225 Facts About Carrie Underwood


Carrie Marie Underwood was born on March 10,1983 and is an American singer who rose to prominence after winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005.


Carrie Underwood won three Grammy Awards for the album, including Best New Artist.


Carrie Underwood achieved the second best-selling release by a woman in 2012 and won a Grammy Award with her fourth album, Blown Away.


Carrie Underwood released her first Christmas project, My Gift, in 2020, and first gospel collection, My Savior, in 2021.


Carrie Underwood is the tenth highest-certified female artist and the highest-certified female country artist of all time on the RIAA's Top Artists ranking, being the female artist with the most number-one entries on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.


Carrie Underwood's accolades include eight Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 17 American Music Awards, five Guinness World Records and inductions into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.


Carrie Marie Underwood was born on March 10,1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Carole and Steve Underwood.


Carrie Underwood has two older sisters, Shanna and Stephanie, and was raised on her parents' farm in the nearby rural town of Checotah.


Carrie Underwood's father worked in a paper mill while her mother taught elementary school.


Carrie Underwood later sang for local events in Checotah, including Old Settler's Day and the Lions Club.


In 1997, Capitol Records was preparing a contract for Carrie Underwood but canceled it when company management changed.


Carrie Underwood graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 as salutatorian.


Carrie Underwood spent part of one of her summers as a page for Oklahoma State Representative Bobby Frame.


Carrie Underwood waited tables at a pizzeria, worked at a zoo, and worked at a veterinary clinic.


Carrie Underwood is an alumna of the Alpha Iota chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.


Carrie Underwood competed in numerous beauty pageants at the university and was selected as Miss NSU runner-up in 2004.


In mid-2004, Carrie Underwood auditioned for American Idol in St Louis, Missouri, singing Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me".


Carrie Underwood gained a fan base known as "Carrie's Care Bears" during the course of the show.


On May 25,2005, Carrie Underwood became the season four winner.


Carrie Underwood's winnings included a recording contract worth at least a million dollars, use of a private jet for a year, and a Ford Mustang convertible.


The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, with Carrie Underwood becoming only the third artist to debut in the top slot since chart policy changed in 1998.


Carrie Underwood broke Billboard chart history as the first country music artist ever to debut at number one on the Hot 100 and the song became the first song from a country artist to go to number one on the Hot 100 since country group Lonestar's "Amazed" did so in 2000.


At the 2006 CMT Awards, Carrie Underwood won both the Breakthrough Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for "Jesus, Take The Wheel".


Carrie Underwood later won the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the American Music Awards, and was nominated for Favorite Female Country Artist.


Carrie Underwood won five awards at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards that December, including the coveted Album of the Year, Top 200 Female Artist of the Year, Female Country Artist, New Country Artist, and Country Album of the Year.


That year, Carrie Underwood won a Gospel Music Association Dove Award for Country Recorded Song of the Year, for "Jesus, Take The Wheel".


At the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2007, Carrie Underwood won Album of the Year, Video of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year.


Carrie Underwood was nominated for "World's Best Selling New Artist" at the 2006 World Music Awards.


Carrie Underwood won two awards at the 2007 Country Music Association Awards: Female Vocalist of the Year, for the second consecutive time, and Single Record of the Year, for "Before He Cheats".


Carrie Underwood sang the Eagles song "Life in the Fast Lane" alongside Grammy nominees Rascal Flatts.


Carrie Underwood sang the Eagles' "Desperado" to honor Don Henley of The Eagles.


Carrie Underwood paid tribute to Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys by performing "New San Antonio Rose".


At the 50th Grammy Awards, in 2008, Carrie Underwood was nominated for two more Grammys: Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for "Before He Cheats" and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, for "Oh, Love" a duet with Brad Paisley.


Carrie Underwood won one Grammy Award that night, for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, and performed "Before He Cheats" at the ceremony.


In December 2005, Carrie Underwood was named Oklahoman of the Year by Oklahoma Today.


In December 2006, Carrie Underwood joined Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, and Josh Groban to sing "For Once in My Life" on The Oprah Winfrey Show.


Carrie Underwood performed with the USO Christmas Tour in Iraq during the 2006 Holiday season.


Carrie Underwood performed at the 2007 Idol Gives Back concert, singing "I'll Stand By You", a cover of The Pretenders hit.


In 2007, Forbes reported that Carrie Underwood earned over $7 million between June 2006 and June 2007.


