Carrie Underwood became country music’s first ‘American Idol’ winner in May 2005. She’s since sold more albums than anyone in the show’s history — all four of her albums have gone Platinum or multi-Platinum. Underwood is the youngest of three girls born to Stephen and Carole. She jokes that she wasn’t planned, and it seemed like she was an only child growing up in Checotah, Okla. After graduating second in her class, she studied Broadcasting in college before auditioning for ‘Idol.’ Romantically, she’s had several high-profile boyfriends, including NFL quarterback Tony Romo and actor Chace Crawford. On July 10, 2010, Underwood married Mike Fisher, an NHL star who at the time played for the Ottawa Senators. They now live together in Nashville.
Birthday: March 10, 1983
Top Songs: 'Before He Cheats,' 'Undo It,' 'Blown Away'
Fun Fact: Carrie is in the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.
The best song? The best album? The best photo? Summer truly brought the best of country music 2015, and this recap highlights 10 things you need to know all about this year. Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and newcomer Kelsea Ballerini are all included, but No. 1 goes to someone that for years has slid under the radar.
Carrie Underwood took stages by storm long before she was an American Idol. Back at the age of 14, the singer was playing beauty pageants and letting the audience get a preview of the talent that was to come. When she was a freshman in high school, she donned a sparkly dress and braces in this performance of Martina McBride's "A Broken Wing."
Marriage takes a lot of work, especially when your lives are the focus of the public eye, like country star Carrie Underwood and her NHL husband Mike Fisher. They share a few of their secrets to a happy marriage, and one of them involves ... not being together.
Men everywhere were devastated on July 10, 2010 when Carrie Underwood said "I do" to her now husband of five years, NHL player Mike Fisher. The two became a country music storybook romance after their first meeting back in 2008.
We already know that the genre's biggest stars hang out together, like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, who go fishing regularly. But in addition to their peers, country artists also spend time with celebrities from other walks, like acting.
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