Country superstar Carrie Underwood’s pre-fame life sounds a lot like the lyrics of a cheesy country song, appropriately enough. Before she auditioned for the singing competition behemoth ‘American Idol’ in 2004, Underwood was just a small-town girl from Oklahoma with big dreams. She was a good girl who regularly attended prayer meetings and had never even ridden on an airplane before she flew out to Los Angeles to compete in the show’s finals. The bubbly blonde with the powerful pipes won over the hearts of views across the country, who voted her the winner of Season 4. She became a best-selling, Grammy-winning country idol within the span of 2 years. Among her most popular songs is angry-girl anthem ‘Before He Cheats,’ in which she waxes poetic about destroying her boyfriend’s truck to proactively teach him a lesson about cheating before he actually does the dastardly deed… proving to us all that feminism is alive and well.
Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country singer, songwriter and actress who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Underwood has since become a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a winner of several Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards, a Golden Globe Award nominee, a three-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Female Vocalist winner, and a two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year. She is the first-ever female artist to win back-to-back Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards for Entertainer of the Year (2009/10). Underwood was inducted into and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. She was also inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009. Billboard named Underwood Country Music's reigning Queen in 2012.
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