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Carrie Underwood Biography

Carrie Underwood


Date of Birth
10 December 1983, Checotah, Oklahoma, USA

Birth Name
Carrie Marie Underwood

5' 3" (1.6 m)

  • Favorite movies are horror movies.
  • Grew up on a farm in Checotah, Oklahoma.
  • Summer 2004-January 2005: For her audition in front of Simon, Paula and Randy for American Idol (2002), she sang "Can't Make You Love Me".
  • Graduated from Northeastern State University with a degree in mass communications (2006).
  • Won American Idol (2002) [2005].
  • Amazingly, has no formal training in voice or singing.
  • Started singing in church at the age of three.
  • Her victory at the 2005 American Idol competition has been considered the show's first upset. Many pundits thought she would be bested by runner-up Bo Bice.
  • She is a vegetarian. Made this known on an episode of American Idol (2002), when she wore a "V is for Vegetarian" T-shirt.
  • Graduated from Checotah High School as salutatorian (2001)
  • Has 2 older sisters, Shanna & Stephanie
  • Her debut album, "Some Hearts" was released on November 15, 2005. The first single "Jesus Take The Wheel" was released to radio stations on October 18, 2005.
  • Named 2005 Oklahoman of the Year by Oklahoma Today magazine.
  • First American Idol debut album to be certified 7x platinum (April 2006).
  • After becoming a country singer, Carrie moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Sang a duet with Rascal Flatts on their single, "God Blesses the Broken Road", in the finale of American Idol (2002) [2005], where later she won the title of the "American Idol".
  • Is a Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) fan.
  • Signed an endorsement deal with Hershey's chocolate in 2005.
  • Her fans call themselves the Care Bears.
  • Graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern State University with a degree in mass communications on May 6, 2006.
  • Is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.
  • For 2 years during the summer, she performed in Northeastern's Downtown Country Show in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
  • Competed in numerous beauty pageants at the university and was selected as Miss NSU runner-up in 2004.
  • In 2008, accepted 1 ACM Award for Female Vocalist of the Year.
  • On May 24, 2006 on the American Idol (2002) final, she sang her current hit single, "Don't Forget to Remember Me".
  • Is a big sports fan, and is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma Sooners, and Boston Red Sox.
  • May 25 was declared Carrie Underwood Day in Oklahoma.
  • On May 23, 2006 won 2 ACM awards On May 23, 2006 won 2 ACM awards Top New Female Vocalist Of The Year:, and the other was for Single Record Of The Year: "Jesus, Take The Wheel".
  • Was Nominated for 2 more ACM awards, one for Top Female Vocalist Of The Year:, and the other was for the Song Of The Year: "Jesus, Take The Wheel.
  • In 2007, accepted 2 CMT Awards for Female Video of the Year and Video of the Year for "Before He Cheats".
  • Was voted "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" in 2005 by animal-rights organization PETA. She beat out such stars as Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix for the honor that she shares with Coldplay front man Chris Martin. Previous winners include Andre 3000, Shania Twain and Alicia Silverstone.
  • On April 10, 2006 won 2 CMT awards, one female Video Of The Year: "Jesus, Take The Wheel", and the other for breakthrough Video Of The Year: "Jesus, Take The Wheel", Carrie Underwood.
  • On November 6, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee, won CMA Horizon and CMA Female Vocalist Of The Year awards.
  • Appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live (1975) on March 24, 2007. NFL quarterback Peyton Manning was the host.
  • She was and still is friends with fellow American Idol (2002), season 4 finalist, Lindsey Cardinale.
  • Publicly invited, by fellow Okie Garth Brooks, on March 15, 2008 to join the Grand Ole Opry.
  • In 2006, accepted 2 ACM awards Top New Female Vocalist and Single of the Year ("Jesus, Take The Wheel").
  • In 2007, accepted 3 ACM Awards for Top Female Vocalist, Album of the Year (Some Hearts), & Video of the Year ("Before He Cheats").
  • In 2006, accepted 4 CMT Loaded Awards for: #1 Streamed Live Performance - duet with Jamie O'Neal, "Does He Love You" from CMT Greatest Duets Concert, #1 Streamed Hottest Chick with Baseball Bat - "Before He Cheats", #1 Streamed Stickin' It to the Man Video "Before He Cheats", #1 Digitally Active Female Artist.
  • In 2006, accepted 2 CMT awards for Female Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year ("Jesus, Take The Wheel").
  • Her song "Before He Cheats" (2006) was named #1 Cheating Song by America Online's Country Channel 'The BOOT's Top 20 Best Cheating Songs'. (February 2009).
  • Has been booed on stage for discussing the lifestyle choice in certain cattle-farming parts of the country.
  • Keeps her refrigerator and kitchen pantry in order with a certain shelf for everything and all the labels turned out. Also takes the same care for her DVD collection, keeping the discs in alphabetical order.
  • Engaged to Ottawa Senator hockey player, Mike Fisher [December 21, 2009].
  • Video for "Cowboy Casanova" placed number #37 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2009.
  • Has a rat terrier dog named Ace.
  • Some Hearts was the first American Idol debut album to be certified 7x platinum in 2008, 27 months after it's release.
  • Daughter of Carole Underwood.
  • Best friend of Jordan Vandiver.
  • Inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014].
  • Ranked #56 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
  • Has a son, Isaiah Michael Fisher (b. February 27, 2015), with her husband Mike Fisher.
  • Inducted into the Hair Fan's Hall of Fame in 2013.
  • Friends with Brad Paisley, Amy Adams, Anna Kendrick, Darius Rucker, and Aisha Tyler.
  • Carrie's discography received updated certifications on October 24th 2016 including an eight times platinum for Some Hearts.
  • (August 8, 2018) Expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher due next year.
  • Had three miscarriages - two in 2017 and another one in 2018.
  • (November 14, 2018) Expecting her second son with husband Mike Fisher due next year.
  • Quotes
  • When I first got to Hollywood. I was just walking around, taking pictures of the palm trees and stuff like that. And this guy walked up to me and asked if I'd seen any stars and I said, "No, it's been kind of cloudy today."
  • I had my first date in 1999 when I was 16 years old. I was so excited! I walked into the living room to watch out the window for him and my dad was cleaning his shotguns!!!! My mom yelled at him for a while and, uh, the guy never asked me out again...
  • I like to dance around the house when I'm getting ready. It gets my day going.
  • Sometimes a girl's gotta have some chocolate!
  • I'm a horror-movie fan: Halloween (1978), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Friday the 13th (1980)--I freak myself out sometimes when I'm home alone.
  • It drives me crazy when I have people over and they try to help clean up. I'm like, 'No, I've got it!' I may not be able to control every aspect of my life, but I can control what color pots are lined up where.
  • Successful people have a social responsibility to make the world a better place and not just take from it. I've always loved volunteering. I love making music and all that, but at the end of the day I don't think that's what people are going to remember about a person.
  • Underneath every skirt, every dress, I'm wearing shorts. So that everyone in the world knows, if i ever fell down, nobody would gets peek at anything.
  • I tried a cigarette once. I didn't like it. It was around senior year. It was me and two other girls staying the night at her house. She had some. We stayed outside on the patio. Freezing... I didn't even inhale. I felt really guilty afterwards and it was like, 'That was stupid.'

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