On Carnival Ride, Carrie Underwood was more involved in the songwriting process; she set up a writers' retreat at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium to collaborate with such Music Row tunesmiths as Hillary Lindsey, Craig Wiseman, Rivers Rutherford, and Gordie Sampson.


In January 2008, Carrie Underwood embarked on a joint tour with Keith Urban called the Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy Carnival Ride Tour, with dates fixed nationwide that continued through April.


Carrie Underwood then started her headlined tour, the Carnival Ride Tour, in February 2008, with dates across all North America, and ended it on December 14,2008, playing to 1.2 million fans throughout the tour and being named the top-selling country female touring artist of 2008.


Carrie Underwood received two nominations for the 2008 Country Music Association Awards.


At the ceremony, Carrie Underwood performed "Just a Dream" and was introduced by Leslie Ponder, the wife of a veteran who had died.


In 2008, Carrie Underwood won her first international award, which was "Female Vocalist of the Year" at the European Country Music Association Awards.


Carrie Underwood won for Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, thus making her the first woman to win the award in ten years and the 7th female to take it in the award show's four-decade run.


Carrie Underwood was nominated for Video of the Year at the 2009 CMT Awards for "Just A Dream".


At the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010, Carrie Underwood won her fifth Grammy Award: she won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for "I Told You So" with Randy Travis and was nominated again for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for "Just A Dream".


Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich stated that Michael Jackson greatly admired Carrie Underwood, which is why she was hand-picked to perform during his tribute.


On March 15,2008, Carrie Underwood was invited by Randy Travis to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.


On October 22,2008, Carrie Underwood unveiled her wax figure at Madame Tussauds New York.


In 2008, it was reported by Forbes that Carrie Underwood earned over $9 million between June 2007 and June 2008, being number 79 on the Top Celebrity 100 list.


In 2009, Forbes reported that Carrie Underwood was the top earning American Idol alumnus from June 2008 to May 17,2009.


Carrie Underwood recorded the song "Ever Ever After" for the soundtrack of the 2007 Walt Disney film Enchanted.


Carrie Underwood co-wrote a song for Idol alum Kristy Lee Cook's major-label debut album Why Wait.


In November 2008, Carrie Underwood recorded a virtual and posthumous duet with Elvis Presley, on his classic "I'll Be Home For Christmas", for his 2008 album Christmas Duets.


Presley's ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, herself asked Carrie Underwood to do the duet: "Priscilla wanted me to do 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'", she says.


Carrie Underwood released her third studio album, Play On, on November 3,2009.


Carrie Underwood sold out the prestigious Hollywood Bowl on October 2,2010.


On January 4,2011, official statistics revealed that Carrie Underwood played to over 1 million fans throughout the tour, resulting in her being named again as the top-ranked female country touring artist of the year.


Carrie Underwood was nominated for six Academy of Country Music Awards.


At the show's ceremony in April 2010, Carrie Underwood was named Entertainer of the Year, making her the first woman to win this award twice.


Carrie Underwood was only the second Female to win the coveted "Triple Crown Award", the first being Barbara Mandrell.


Carrie Underwood won two international awards at the 8th French Country Music Awards, which were Best Female Vocalist and Video of the Year, for "Cowboy Casanova".


Carrie Underwood co-hosted the 2010 CMA Awards with Brad Paisley for the third year in a row.


At the 2011 Grammy Awards, Carrie Underwood was nominated for 'Best Female Country Vocal Performance' for "Temporary Home".


Carrie Underwood was honored by the CMT Artists of the Year special as one of the 5 top Artists of the year in 2010 in country music.


At the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards, Carrie Underwood sang with Steven Tyler both her song "Undo It" and Aerosmith's "Walk This Way".


In May 2011, Carrie Underwood was one of the seven women to be honored by the Academy of Country Music at the Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country special.


Carrie Underwood was recognized for being the first and only female artist in the academy's history to ever win Entertainer of the Year twice.


At the ceremony, Vince Gill introduced Carrie Underwood and presented her with the special award.


Carrie Underwood sang one of her hits, "Jesus, Take The Wheel", and joined Underwood on a rendition performance of "How Great Thou Art".


In December 2009, Some Hearts was named the number-one Country Album of the 2000 Decade by Billboard and Carrie Underwood was the top-ranked female artist on Billboard Best Country Artists of the 2000 Decade list.


In May 2010, Carrie Underwood was selected on People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People List for 2010.


