Carrie Underwood. biography
Carrie Marie Underwood was born on March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and initially overlooked her musical aspirations to study broadcast journalism at Northeastern State University. During her senior year, her dreams of becoming a famous singer were reignited when she tried out for the reality competition series American Idol. Blowing past the first couple of auditions, Underwood went on to win the fourth season along with a hefty recording contract.
Underwood's first album Some Hearts (2005) was a huge hit, becoming certified 3x platinum and the fastest-selling female country album since 1991. The lead single "Jesus, Take the Wheel" was critically praised and earned Underwood the Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year, the Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and an additional Grammy for Best New Artist in 2006.
Her second, darker single "Before He Cheats" had similar success and resulted in Underwood taking home a CMA Award for Single of the Year and a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2007.
Later that year, her next album Carnival Ride (2007) debuted at the top of the charts with the hit singles "All-American Girl" and "Last Name." For her efforts, Underwood acquired the CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year as well as a CMA nomination for Album of the Year in 2008. On May 10, 2008, Underwood was named a member of the Grand Ole Opry, making her the youngest member at the age of 26.
Underwood's third studio album Play On was released in November 2009, with its hit singles "Cowboy Casanova," "Temporary Home" and "Undo It" reaching number one on various charts. The album's tremendous success resulted in Underwood winning the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance ("Last Name") as well as two CMA Award nominations for Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year in 2010.
On May 1, 2012, Underwood released her fourth studio album Blown Away alongside its lead singles "Good Girl" and "Blown Away." The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, Digital Albums chart and Country Albums chart and guided Underwood to the 2012 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album, two American Country Awards for Single of the Year ("Remind Me") and Female Artist of the Year, as well as two Grammy Award nominations.
Aside from her music resume, Underwood has made a few on-screen appearances, including Sesame Street (2009), How I Met Your Mother (2010) and the biopic Soul Surfer (2011). On November 30, 2012, NBC announced that Underwood would be playing Maria von Trapp in its live broadcast of The Sound of Music, which is set air sometime in 2013.
Carrie Underwood Husband & Dating History Timeline
2002 - 2005
While studying at Northeastern State University, Carrie's boyfriend was Drake Clark.
Carrie and Dallas Cowboy's Tony Romo first developed a friendship in 2006 that eventually evolved into a relationship. After a year of speculation and showing up at the Academy of Country Music Awards, Romo finally confirmed reports that they were boyfriend and girlfriend on his website in May 2007. According to sources, the two split up when Romo refused to sacrifice his favorite game for his "favorite" girl.
August 2007 - March 2008
Carrie and Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford were reportedly all over each other for a couple of months before ending it via text message in 2008.
2008 - Present
Carrie and NHL stud Mike Fisher first caught each other's eye at one of her 2008 concerts and immediately started dating. They went on to get engaged in December 2009, with Carrie opening up about the proposal details on VH1's Behind the Music, recalling, "It was just a really sweet moment. He said my full name, 'Carrie Marie Underwood, will you marry me?' [He] got down on his knee, like every man should. And I tackled him in the snow. I forgot to even look at the ring, like, I wasn't even paying attention. After that we prayed together. We were both so excited and we just wanted God to watch over us, and our plans, and our marriage, and whatever might happen from that day forward."
The couple tied the knot at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgia on July 10, 2010.