Carrie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. In 2005, she became famous by winning of the 4th Season of American Idol TV show. She has numerous hits to her credits and has also bagged various awards for her singles and albums. Carrie Underwood is her real name. The full name sounds Carrie Marie Underwood. The singer’s net worth estimated at $85 million.

Parents and Siblings

Carrie Underwood was born on 10th March 1983 in Muskogee, OK and now she is at age 36. Her father’s name is Stephen Underwood and he was a worker in a carton factory. Her mother’s name is Carole Shatswell, she was an elementary school teacher. Carrie’s parents are still alive, despite the rumors, that her dad died. They celebrated 50th wedding anniversary in 2018. Carrie is the youngest of three daughters in the family. Her sisters’ names are Shanna and Stephanie.

Credits: @carrieunderwood from Instagram
Siblings Photo
Carrie Underwood's sisters: Stephanie U. Shelton and Shanna Underwood

Childhood

The singer was raised on the family farm in little rural Checotah town. As a child, she sang at her local church as well as for local events in her hometown. Carrie graduated from Checotah High School in 2001.

Career

In 2005, Carrie’s career began with her first single “Inside Your Heaven” which debuted at No. 1 position on the Billboard charts. She became the first country music artist to ever debut at #1 position at the Billboard. “Inside Your Heaven” was the only single by a solo country performer to ever reach the #1 position in the 2000 decade.

Carrie’s Discography

  • Debut album “Some Hearts”
    It released in the same year and sold 315,000 copies. The album became the best selling album of 2006 across all music genres in the USA.
     
  • Album “Carnival Ride”
    “Carnival Ride”, Carrie Underwood’s second album, was released in 2007. It debuted at #1 across Billboard, Top Country Albums and Canadian Album Chart and sold 527,000 copies in the first week itself.
     
  • The third album“Play On”
    The third studio album, “Play On”, was released in 2009 which once again, debuted at the peak position, selling over 318000 copies in the first week. Underwood’s first tour, the “Play On Tour” began in March 2010 and ended in January 2011.
     
  • Album “Blown Away”
    The next fourth album, “Blown Away” was released in March 2012, selling 267,000 copies in its first week.
     
  • “Storyteller” Album 
    Her fifth studio album, “Storyteller” debuted in October 2015. Underwood worked on this album from the beginning of 2014, however, had to suspend the work because of her pregnancy. She drew inspiration for the title of the album from the general storytelling aspect of country music. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and became a commercial success. Alongside, it made Underwood the only country singer to have all 5 of her albums in No.1 or No.2 position at the Billboards 200. The album has sold 377,800 copies so far in the US.

Career Highlights

Billboard declared “Some Hearts” as the No.1 Country Album of the 2000 decade and Carrie Underwood became the best female singer on Billboard’s Best Country Artists that year.

American Idol Award

Carrie Underwood auditioned for American Idol in 2004 and soon secured her place in the show. Judge Simon Cowell predicted that she would be amongst the top contenders for the championship. Underwood dominated the voting every week and won the American Idol Award, together with a recording contract worth a million dollars at least and a Ford Mustang Convertible and the use of a private jet for one year.

Other Awards and Achievements

Throughout her decade of the music career, Underwood has won seven Grammy Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards, nine American Music Awards, seventeen Billboard Music Awards and five County Music Association Awards, apart from numerous other awards. In 2008, she was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry.

Personal Life

Carrie Underwood married hockey player Mike Fisher in 2010. Their son, Isaiah Fisher was born in February 2015 and now he is 4 years old. Carrie is pregnant at the moment and family is expecting their second child. In 2019, she is going to be a mom of two kids.

Credits: @carrieunderwood from Instagram
Husband Photo
Carrie Underwood's husband: Michael Fisher is a Canadian former ice hockey player

The singer is an ardent fan of writer Stephen King and his 1980s best selling book (which was later adapted to a movie) became the inspiration for her single “Two Black Cadillacs”. Carrie is an animal lover, she has two pups, Ace and Penny. Also she is a practical vegan.

Carrie Underwood's Measurements

Height 5′ 3″ (1.60 m)
Weight 53 kg (117 pounds)
Body ‎32-23-33
Dress Size 2(US)/36(EU)
Shoe Size 7.5
Carrie Underwood
Credits: Matthew Wittkopp from Flickr
Born: March 10, 1983 (age 36 years)

Tour: not on tour now
Events: 29 dates on sale