Carrie Underwood


Carrie Underwood

Infobox musical artist
Name = Carrie Underwood



Img_capt = Carrie Underwood performs for US Army Troops on a USO tour in Iraq.
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name =Carrie Marie Underwood
Born = birth date and age|1983|3|10
Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA
Origin =
Religion = Baptist
Occupation = Singer-songwriter
Instrument = Vocals, guitar , piano
Voice_type = Mezzo-soprano
Genre = Country pop
Years_active = 2005-present
Label = Arista Nashville
Associated_acts = Randy Travis, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts
URL = [http://www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com/ www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com]

Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma) is an American country singer-songwriter. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of "American Idol", and has become a multi-platinum selling recording artist and a multiple Grammy Award winner. Her debut album, "Some Hearts", was certified seven times platinum and is the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history.cite news
title = Chart success continues for Carrie Underwood
url = http://www.countrystandardtime.com/news/newsitem.asp?xid=103&t=Chart_success_continues_for_Carrie_Underwood
publisher = Country Standard Time News
date = 2006-02-15
accessdate = 2007-08-06
] "Some Hearts" yielded three number one hits on the Billboard Country charts in the United States and Canada: "Jesus, Take the Wheel","Wasted", and her biggest hit to date, "Before He Cheats". Additionally "Don't Forget to Remember Me" topped the charts in Canada. Underwood scored another Top 10 Billboard hit with her charity single, "I'll Stand by You". "Some Hearts" sold a total of seven million RIAA-certified copies as of February 2008. It is also the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history. [ [http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_headlines/article/0,3034,GAC_26063_5802667_,00.html News : Headlines : Carrie Underwood Sets Sales Record : Great American Country ] ]

Her second album, "Carnival Ride", was released on October 23, 2007. It has so far sold about 2.3 million copiescite web|url=http://www.riaa.com/newsitem.php?id=9AF90AF0-AA13-82A2-E693-D777D72F6B1C&searchterms=carrie%20underwood%20carnival&terminclude=&termexact=|title=Groban's First Noel, Eagles' 'Long Road' Drive 2007Album Brass|date=January 18, 2008|publisher=Recording Industry Association of America’s|accessdate=2008-08-17] and has produced three number one country hits, "So Small", "All-American Girl", and "Last Name". Her current single "Just a Dream" is at #4 on the Billboard "Hot Country Songs" chart.cite news | first = Katie | last = Hasty | title = Underwood Leads Three Country Debuts Onto Chart
url = http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003665671 | work = | publisher = Billboard Magazine| date= 2007-10-31 | accessdate = 2007-10-31 | language = | quote =
] Underwood's Christmas single, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts.Aside from her vocals, Underwood's success is attributed to what many fans recognize as her wholesome image. [cite news
last = Karger
first = Dave
title = The Confessions of Carrie Underwood
publisher = Entertainment Weekly
date =
url = http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20057685_20057687_20152857,00.html
accessdate =
last =
first =
title = Carrie Underwood still shocked by success
publisher = The Associated Press
date = 2007-10-29
url = http://edition.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/29/music.carrieunderwood.ap/
accessdate = 2007-12-19
] To date, Underwood has sold over 11 million records worldwide. Underwood was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on May 10, 2008.

Biography

Early life

Carrie Marie Underwood was born to Stephen and Carolyn Underwood in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and was raised on her parents' farm in the rural town of Checotah, Oklahoma. [cite web|url=http://www.people.com/people/carrie_underwood|title=Carrie Underwood - People.com|publisher=People|accessdate=2008-06-21] She has two older sisters, Shanna(Underwood)Means and Stephanie(Underwood)Shelton. Her father, Stephen, worked in a paper mill and her mother was an elementary school teacher. [cite web|url=http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/underwood__carrie/bio.jhtml|title=CMT.com - - Biography|publisher=Country Music Television|accessdate=2008-06-21] During her childhood, Underwood had performed at Robbins Memorial Talent Show while also singing at the Free Will Baptist Church and later on for local events in Checotah, including Old Settler's Day and the Lion's Club.cite web|url=http://www.buddytv.com/articles/american-idol/profile/carrie-underwood.aspx|title=Carrie Underwood|publisher=BuddyTV.com|accessdate=2008-06-21] In 1996, she was in the process of getting a contract with Capitol Records, but the deal was canceled when the recording company's management changed. [cite web|url=http://www.last.fm/music/Carrie+Underwood/+wiki|title=Carrie Underwood's Biography|publisher=Lastfm.com|accessdate=2008-06-21]

