singlehandedly making country music cool again, and they’re not wrong. She’s one of the most successful recording artists or all time period. Underwood got restarted in the country music world, paving the way for so many other “crossover” artists who would transcend genres and experiment with a sound all their own.
How did Carrie Underwood get started?
Carrie Underwood was born on March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and grew up on her family’s farm in the countryside. She started singing at local competitions at a young age and her talent was already clear. One of her fans brought her an appointment in Nashville with Capitol Records when she was 14, but eventually the deal fell through. Underwood later thanked her gratitude that her big breakthrough was not that young.
Carrie Underwood became a superstar after winning the fourth season of American Idol. Her fan base that started during the show was called “Carrie’s Care Bears”, but they were not the only ones paying attention. She scored a recording contract for the show. Underwood would have become famous anyway thanks to her raw natural talent and impressive vocal range.
She became a true American idol
Underwood’s first album, Some Hearts, became the best-selling album of 2006 and paved the way for her successful career. Two singles from the album – “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats” were standout standouts and helped make it the fastest selling debut country album in history. Underwood won three Grammy Awards that year, including the title of “Best New Artist.”
But she didn’t stop there. Underwood continued to release more music, including Carnival Ride (2007), Play On (2009), Blown Away (2012), Storyteller (2015) and Cry Pretty (2018). She has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide. She is by far the most successful winner of the American Idol show.
Carrie Underwood’s personal life
Underwood married former NHL hockey player Mike Fisher and then welcomed their son, Isaiah Michael, in 2015. The couple just gave birth to their second son Jacob on January 21, 2019. She is a practicing Christian, a passionate animal lover and a vegan.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, Underwood has a total net worth of $ 65 million, more than any other American Idol participant. She and her husband bought an 11-hectare mansion in 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. They also own a cottage outside of Nashville.
Carrie Underwood is a living legend at a young age. So far in her career, she has been initiated into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grand Ole Opry (she was the youngest inductee ever), Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Underwood was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, ten Billboard Music Awards, fourteen ACM Awards, thirteen American Music Awards, nine CMA Awards and a Guinness World Record.
And she’s not ready yet. With exceptional talent, ambition and drive, Carrie Underwood will undoubtedly continue to break records and create beautiful music for many years to come.