100 Facts About Carrie Underwood

1. Carrie Underwood's rose to prominence after winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005.

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

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

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4. Carrie Underwood's is the seventh 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, with 16.

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5. Carrie Underwood said of the event, "I honestly think it's a lot better that nothing came out of it now, because I wouldn't have been ready then.

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

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7. Carrie Underwood's said, "After high school, I pretty much gave up on the dream of singing.

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

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

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

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

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

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13. 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.

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14. Carrie Underwood's 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.

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15. 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".

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16. 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.

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17. 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".

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18. In 2007, at the 49th Grammy Awards, Some Hearts received four Grammy nominations and Carrie Underwood won her first two Grammy Awards: Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Jesus, Take the Wheel.

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

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20. 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.

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

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22. 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.

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

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

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25. 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.

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26. 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.

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

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

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

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30. 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".

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

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

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33. 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.

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

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35. 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.

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

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

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38. 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.

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39. 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.

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

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41. 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".

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42. 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.

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

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44. 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.

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

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

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47. 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.

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48. 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.

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49. 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.

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50. 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.

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

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

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

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

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55. 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.

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56. Carrie Underwood told Billboard, "After The Sound of Music, I feel like I can really buckle down and start working on the next album.

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

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58. Carrie Underwood's 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".

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59. 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.

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

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

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

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63. In June 2016, Carrie Underwood received three nominations from the CMT Music Awards, taking home two honors for "Smoke Break", expanding her CMT Music Award total to 15—the most among all acts.

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

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

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

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

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68. 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.

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

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

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

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72. 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.

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

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

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

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76. 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.

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77. 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.

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78. 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.

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79. 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.

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80. On March 18, 2022, Carrie Underwood released a new single, titled "Ghost Story", which she announced on social media on March 14.

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81. When speaking to the press a tearful Carrie Underwood expressed "I feel it's one of the most important bodies of work I've wanted to do literally my whole career, and I got to.

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82. 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.

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83. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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91. Carrie Underwood's 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.

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92. 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.

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

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94. 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.

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95. 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.

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

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

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98. 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.

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99. Carrie Underwood tweeted, "Shame on TN lawmakers for passing the Ag Gag bill.

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

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