Underwood graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 as salutatorian. After high school, she attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, graduating magna cum laude in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and an emphasis in journalism.cite news
title = Country singer Carrie Underwood graduates
url = http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2006-05-07-underwood_x.htm
publisher = The Associated Press
date = 2006-05-07
accessdate = 2007-08-06
] Underwood is a member of the Alpha Iota chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.cite web
url = http://www.sigmasigmasigma.org/pages/sss_members::shiningsigmas
title=Shining Sigmas
] For two years during the summer, she performed in Northeastern's Downtown Country show in Tahlequah. She also competed in numerous beauty pageants at the university and was selected as Miss NSU runner-up in 2004.cite news
title = It's My Life
url = http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/celebs/interviews/carrie.html
publisher = PBS Kids
accessdate = 2007-08-06
quote = I was also a hospice volunteer and I got that through the sorority. You go and take care of people that are really sick. They don’t want to be in the hospital anymore. It’s just kind of about making them comfortable.
]

"American Idol"

In the summer of 2004, Underwood auditioned for "American Idol" in St. Louis. When Underwood auditioned, judge Paula Abdul wasn't present, which left Abdul's fellow judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson to decide Underwood's fate in the competition. During the top eleven finalists' performance on the March 22, 2005, "Idol" episode, Underwood sang a rendition of the number one 80's rock hit "Alone" by Heart and judge Simon Cowell predicted that Underwood would not only win the competition, but would outsell all previous "Idol" winners.cite news|title = Carrie Underwood Is America's 'Idol'|url= http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,157706,00.html|publisher= Fox News|date= 2005-05-26|accessdate= 2007-12-15] Underwood is one of five winners never to have been voted in the bottom three (the others being Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, and David Cook); one of the show's producers later said that Underwood dominated the voting, winning each week handily. [cite web
url= http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/24/arts/television/24idol.html?_r=1&oref=slogin|title= ‘Idol’ Tries to Keep Viewers Guessing|accessdate= 2008-05-24|author= Edward Wyatt|date= 2008-05-24|publisher= New York Times
] While on the show, Underwood gained a loyal fan base known as "Carrie's Care Bears". Coincidentally, she was in the same sorority (Sigma Sigma Sigma) as Linda Denham, the creator of the original Care Bears franchise. On May 25, 2005, Underwood was crowned the winner of the fourth season of "American Idol".

Underwood appeared on the sixth season of "American Idol". She sang her single "Wasted" on March 8, marking her fourth time performing on the show since winning the competition in 2005.cite news|title= American Idol Calls McBride, Underwood, Pickler|url= http://www.cmt.com/news/articles/1553175/20070223/mcbride_martina.jhtml?headlines=true|publisher= CMT|date= 2007-02-23|accessdate= 2007-08-06] Underwood also performed at the Idol Gives Back concert singing her new song, "I'll Stand By You", (a cover of the Pretenders hit) along with Kelly Clarkson, Rascal Flatts, and others. Underwood sang the same song at "American Idol"'s season finale on May 23, 2007. Underwood sang "Praying For Time", a former number one for George Michael, during the seventh season American Idol Gives Back mini-marathon. She also came back to perform "Last Name" on May 21, 2008, for the finale of the seventh season of "American Idol".

