Carrie Underwood (born 10.3.1983)
Carrie Underwood is an American country-pop songwriter and singer. She first came to public attention when she won the fourth series of American Idol. Since then, she has won multiple Grammy Awards and become a best-selling artist.
Childhood: Carrie Underwood was raised on her parents' farm in Oklahoma. She has two elder sisters, named Stephanie and Shanna. As a child, Carrie performed at the local Robbins Memorial Talent Show at her local Baptist Church and went on to sing at a number of local social events. In 1996, Underwood was on the verge of signing a contract with Capitol Records, but the label management changed hands and the deal was rejected.
Carrie graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 and went to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. She graduated with a degree in Mass Communication, with a strong emphasis on Journalism. She was the runner up in the Miss NSU beauty pageant in 2004.
Music Career: In 2004, Carrie Underwood auditioned in St. Louis for American Idol. When they were down to 11 finalists, Underwood performed a cover of Heart's hit 'Alone'. Throughout the contest, she was never in the bottom three to be voted out and became the clear winner of the show's fourth series. Since the completion of the series, its producers have commented that Underwood dominated the voting every single week.
Carrie returned to the sixth series of the show, performing her single, 'Wasted'. She also performed at the 'Idol Gives Back' concert, performing the Pretenders' 'I'll Stand By You' with Kelly Clarkson and Rascal Flatts. On the seventh series of American Idol, Underwood performed George Michael's 'Praying For Time' and her own track 'Last Name'.
Carrie Underwood's debut album, released in November 2005, was entitled Some Hearts and was a mixture of country and pop music. It has been certified Platinum seven times over. The second single from the album 'Jesus, Take The Wheel' earned its songwriters Gordie Sampson, Brett James and Hillary Lindsay a Grammy award for Country Song of the Year.
In November 2006, Carrie Underwood won Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards. She also won five awards at the Billboard Music Awards that year: Album of the Year, Top 200 Female Artist of the Year, Female Country Artist, New Country Artist of the Year and Country Album of the Year.
Carrie's second studio album, Carnival Ride, was released in October 2007. She co-wrote the album with Craig Wiseman, Gordie Sampson, Rivers Rutherford and Hillary Lindsey. The track 'Ever Ever After' was featured on the soundtrack to the Disney movie Enchanted.
The start of 2008 saw Carrie Underwood embark on a tour with Keith Urban. Later that year, when she was onstage performing a cover of Randy Travis' 'I Told You So', Travis crept up behind her onstage to invite her to become a member of the Grande Ole Opry. Her induction was conducted by Garth Brooks. She is currently the Grand Ole Opry's youngest member.
In September 2008, a group of female singers joined forces to release a single campaigning for cancer treatment. Carrie Underwood joined Rihanna, Fergie, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Leona Lewis and Ciara to perform 'Just Stand Up'.
In February 2009, Carrie Underwood was nominated for four awards at the Academy of Country Music Awards; Top Female Vocalist, Video of the Year for 'Just A Dream', Entertainer of the Year (alongside Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban) and Album of the Year for Carnival Ride.
Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe has confirmed that he will be collaborating with Carrie Underwood, after she recorded a cover of Mötley Crüe's 'Home Sweet Home' for American Idol as the elimination song for contestants that have been voted out.
Personal Life: Carrie Underwood has been vegetarian since she was 13 and has acted as a spokesperson for the Humane Society of the United States.
In 2007, the press frequently speculated that Underwood was dating the Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Romo confirmed on his website that the rumour was true. Carrie has also been romantically linked to Chace Crawford, star of Gossip Girl and Mike Fisher, the center player for Ottawa Senators.
Christmas is coming and so are this year's new releases to usher in the festive season. Here's our pick of the bunch.
As the holiday season is fast approaching we thought we'd do a round up of this years new songs that have all been released in time for Christmas. The bin men of Wolverhampton have sadly not made the cut, although we wish them well, and as for Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's cover of 'Mistletoe And Wine', well, we thought we'd spare you that. Instead we've gone for ten of the best current crackers to get you in the mood for Christmas. There are some big hitters, including Liam Payne, Lil Nas X and even Dolly and Miley, putting their individual stamp on this years Christmas list, let's hope one or more of them is just the surprise gift you've been looking for.
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Serenade your mother with these touching tunes.
Give your mother something else to think about during these troubling times with our heartfelt Mother's Day playlist. Get her flowers as well though - we imagine she's expecting more than a few nice songs. And offer to do her shopping. She deserves it!
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Mama - Spice Girls
Jason Aldean takes home Entertainer of the Year once again.
The 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Reba McEntire have come and gone, with a predictable winners list and some spectacular performances at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It was always going to be an emotional event, coming six months after the city saw the nation's worst mass shooting in history, but the artists did the occasion proud.