Carrie Underwood co-wrote and recorded a song titled "There's a Place for Us", the lead single from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.


At the season ten finale of American Idol, Carrie Underwood selected a song for contestant Lauren Alaina to sing.


Carrie Underwood is featured on "Remind Me", a duet with Brad Paisley that reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, giving Carrie Underwood her eleventh number-one single on such chart and fourteenth overall.


Carrie Underwood has a duet with Tony Bennett on his 2011 album Duets II and another duet with Randy Travis on his 2011 Anniversary Celebration album.


Carrie Underwood was one of the headliners of the iHeartRadio Music Festival.


Robinson returned the favor to Carrie Underwood by singing "My Girl" to her.


In 2010, Carrie Underwood was reported by Forbes to have earned over $13 million from May 2009 to May 2010, being the top-earning Idol.


In July 2011, Forbes reported that Carrie Underwood earned over $20 million between May 2010 and May 2011, being the top-earning American Idol alumnus for the fourth consecutive year.


On February 4,2012, Carrie Underwood joined Steven Tyler to record CMT's Crossroads at the Pepsi Coliseum during the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam of Super Bowl XLVI.


Carrie Underwood has said that this album features songs with a "darker storyline".


At the 2012 CMT Music Awards, Carrie Underwood won the awards for Video of the Year, for "Good Girl", and Collaborative Video of the Year, for "Remind Me", her duet with Brad Paisley.


In early 2013, Carrie Underwood won the prize for Top Selling International Album of the Year at the 41st Country Music Awards of Australia.


Also in February 2013, Carrie Underwood won her sixth Grammy Award, for Best Country Solo Performance, for "Blown Away".


Carrie Underwood performed a medley of "Blown Away" and "Two Black Cadillacs" at the awards show ceremony featuring an LED-powered dress.


Carrie Underwood won International Album of the Year at the 2013 British Country Music Awards.


At the 2013 CMT Music Awards, Carrie Underwood won her 10th award, becoming the most awarded artist ever in CMT Music Awards history.


Carrie Underwood won Video of the Year for "Blown Away" for the fourth time, which makes her the artist with the most wins ever in the category.


The first leg of the Blown Away Tour made Carrie Underwood the best-selling female country touring artist of 2012, grossing over $29.2 million and bringing her career tour revenues to over $95 million.


Carrie Underwood wrapped the Blown Away Tour in late May 2013, playing to one million fans across three continents and six countries.


Carrie Underwood released The Blown Away Tour: LIVE, a DVD with nearly 100 minutes of performance footage, behind-the-scene looks, interviews, and music videos from the album Blown Away.


Carrie Underwood earned close to $12 million, being American Idol Top Earner and second for female country artists.


On January 21,2013, "Can't Stop Lovin' You", a song by rock band Aerosmith with featured vocals by Carrie Underwood, was released as a single.


Carrie Underwood performed one of The Beatles' iconic songs, "Yesterday".


Carrie Underwood confirmed that she began planning a new album in August 2013 and would start prep work sometime in 2014.


Carrie Underwood was featured on "Somethin' Bad" from Miranda Lambert's album Platinum.


Carrie Underwood's performances were highly acclaimed by critics and even by Stevie Nicks, who performed with Underwood.


In September, Carrie Underwood headlined the 2014 Global Citizen Festival, alongside Jay-Z, No Doubt and other music acts.


Carrie Underwood headlined the 2014 Concert for Valor in November, alongside Eminem, Metallica, Foo Fighters, and other music acts, where she was backed by the Singing Sergeants of the US Air Force during the performance of "Something in the Water".


Carrie Underwood was asked by Bono himself to front U2's World AIDS Day Concert, alongside U2, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay's Chris Martin, and Kanye West, on December 1,2014.


Carrie Underwood was joined on stage by U2 guitarist The Edge during a performance of her song "Change", which received acclaim.


At the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, Carrie Underwood won the Milestone Award, for which she had been nominated due to her chart success, especially her record of having the best starting run ever by a woman on the Country Airplay chart.


Carrie Underwood won the award for Favorite Female Country Artist at the American Music Awards, marking her eighth career AMA.


Carrie Underwood was named 2014's top female Christian artist by Billboard.


In 2015 at the 57th Grammy Awards, Carrie Underwood won Best Country Solo Performance for "Something in the Water", marking her seventh career Grammy Award.