"American Idol" songs

2005-2007: "Some Hearts"

Underwood's debut album, entitled "Some Hearts", was released to store shelves on November 15, 2005, entering the Billboard 200 chart with 315,000 copies sold. The large first week sales of "Some Hearts" made it #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the biggest debut of any country artist since the advent of the SoundScan system in 1991. "Some Hearts" has since been certified septuple Platinum by the RIAA, and is the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of the SoundScan era.cite news
title = Carrie Underwood's Album Is Quintuple Platinum
url = http://www.cmt.com/news/articles/1549687/01102007/underwood__carrie.jhtml
publisher = CMT
date = 2007-01-10
accessdate = 2007-08-06
]

The album's second single, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" was released to radio on October 18, 2005. It received so much airplay that it debuted at #39 on the Billboard Country Chart in its first week. It eventually reached #1 for six consecutive weeks. The songwriters, Gordie Sampson, Brett James and Hillary Lindsey, were awarded the 2006 Grammy award for Country Song of the Year.

Underwood's third single, "Some Hearts", was only released to Pop, Adult Contemporary and Hot Adult Contemporary stations in October 2005 and peaked in the top 25 on the Hot AC format, while it made the top 15 on the AC Charts. "Don't Forget to Remember Me", the second of Underwood's singles to be released to country radio, her fourth single overall, peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Chart, as well as #49 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, it did reach #1 for a week on the Radio & Records Country Singles Chart.

Both "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Don't Forget to Remember Me" have earned number one spots in Christian radio countdowns. "Jesus, Take the Wheel" won the Gospel Music Association's award for best country single of the year. Underwood performed "Jesus, Take the Wheel" on May 23, 2006, and received a standing ovation at the ACM Awards. She ended up winning Best New Female Vocalist and Single of the year for the song. She was also nominated for Song of the Year and Female Vocalist of the year, but did not win.

Later that autumn, Underwood's third country single, "Before He Cheats", hit number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs, staying there for 5 consecutive weeks, marking Underwood's third country number one hit and her fourth number one hit all together. The song peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, achieving the slowest climb ever to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, breaking the record that was previously held by Creed from July 2000. After a year of release, the single still remains in the Billboard charts. To promote "Before He Cheats", Underwood performed it at the 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards on November 6, 2006, and later won both the Horizon Award for new country artists and Female Vocalist. Underwood's double win is the first time since 1995 that an artist won both the female vocalist and Horizon award.

On November 21, 2006, Underwood went into the American Music Awards with 2 nominations, that night she left the building winning the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award. She was also nominated for Best Female Country Artist, but did not win in that category. She also attended the "2006 Billboard Music Awards" On December 4, 2006, and took home 5 awards. She won 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. Underwood was nominated for five Academy of Country Music awards in 2007. She was nominated for Best Female Vocalist, Song of the Year, Video of the Year, Album of the Year and Single Record of the Year. She won three of her nominated categories; Album of the Year, Video of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year. On March 24, 2007, Underwood was featured as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live with host Peyton Manning. Underwood performed her hit singles "Before He Cheats" and "Wasted".

On April 11, 2007, Underwood continued her success of top 2 Country singles with the release of "Wasted". The song peaked at number 1 on the Hot Country Songs Chart, and number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video for "Wasted" debuted at number 2 on the GACTV Top 20 Countdown. At the 2007 CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on April 16, Underwood was nominated for three awards, including Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, and Video Director of the Year, all for "Before He Cheats." She won in all of the three categories. She also performed there, singing "Before He Cheats".

In early April, Underwood took a break from working on her second album to take a trip to South Africa for "American Idol"'s "Idol Gives Back" charity special. A music video package from her trip aired on the show April 25. Underwood recorded an acoustic version of The Pretenders' classic "I'll Stand By You," which served as the music bed for this "American Idol" video package. The charity single of the song released exclusively on iTunes reached the #2 spot. Underwood also appeared in Brad Paisley's latest album, "5th Gear", on a song entitled "Oh Love" (co-written by Gordie Sampson, Hillary Lindsey and Aimee Mayo). Aside from those activities, she also performed "Before He Cheats" and "Wasted" at the CMA Music Festival.

