Artist: Carrie Underwood
Hit Songs: Before He Cheats, Last Name, Cowboy Casanova, Good Girl
Awards: 6 Grammys, 7 American Music Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards
Origin of the star
Underwood was born with a magical voice. Her star-qualities were soon discovered and she began to polish her skills. Carrie Underwood performed in a number of music shows and local events while growing up. This gave her the confidence to perform in front of huge crowd and hone her skills even further.
The Princess becomes the Country Queen
In 2004, Underwood auditioned for the fourth season of famous reality show American Idol. Only after a few performances, she made her presence known on the show. Her impeccable singing and charming persona earned her a strong following by the name of “Carrie Care Bears” during the contest. Pleasing the jury and audiences alike, Underwood won the competition and landed a record deal along with other winning perks.
Her music career kick started with the release of her record-breaking single Inside Your Heaven in June 2005. Carrie Underwood's first album Some Hearts came out in November 2005 and it clinched the top position at the Billboard Top Country Albums, while reaching at two on the Billboard 200. Churning out hits like Jesus, Take the Wheel and Before He Cheats, the album became the highest-selling record of 2006.
The next album, Carnival Ride came out in October 2007 and topped the Billboard 200 and Country Album charts. Earning a lot of critical and commercial praise, the album was certified Triple Platinum. This phenomenal success brought many awards along including Grammys, Billboard Music and CMT Awards.
The Ongoing Stardom
The recurring success and fame continued in the coming years with the release of more singles and albums. Her third album Play On was released in November 2009 and it maintained all the past success records by topping the charts. Carrie Underwood went on to tour major states of the country and celebrated the success of her new album. She became the hottest touring artist of the year and Carrie Underwood tickets sold out fast.
Carrie Underwood's most recent album Blown Away hit the shelves in May 2012. The album became Underwood's fourth consecutive chart topper and earned her several accolades and honors. This accomplishment brought her on the road once again and Underwood launched her first world tour in the summer of 2012.
The Underwood Live!
Carrie Underwood is ready to share the groundbreaking success of her newest album with her fans. This time around, she will be hitting six major countries and 110 cities for her astounding live performances. Attend one of her live concerts when the country queen comes to your city.