The Life of Carrie Underwood

By mah1801
  • Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma

    Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma
    Carrie Underwood was born to Stephen and Carole Underwood in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and was raised in Checotah, Oklahoma.
  • High School Graduation

    High School Graduation
    Underwood graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 as salutatorian.
  • Winner of American Idol

    Winner of American Idol
    Underwood was crowned winner of the fourth season of American Idol.
  • Debut Album

    Debut Album
    Underwood's debut album, titled Some Hearts, was realeased to store shelves on November 15th, with 315,000 copies sold.
  • 40th Annual Country Music Awards

    40th Annual Country Music Awards
    Underwood performed "Before He Cheats" and won both the Horizon Award for new country artists and Femal Vocalists. This double win is the first time since 1995 that an artist won both.
  • Billboard Music Awards

    Billboard Music Awards
    December 6, Carrie won 5 awards. Album of the Year, Top 200 Female Artist of the Year, Female Country Artist, New Country Artist, and Country Album of the Year.
  • CMT Awards

    CMT Awards
    Carrie Underwood won awards in all three categories: Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year, and Video Director of the Year.
  • Second Album

    Second Album
    Carrie's second album, Carnival Ride was released on October 23, 2007.
  • Song of the Year

    Song of the Year
    Carrie Underwood was named as Billboard's best country artist of the Billboard that year and over 1 million People magazine readers named "Before He Cheats" as song of the year.
  • Double Plantinum

    Double Plantinum
    Carnival Ride was certified double plantinum as of December 14.