On August, 2008, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" was reported to have been sold more than 1 million ringtones and was certified Platinum, making Carrie the first country artist ever to have two songs hit Platinum Mastertone status (together with "Before He Cheats", which has been certified earlier in 2007. [http://www.americanidol.com/news/view/?pid=1398]

2007-present: "Carnival Ride"

Underwood's second album, "Carnival Ride", [cite web|url=http://aristanashville.com/pressreleases/details.cfm?artistid=1000011&pressid=1000307|title=Arista Nashville|accessdate=2007-08-30] was released on October 23, 2007.cite news
title = Carrie Underwood plans fall CD release
url = http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19811621
publisher = MSNBC
date = 2007-07-17
accessdate = 2007-08-06
] "So Small", the first single from the album, was released on July 31.cite news
title = Carrie Underwood's New Single Arrives
url = http://www.cmt.com/news/articles/1565922/20070731/underwood__carrie.jhtml
publisher = CMT
date = 2007-07-31
accessdate = 2007-08-06
] On "Carnival Ride", Underwood was more involved in the songwriting process than on the debut; she set up a writers retreat at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium to collaborate with such Music Row tunesmiths as Hillary Lindsey, Craig Wiseman, Rivers Rutherford, and Gordie Sampson. [cite web|url=http://music.aol.ca/article/carrie-underwood/137/|title=Country star Underwood enjoys fast-moving 'Ride'|publisher=AOL Music Canada It has moved over 527,000 copies in its first week, becoming Underwood's first #1 reaching album. |accessdate=2007-09-08] "Carnival Ride" was certified double platinum as of December 14, 2007. [cite press release
title = Carrie Underwood’s Carnival Ride Certified Double Platinum, as 2007 Marks Another Milestone Year!
publisher = Arista Nashville
date = 2007-12-14
url = http://aristanashville.com/pressreleases/details.cfm?artistid=1000011&pressid=1000367
accessdate = 2007-12-16
]

Underwood made her film debut in singing voice only, performing a song entitled "Ever Ever After" for the Disney movie "Enchanted". In the music video for the song she appears as both animated and live action, much like the characters in the movie. Underwood's name was also mentioned in the Disney Channel series, "Hannah Montana." She appeared on Christmas at Rockefeller Center on November 28, 2007. She also appeared on the holiday CD Hear Something Country Christmas 2007 that featured many other country artists, with a rendition of "Do You Hear What I Hear?". Since then, the song has reached #2 on the AC Chart, and held it for 3 consecutive weeks, making her best AC hit to date. [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/chart_beat/bonus.jsp Breaking Music News - Music Business Information - Music Industry Sales ] ]

Underwood was named as Billboard's best country artist of the Billboard year 2007, [cite web|url=http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003685264 |title=The Year In Charts 2007: An Early Peek] and in December 2007 over 1,000,000 People magazine readers named "Before He Cheats" as the song of the year. Underwood performed "Flat on the Floor", "All-American Girl", and "Before He Cheats" on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2008. [ [http://www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com/news/carrie-underwood-to-perform-live-from-times-square-on-d-clarks-new-years-rockin-eve-2008-dec-31 Carrie Underwood CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO PERFORM LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE ON “ D. CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE 2008,” DEC, 31ST ON ABC The Official Carrie Underwood Site ] ] All American Girl her second single also reached number 1 on the Billboard country charts.

In January 2008, Underwood embarked on a joint tour with Keith Urban named the "Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy Carnival Ride Tour", with dates fixed nationwide to continue through April. [ [http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1004122 Official Ticketmaster site. Carrie Underwood tickets, concerts and tour dates ] ] She appeared on SNL once again on February 23, 2008, where she sang "All-American Girl" and "Flat On The Floor". She became only the eleventh country music star to perform on the show. On March 15, 2008, during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry House, Underwood was invited by Randy Travis, who snuck up on her as she was finishing her her version of Travis' song "I Told You So", to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. [ [http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_headlines/article/0,3034,GAC_26063_5828440_,00.html Carrie Underwood Invited to Join Grand Ole Opry] ] She was inducted by Garth Brooks during the May 10, 2008 edition of the Opry at the Grand Ole Opry House. At the age of 25, she is currently the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry.

