Who is she?
Carrie Underwood became a household name after
winning the title of American Idol in the show's fourth season. But long before auditioning for the popular show, a
dream of being a country artist had already taken precidence in the heart of the Checotah, Oklahoma native. She began singing
during family functions and eventually for various events in and around her hometown.
Upon entering collge, Carrie chose
journalism as her major. However, music had its pull and per her friend's insistance, she auditioned for American Idol;
she took an indefinite sabatical from college to participate in the competition, and the rest plays out like a fairy tale!
Each week, she charmed the show's judges with her powerhouse vocal ability; her wavy golden mane, superstar smile, and genuine
down home personality help complete the package.
Carrie proved her staying power when she released her debut album Some
Hearts on November 15, 2005 - the momentum from that album sent Carrie on a very exciting musical journey! She continues
that journey in her sophomore release, Carnival Ride. The kickoff single from the album is "So Small," which is already
What has Carrie been up to?
REQUEST "So Small" - at radio now!!!! The
video for it is now in rotation on GAC and CMT, so REQUEST!! Please continue to REQUEST Carrie's previous singles at radio
and for her videos on GAC, VH-1 Country, and CMT!!
Carrie was just named one of People magazine's "Most Beautiful
People of 2007." In the feature, Carrie admits, "I had a couple of freckles on my face that I didn't like, so I had them removed.
And I remember one kid said, 'Now I can't play connect-the-dots on your face anymore!' I'll never forget that."
to Carrie, whose debut album has reach five million units in sales!!!! Take note that it's the fastest such certification
for a female country debut in RIAA history!! Carrie says that she feels very fortunate to have begun her career with a fan
base already in place. "It's definitely a lot to take in," says an understandably overwhelmed Carrie. "I think sometimes it
doesn't quite sink in because at the end of the day for me...they're just numbers and I just want to sing." she laughs and
adds, "But it's really cool that yeah, I do sit back at the end of the day and think 'Wow!'"
Carrie graduated Magna
Cum Laude with high honors, receiving her degree in mass communications with an emphasis in journalism from Northeastern State
University. Carrie says about this particular achievement, "I'm excited. I mean, I worked just like everybody else did to
graduate and I think it's an accomplishment [because] I'm as busy as I am. But to me, education is really important and it's
really going to be nice to have that diploma hanging amongst my awards and things like that, so that's going to be awesome."
fans first met Carrie on American Idol, she had one semester to go at NSU in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Winning the show
meant she had to postpone finishing her degree. But since then, she's managed to fulfill her college requirements in time
to graduate with her class. Carrie intentionally didn't draw a lot of attention to her college graduation. "I wanted to make
sure that family got in [to the graduation ceremony]. That's a day [that] I'm normal... I am a college student graduating
college like every other student that is there."
Did y'all know?
** Carrie says she started her singing career
at age three singing in church. But, her first appearance was just heavy breathing into a microphone. She says, "I started
singing when I was really little in church. I was supposed to sing 'Jesus Loves Me' with this other little boy. I took the
microphone, and I held it really close to my mouth and I started breathing really loud. That's all you could hear in the church
was me going 'haaa haaaa haaa.' So that was my debut."
** If you're ever on the road in the vicinity of Carrie's car,
steer clear of her vehicle!! She admits, "I am the worst driver on the face of the planet. I've never had a wreck, knock on
wood, but I do run into things quite often. Fences, parked vehicles, poles, just whatever. You name it. I run into it. So
Where can I buy her music?
Y'all can purchase YOUR copies of Carrie's
NEW album Carnival Ride by clicking on the CD cover to the right!! Also available for purchase is her debut album,
Does she have an official site?