At the 2015 CMT Music Awards, Carrie Underwood won three awards, including Video of the Year for "Something in the Water".


Carrie Underwood won her ninth American Music Award in 2015, winning Favorite Female Country Artist.


Carrie Underwood earned $10 million between 2013 and 2014, topping Forbes' list of the top-earning American Idols, and $8 million between 2014 and 2015.


Carrie Underwood returned to the studio to finish her fifth studio album in the spring of 2015.


Carrie Underwood became the first female artist to score two number one hits on the Country Airplay chart in 2016.


Carrie Underwood launched the Storyteller Tour, her fifth headlining tour, in January 2016, with a second half picking up in August.


Carrie Underwood earned $26 million between 2015 and 2016, ranking among Forbes' list of highest-paid country music acts, and $20 million between 2016 and 2017, ranking on Billboard's Top 50 Money Makers list.


Carrie Underwood was named Female Vocalist of the Year by the American Country Countdown Awards in 2016, and received the CMA Chairman's Award.


Carrie Underwood received two nominations from the Billboard Music Awards, including Top Country Artist.


In September 2016, Carrie Underwood was the first artist to receive the ACM Lifting Lives Gary Haber Award, for her continuous work with charities.


On October 20,2016, Carrie Underwood was honored as one of CMT Artists of the Year, marking her third year to receive the award.


Carrie Underwood received four nominations for the 50th Annual Country Music Association Awards, including her first nomination for Entertainer of the Year.


Carrie Underwood walked away with Female Vocalist of the Year, her fourth time to win the award.


Carrie Underwood further received three nominations for the 2016 American Music Awards, including the top prize for Artist of the Year.


Carrie Underwood won Favorite Female Country Artist for the fourth time and Favorite Country Album for the fifth time, expanding her record as the only artist to win the award for all albums released.


Carrie Underwood received two nominations for the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including Entertainer of the Year.


Carrie Underwood scored three more nominations for the 2017 CMT Music Awards in June, including Video of the Year for "Church Bells".


Carrie Underwood won Female Video of the year, extending her record for most wins in the show's history.


Carrie Underwood scored two nominations for the 2017 Teen Choice awards, including Choice Country Artist, which she won for a third consecutive year.


In January 2017, Carrie Underwood took time off at the beginning of the year to spend time with family, and would then, possibly, begin to write for her next album.


In March 2017, Carrie Underwood signed with Universal Music Group's Capitol Records Nashville after being with Arista Nashville for nearly twelve years.


Matthew West collaborated with Carrie Underwood, who performed background vocals on the song "Something Greater" from his album, All In.


Carrie Underwood again received a nomination in the Female Vocalist category, her twelfth nomination to date.


Carrie Underwood performed "Softly and Tenderly" as part of a tribute to the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival shooting, and the performance received widespread acclaim.


Carrie Underwood did not make any public appearances for several months following the incident.


In January 2018, Carrie Underwood released "The Champion", a promotional duet single featuring Ludacris for Super Bowl LII.


Carrie Underwood performed "Cry Pretty", in addition to "See You Again" with the remaining top five contestants.


On May 8, Carrie Underwood received four nominations and one win for the 2018 CMT Music Awards.


Carrie Underwood received a nomination for Choice Country Artist and "Cry Pretty" received a nomination for Choice Country Song for the Teen Choice awards, winning Choice Country Artist and expanding her record for most wins in the category.


Carrie Underwood is the first woman to hit the top of the Billboard 200 chart with four country albums.


Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosted the 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards on November 14,2018, where she picked up her fifth win as the CMA's Female Vocalist of the Year.


Carrie Underwood gave the debut performance of "Southbound", the official third single from the Cry Pretty album, during the show.


Carrie Underwood further received two more nominations for the Billboard Music Awards, including Top Country Album for Cry Pretty and Top Female Country Artist, winning the latter, bringing her total career wins to 11.


Carrie Underwood performed "Southbound" at Centennial Park during the show's broadcast; the performance was free and open to the public.


Carrie Underwood co-hosted the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards for her twelfth year, this time with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.


Carrie Underwood received her second nomination for Entertainer of the Year and debuted "Drinking Alone", the final single from the Cry Pretty album.


In December 2019, Carrie Underwood was one of several artists who attended the Kennedy Center Honors; she paid tribute to recipient Linda Ronstadt by performing two of her songs.


Carrie Underwood released her debut book, Find Your Path, on March 3,2020, went on a book tour, and appeared on television shows, including Rachael Ray.