On April 9, 2008, Underwood went on to perform a rendition of George Michael's "Praying for Time" on Idol Gives Back. The charity single of the song released exclusively on iTunes reached the #3 spot in less than 24 hours of its release. On May 19, 2008, Underwood opened the 43rd Annual Country Music Association Awards with her new hit "Last Name" and later went on to win top Female Vocalist for the second consecutive year. On May 21, she performed "Last Name" again on the season finale of American Idol. The single later reached #1 on the Hot Country Song chart, making the third single to reach #1 from "Carnival Ride", her seventh #1 and her seventh consecutive #1 on the Hot Country Chart. This made Underwood the first female artist to have two consecutive albums each release three number-ones on this chart since 1998. Shania Twain was the last to accomplish the feat, with "The Woman in Me" and "Come on Over". Her latest single, "Just a Dream" was released on July 21, 2008.

On September 5, 2008, Underwood joined Ciara, Fergie, Rihanna, Beyonce, Leona Lewis and other pop/rock singers in performing a single for the anti-cancer campaign "Stand Up to Cancer". The single, called "Just Stand Up", was performed live during the one-hour telethon that aired on all major U.S. television networks. The song was made available on iTunes on September 2nd. [ [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080819/ap_en_mu/all_star_charity_song;_ylt=ArcG4jYuuKPd1N91u70PP1ZxFb8C Female singers join up on anti-cancer song--"Yahoo, August 19, 2008"] ]

Underwood has received two Country Music Association nominations for the 2008 CMA Awards, Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year: "Carnival Ride". The award show will be aired on ABC on November 12, 2008, and will be hosted by Underwood along with fellow country star Brad Paisley.

She also has co-written a song for "Idol" alumni Kristy Lee Cook's major-label debut album Why Wait, called "Not Tonight".

Grammy Awards

On December 7, 2006, Underwood's album "Some Hearts" received four Grammy nominations. Underwood received two Grammy awards for "Best New Artist" and "Best Female Country Vocal Performance" while "Jesus, Take the Wheel" won "Best Country Song" for the songwriters Gordie Sampson, Brett James and Hillary Lindsey, and received a nomination for "Song of the Year". Underwood's nomination marked the first time that an "American Idol" winner or contestant had been nominated in the "Best New Artist" category. The award ceremony was held on February 11, 2007, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. She also sang alongside Grammy nominees Rascal Flatts.

On the same occasion, she also sang her cover of "Desperado" to honour Don Henley of The Eagles as her solo act. On February 10, 2008, Underwood was nominated for a combined total of four (4) Grammys including Song of the Year for "Before He Cheats". She won one Grammy Award that night, for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and her song won for Best Country Song both for her hit, "Before He Cheats". Underwood also performed "Before He Cheats" on the Grammy Awards, with a more powerful vocal ending.

Personal interests

At her "American Idol" audition, Underwood revealed to the judges that her favorite singer is contemporary country recording artist Martina McBride. Throughout her time on "American Idol", home videos were shown in which she sang "Independence Day", one of McBride's best known songs. Underwood also released her version of "Independence Day" as the B-side to her first #1 single, "Inside Your Heaven". In addition to being a singer, Underwood is also a skilled guitar player, and has accompanied herself on guitar during performances of certain songs like "Don't Forget to Remember Me" and "Inside Your Heaven" during some of her live concerts, as well as on the albums. She uses a McPherson guitar, with an off-set sound hole.