Chris Stapleton performing on the today show
Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert were the big solo winners of the night with two awards apiece; Chris winning Album of the Year for 'From a Room: Vol. 1' as well as Male Vocalist of the Year, and Miranda Lambert taking home Song of the Year for 'Tin Man' and Female Vocalist.
Continue reading: Chris Stapleton And Miranda Lambert Win Big At The 2018 ACM Awards
Underwood had suffered a fall at her home in Nashville back in November.
After suffering broken bones and rumoured facial injuries following a nasty accident at her home in Nashville late last year, country star Carrie Underwood has shared a new picture with fans, her first since the accident.
On Wednesday (April 4th), the 35 year old singer posted an uncaptioned black-and-white snap of herself in the studio, showing the left hand side of her face in profile. Many of her fans were delighted that she was recording again, working on her sixth album, but some were curious as to the extent of her injuries and how she was recovering.
She had said that an accidental fall at her home in Nashville back in November 2017 had left her “not quite looking the same”, revealing two months later in January that she had not only broken her wrist, but needed up to 50 stitches in her face.
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood Posts First Pic Since Rumoured Facial Injury
The singer suffered a fall at her home in Nashville in November.
Carrie Underwood revealed to fans on January 1st that she “might look a bit different” the next time they see her, after she received between 40 and 50 stitches to her face following a fall in November.
While the singer hasn’t posted any recent full face photos to her Instagram, she was photographed on December 12, when she ran into fellow ‘Below Deck’ alum Adrienne Gang at the gym.
She doesn't know how well she's going to heal.
Carrie Underwood has shocked fans over fears that she might be left visibly physically deformed after damaging her face in a nasty fall outside her home in Nashville in November. After having several stitches, she reveals that she just doesn't know what's on the other end of the healing process.
Carrie Underwood at the CMA Awards show
She's got one of the most stunning faces in the world of country music, but this American sweetheart might be scarred for life after a fall on some outdoor steps left her with a broken wrist and 'gruesome' facial injuries that required quite a lot of stitches.
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood Looks 'Different' After Hitting Her Face In A Fall
She had to cancel her appearance at a benefit concert.
Poor Carrie Underwood. She had a nasty fall at her Nashville home last week, landing her a brief spell in hospital, and she ended up having to miss the Country Rising benefit concert as she recovered from her painful injuries. She insists that she is feeling fine, however.
Carrie Underwood at the 2017 CMA Awards
The 34-year-old country star fell on a set of steps outside her house on Friday night (November 10th 2017), according to a report in the Tennessean. She wound up in hospital with a few cuts and bruises, as well as a broken wrist which caused her to cancel her Sunday show.
Continue reading: Carrie Underwood Suffers Broken Bones In Nasty Fall At Home
Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Alan Jackson joins this year's performers.
The 51st Annual Country Music Association Awards is finally upon us, with the evening bringing in some of the biggest country stars to compete for some of the genre's most coveted awards while also performing live at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. We just can't wait.
Carrie Underwood at the ACM Awards
Perhaps the most exciting addition to the line-up is this year's Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Alan Jackson; a veteran of the genre who has won 16 CMA Awards out of 81 nominations making him the most nominated artist ever after George Strait. It's his 24th performance at the event since his first in 1990 when he played 'Chasin' That Neon Rainbow'.
Continue reading: Everything You Need To Know About 2017 CMA Awards Performers
Carrie Underwood performs live in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 26th November 2016
Carrie Underwood - Carrie Underwood performs live at Allstate Arena during The Storyteller Tour at Allstate Arena - Rosemont, Illinois, United States - Wednesday 18th May 2016
Rumours about Blake Shelton dating Gwen Stefani were confirmed just before the CMAs - was Shelton trying to 'win the break-up' after his divorce from Miranda Lambert?
On the same night that Shelton was on the receiving end of quite a few jokes about his recent divorce from Miranda Lambert at the Country Music Awards, TMZ reported that the rumours about him going out with Stefani (who also recently split up with her husband, and the father of her three children, Gavin Rossdale) were true.
Just before the CMAs started, Shelton's publicist confirmed that he is dating Gwen Stefani
Continue reading: Blake Shelton Is Officially Dating Gwen Stefani
In an interview with Seth Meyers, Shelton said that his divorce from Miranda Lambert would be the "elephant in the room" at the CMAs.
The 39 year old was interviewed on NBC’s ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ on Tuesday (October 27th), and revealed that he’s prepared for a few laughs at his expense, after he and his ex-wife Lambert, 31, announced their split earlier this summer. The ceremony is taking place on November 4th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.
Blake Shelton with Miranda Lambert at the Grammys in 2015
Date of birth
10th March, 1980
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