Carrie Underwood received two nominations for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards; Entertainer of the Year and Female Artist of the Year.


Carrie Underwood later won the award for Entertainer of the Year; the win made her the most-awarded woman in that category.


Carrie Underwood tied with Thomas Rhett, making it the first time in history two artists would share the award.


On December 3,2020, Carrie Underwood starred in and executive produced a holiday special airing on HBO Max, performing all of the songs from My Gift.


Carrie Underwood performed a virtual concert on Easter Sunday from the Ryman Auditorium, with over $100,000 raised for the charity Save the Children.


At the Latin American Music Awards of 2021 on April 15, Carrie Underwood joined Bisbal for the debut televised performance of the song in Sunrise, Florida; the pair were nominated for Favorite Video of the Year.


At the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards, Carrie Underwood received one nomination for Video of the Year, "Hallelujah" featuring John Legend; she performed a medley of songs from My Savior, with a guest appearance by CeCe Winans.


Carrie Underwood received four nominations at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, and one win, Top Christian Album, for My Gift.


Carrie Underwood collaborated with Dan + Shay on a cover of "Only Us" for the soundtrack album of the 2021 film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen that was released as a single on September 3,2021.


Carrie Underwood appeared on the duet single "If I Didn't Love You", with Jason Aldean, the third collaboration of the year for Underwood.


On November 21, Carrie Underwood scored two more wins at the American Music Awards of 2021, making her one of the most-awarded artists in the show's history.


Carrie Underwood performed two songs, including "Let There Be Peace" from the My Gift album.


Carrie Underwood received two Grammy nominations for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, winning one for Best Gospel Album for My Savior when they aired in April 2022.


At the 2022 CMT Music Awards, Carrie Underwood won in two categories, including Video of the Year, for "If I Didn't Love You" with Jason Aldean, continuing her run as the most-awarded artist in the show's history.


Carrie Underwood gave the second live performance of "Ghost Story", while being suspended several feet above the stage.


Carrie Underwood received three nominations for the Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year, airing November 9,2022.


Carrie Underwood received two nominations for the American Music Awards of 2022, that aired on November 20.


Carrie Underwood has mentioned rock acts like Queen, Guns N' Roses, George Michael, the Rolling Stones, and My Chemical Romance as influences.


Carrie Underwood could do so many amazing things with his voice.


Carrie Underwood's music is generally country pop with a rock influence similar to that of Kelly Clarkson, as noticed by Rolling Stone.


Since her debut in 2005, Carrie Underwood has been praised by both veteran artists and music critics.


Grady Smith of The Guardian has praised her, saying "Carrie Underwood has emerged as the leader of country music".


Carrie Underwood has further received public commendation from Stevie Nicks, Steven Tyler, Tony Bennett, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn.


David Wild of Rolling Stone has stated that "Carrie Underwood is the greatest thing that American Idol ever gave us".


Carrie Underwood was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2017, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018, for her achievements in music.


Carrie Underwood has influenced pop girl group Fifth Harmony, singer Mollie King of British pop girl group The Saturdays, singer Kelsea Ballerini, The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery, American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina, and singer and actress Lucy Hale.


The most awarded country artist of all time, Carrie Underwood has been the recipient of eight Grammy Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, sixteen Academy of Country Music Awards, seventeen American Music Awards, nine Country Music Association Awards, seven Teen Choice Awards, five CMT Artists of the Year awards, and twenty-three CMT Music Awards, among others.


Carrie Underwood was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, for her many accomplishments in country music, and into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009.


Carrie Underwood was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2017, the highest honor one can receive from the state.


In September 2020, Carrie Underwood won her third Entertainer of the year award from the Academy of Country Music, making her the first woman in history to do so.


Carrie Underwood was the highest-certified country album artist to debut in the 21st century.


Carrie Underwood experienced quick commercial success in the industry, with her debut album, Some Hearts, becoming the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of the SoundScan era, the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, the best-selling Country album of the last 14 years, and the best-selling album by an American Idol alum in the US.


Carrie Underwood became the first woman to score ten number-ones on such a chart since Rosanne Cash in 1988.


Carrie Underwood then broke and expanded her Guinness Book record by scoring four more number-one singles on the Hot Country Songs between 2011 and 2014, for a total of fourteen number-ones.


Carrie Underwood is the woman with the most number-ones in the history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart, having had 15 leaders.