Underwood is a vegetarian and stopped consuming meat at the age of 13 as she couldn't stand the thought of eating one of her own animals. She was voted "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" by PETAcite web
url = http://www.goveg.com/feat/sexiestveg2006/past.asp
title = Past 'Sexiest Vegetarian Alive' Winners
accessdate = 2007-08-06
publisher = PETA
] in 2007 for the second time, the first being in 2005 alongside Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. In a 2007 interview with PETA, Underwood stated, "Ever since I was little I loved animals... If you told me I could never sing again, I'd say that was horrible, but it's not my life. If you told me I could never be around animals again, I would just die." [cite web
url = http://blog.peta2.com/2007/03/carrie_underwood_a_vegetarian.html
title = Carrie Underwood: A Vegetarian Success Story
accessdate = 2007-12-06
publisher = People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
] Underwood is a supporter of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and has done several public service announcements for the organization.cite web
url = http://www.hsus.org/about_us/celebrity_support/celebrities_support_disaster_response_efforts_to_katrina.html
title = Star Power: Hollywood's Response to Help Pets Hurt by Katrina
accessdate = 2007-08-06
publisher = The Humane Society of the United States
] A native of eastern Oklahoma, she co-wrote a song dedicated to her hometown, "I Ain't in Checotah Anymore". In December 2005, Underwood was named Oklahoman of the Year by "Oklahoma Today".cite news
title = 'Idol 4' winner Carrie Underwood named Oklahoman of the Year
url = http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/idol-4-winner-carrie-underwood-named-oklahoman-of-year-1006666.php
publisher = UPI
date = 2005-12-26
accessdate = 2007-08-06
] Underwood performed with the USO Christmas Tour in Iraq during the 2006 Holiday season, to spread holiday cheer to the troops overseas.cite web
url = http://www.uso.org/gallery/details.aspx?id=127
title = Carrie Underwood Visits Troops in the Persian Gulf
accessdate = 2007-08-06
publisher = USO
] She follows a celebrity entertainment tradition started by Bob Hope that continues to this day. Several Internet sites have photos and video clips of Underwood's performances in Iraq, including photos of Underwood in military garb.cite news
author = Perry, Dustin
title = Country Music Star Carrie Underwood Performs at LSA Adder
url = http://www.gxonline.com/gxintelnews?id=36899
publisher = GX: The Guard Experience
date = 2006-12-18
accessdate = 2007-08-06
]

"Victoria's Secret" named Underwood the "Sexiest Female Musician". She took the top honors along with Justin Timberlake, who was named the "Sexiest Male Musician". She was also placed on the 2007 and 2008 list of the "Most Beautiful People" by "People". Most recently, Underwood was honored as one of three of the most influential entertainers in America at this point in time and was named sexiest female country artist by "Country Weekly".

On June 4, 2008, Carrie Underwood participated in the 18th annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball tournament for charity. The event took place in Nashville, Tennessee and benefited research for life-threatening diseases. [ [http://countrymusic.about.com/od/cmamusicfestival2007/a/COHSoftball07.htm "City of Hope Softball"] "About.com"]

Personal life

Underwood performed at halftime of the 2006 Thanksgiving Day football game at Texas Stadium in Irving, TX and was friends with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.cite web
url = http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,20036477_11,00.html
title = Lone Star Fun
date = 2007-04-25
accessdate = 2007-08-06
publisher = People
] She attended his birthday party in April 2007, and on May 15, 2007, he escorted her to the Academy of Country Music Awards.cite news
title = Carrie Underwood, Tony Romo Hit the Red Carpet
url = http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2007/05/acm_awards.html
publisher = ExtraTV
date = 2007-05-16
accessdate = 2007-08-06
]

Since August 2007, she had been dating Chace Crawford of "Gossip Girl" fame. On October 4, 2007, "People" magazine reported that the two were seen holding hands in New York City, [http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20152766,00.html Carrie Underwood on Chace Crawford: 'He's Really Cute' - Caught in the Act, Carrie Underwood : People.com ] ] though according to recent reports, [http://www.hollyscoop.com/carrie-underwood/carrie-and-chace-are-dunzo_15275.aspx Carrie and Chace Are Dunzo! : Hollyscoop.com ] ] the two have recently broken up for good.

In October 2007, Underwood created a Swarovski Crystal encrusted jean jacket for the SOS Children's Villages - USA "World Orphan Week". The jacket sold for more than $700.

Discography

Concert tours

*American Idols Live! Tour 2005
*
*Carnival Ride Tour

Awards

Notes

References

* Tracey, Kathleen. "Carrie Underwood: American Idol IV". September 2005. Blue Banner Biography series (Juvenile) ISBN 1-58415-425-X

External links


* [http://www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com Official site of Carrie Underwood] from Arista Records
*myspace|carrieunderwood|Carrie Underwood
* [http://countrymusicgoodness.com/?p=153 Carnival Ride album review] from CountryMusicGoodness.com
*AI contestant|4|carrie_underwood|Carrie Underwood
*imdb name | id=1863227 | name=Carrie Underwood

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