Since May 2011, Carrie Underwood is the Biggest American Idol Earner, with tour revenues and records sales combined.


Carrie Underwood is the fourth biggest album seller of the past 10 years in the United States.


In September 2018, Carrie Underwood received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for her numerous achievements in music.


Carrie Underwood has been the top-earning American Idol alum of all time since 2014.


In 2005, Carrie Underwood appeared in a Skechers global advertising campaign.


In 2007, Carrie Underwood appeared in Target advertisements promoting her album Carnival Ride.


In 2008, Carrie Underwood worked with Nintendo for the launch of their Nintendo DS appearing in various television commercials.


That same year, Carrie Underwood became the spokesperson for Vitamin Water starring in television and magazine advertisements.


In 2010, Carrie Underwood became the spokesperson for the Pedigree adoption drive.


Carrie Underwood has appeared in the global advertising campaign for their facial wash.


In January 2014, Carrie Underwood signed a deal with Nicole by OPI to launch 14 new nail lacquers.


Carrie Underwood established the Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation in 2009.


Carrie Underwood held a surprise concert at a local high school and then unveiled the gifts.


Carrie Underwood is a supporter of the Humane Society of the United States and has done several public service announcements for the organization.


Carrie Underwood has done a "Protect Your Pets" public service announcement for Do Something.


In 2010, Carrie Underwood became the official spokesperson for the Pedigree adoption drive.


Carrie Underwood told the British newspaper The Independent, "As a married person myself, I don't know what it's like to be told I can't marry somebody I love and want to marry", she said.


Carrie Underwood launched the Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives Temporary Home Fund in 2010.


The Fund specifically benefits victims of the Tennessee floods of early 2010 and it was kicked off with grants that Carrie Underwood received from ACM as Entertainer of the Year.


Carrie Underwood teamed up with Brooks and Dunn to support the new Fund by recording a Public Service Announcement.


In February 2011, Carrie Underwood donated $140,125 to Save the Children.


Carrie Underwood is a supporter of the United Service Organization, Clothes off our back, and Habitat For Humanity.


In 2012, Carrie Underwood donated $1 of every ticket sold on the North American leg of the Blown Away Tour to the Canadian and American Red Cross.


On May 24,2013, Carrie Underwood donated $1 million in proceeds from her recent Blown Away Tour to the Red Cross for relief efforts in response to the Oklahoma tornado.


Carrie Underwood appeared on How I Met Your Mother in March 2010.


Carrie Underwood played the role of Tiffany, a medical sales rep that forms a relationship with Ted.


Carrie Underwood was surprised how well Underwood performed in her first acting role.


Carrie Underwood made her film debut in Soul Surfer in April 2011.


Carrie Underwood played Sarah Hill, the church youth leader who helped Bethany Hamilton overcome the obstacles she faced after the shark attack.


Carrie Underwood released her debut book, Find Your Path, on March 3,2020, published by Dey Street Books.


Carrie Underwood began dating NHL player Mike Fisher after they met at one of her concerts in late 2008, and they became engaged in December 2009.


Between the births of her two sons, Carrie Underwood had three miscarriages.


Carrie Underwood was selected by The Hockey News on its annual list of the 100 People of Power and Influence in Ice Hockey.


Carrie Underwood is a practicing Evangelical Christian, and is an animal lover and a vegan.


Carrie Underwood stopped eating meat at the age of 13 because she could not stand the thought of eating one of her own animals.


Ten months later, Carrie Underwood shared she had adopted a new dog, named Charlie, who she met backstage while touring in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Carrie Underwood has stated that she has a great interest in sports.


Carrie Underwood has participated in the annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball tournament for charity for many years.


Carrie Underwood performed at halftime of the 2006 Thanksgiving Day football game at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas, and was friends with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.


Carrie Underwood performed the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the NFC Championship Game between the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers in 2006, as well as at the 2006 edition of NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600, the MLB All Star Game in Pittsburgh, and at Game 3 of the 2007 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies.


On February 7,2010, Carrie Underwood performed the National Anthem for Super Bowl XLIV.


Carrie Underwood has performed the opening theme song for NBC Sunday Night Football since 2013.


Carrie Underwood's original song was a modification of her song "Oh, Sunday Night", but was changed to an original song, "Game On", for the 2018 NFL season.


Carrie Underwood sang the National Anthem for the Nashville Predators prior to their victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and prior to their victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 2 of the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.