Carrie Underwood Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Sep, 2018
Facts of Carrie Underwood
Date of Birth: 1983 , March-10
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Carrie Underwood
Birth Name Carrie Marie Underwood
Nick Name Carrie
Father Stephen Underwood
Mother Carole (Shatswell) Underwood
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Checotah, Oklahoma
Religion Christian
Net Worth $85 million
Salary $20 million
Married Yes
Married to Mike Fisher (m. 2010)
Children 1
Awards Grammy Awards, AMA, Billboard Music Awards
TV Show American Idol
Albums Some Hearts, Blown Away, Story Teller
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American Singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood rose to fame after winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Her debut album Some Hearts which came out in 2005. Her two singles Jesus, Take the Wheel and Before He Cheats became the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history.

She won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist from the album. She has released several famous songs like Blown Away, Remind Me, Good Girl, Smoke Break and many others.

She has also been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

Underwood is married to NHL Mike Fisher since 2010. The couple shares a son together.

Early Life And Education Of Carrie Underwood

Carrie Marie Underwood was born in Oklahoma, the United State of America on March 10, 1983. She is the daughter of Carole (Shatswell) Underwood and Stephen Underwood. She grew up on her parent's farm located at the agricultural area of Checotah. Her mother was a teacher at elementary school and father used to work in a sawmill. She has two elder sisters; Shanna and Stephanie. 

She received her high school degree in salutatorian from Checotah High School in 2001. She was a member of the honor society, also she was a player of different games like basketball, softball also a cheerleader.

In 2006, she graduated with bachelor degree in Mass communication and emphasis in journalism, from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

At a very age of three, she started singing at church. She worked at a zoo also waited tables at a pizzeria and worked at the veterinary clinic. In Tahlequah, for two consecutive summers, she also performed in Northeastern State University. She was participated in numerous beauty pageant at the university and crowned Miss NSU runner-up in 2004.

Carrie Underwood's Career

American Idol

Underwood rose to fame after participating in a singing reality show American Idol's season four. In summer 2004, she auditioned for American Idol’s season four in St. Louis, Missouri. She then selected for top 12. She performed Tiffany’s song Could’ve Been on the top 12 girls night, judge Simon Cowell commented that she would be one of the favorites to win the competition.

CAPTION: Carrie Underwood during American Idol days SOURCE: ET

She gained a fans base known as Carrie’s Care Bears during the course of the show. On 25 May 2005, she became the season four winner. After winning the show, her career came into limelight.  As the winner, she won Ford Mustang convertible and about a million dollar album and musical tour contract.

Songs, Albums, And Tours

After winning the show, she released her first single Inside Your Heaven in June 2005. She then released her first single Jesus Take The Wheel from her debut album Some Hearts on 15, 2005, 2005.  She was on fire all over the world. 

Her debut album Some Hearts became the most selling album of 2005 in all genres with selling 315,000 copies sold. The album also topped the US Country chart and second topped at US Billboard Music Chart. The album also recieved 8X RIIA Platinum and ARIA Gold.

In 2006, she went in a headline tour Carrie Underwood: Live in Concert and she also promoted her debut album.

In 2007, she released her second studio album Carnival Ride which topped numerous charts including US Country, US Billboard and Canadian Billboard. The album earned 4x RIIA Platinum and MC: Platinum. She went Carnival Ride Tour in 2008.

In 2009, she released her third album Play On which also topped US Country and US Billboard chart. In 2012, her fourth album Blown Away came out which topped US country and Billboard chart. The title track Blown Away was the hit singles from the album and also topped US Billboard chart.

She released her fifth studio album Storyteller which also topped US Country chart. The album earned RIIA: Platinum. She is set to release her sixth studio album Cry Pretty on 18 September 2018.

According to Rolling Stone, she can hit any note. Her vocal range has been described as enormous with critics highlighting her ability to hold notes for an extended period of time.

She has also featured in numerous TV series including How I Met Your Mother, Soul Surfer, and Talking Dead.

CAPTION: Singer/Songwriter Carrie Underwood SOURCE: Entertainment Tonight

She has also earned several accolades because of her music career. Her awards entitle with numerous music awards, they are 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, seven Grammy Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards,  eight American Music Awards, and seventeen Billboard Music Awards also being nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. 

Carrie Underwood's Net Worth, Income Sources And Charity

American Idol alum Carrie Underwood is the number one top earner among her fellow singer from American Idol. She bagged a decent money to her home each year through her numerous endeavors.

According to the Celebrity Net Worth, her estimated net worth is $85 million, as of September 2018. Her husband Mike Fisher has $30 million net worth as per the Celebrity Net Worth

She is one of the wealthiest singers of this era. Her annual salary is over $20 million from her career. She won the American Idol season four and received a contract worth at least $1 million and a Ford Mustang convertible.

Her debut album Some Hearts (2005)’s 9 million copies sold and received $10.2 million revenue from the album sales. Let’s check out her the last seven years' income comes from record sales, tours, endorsements and other projects.

Year

Annual Income

2007

$7 million

2008

$9 million

2009

$14 million

2010

$13 million

2011

$20 million

2012

$29.2 million

2013

$31 million

She also banks from her Calia work our brand which she created to make working out easier for women. She also makes money by endorsing numerous brands like Sketchers, Target, Olay and Almay. She occasionally appears in commercials and posts ads on social media.

She owns a lavish home in Nashville, a suburb of Franklin, Tenn. She bought a 3,099 square foot mansion for $384,000 in 2005. The house also features 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. After the success of her debut album, she bought another house on $419,900 in 2007. She later sold the house for $372,500.

In 2010, she married hockey star Mike Fisher and the duo purchased 400 acres of land in Franklin area. They built a custom estate there and now reside with their son Isaiah. She also has a private jet. She frequently flies on her jet. She also owns numerous luxurious cars.

Charity & Philanthropy

Underwood has also involved in numerous charity works and movements. She is a founder of charity organization C.A.T.S. (Checotah Animal Town and School) Foundation.

The organization is established to assist with causes and provide services to the community where she grew up. They built a new animal shelter and donated money to buy musical instruments for the local school.

She has also participated in several charity events and has supported several global non-profit initiatives. In 2013, she donated $1 million in proceeds from her Blon Away tour to the Red Cross for relief efforts in response to the Oklahoma tornado. 

Carrie Underwood's Personal Life, Married, Husband, Children

Carrie Underwood is a married woman. She is married to NHL player Mike Fisher since 2010. The duo met on one of her concerts in late 2008 and began dating.

In December 2009, she engaged to Fisher. They used to seem publicly hanging out around in Bell Sens Soiree and charity programs of Ottawa Senators.

 

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On July 10, 2010, she married the Canadian Hokey star Fisher in The Ritz-Carlton Lodge where more than 250 attendees.

After five years, the duo welcomed their first child, a son named Isaiah Michael Fisher on 27 February 2015. In August 2018, she announced that she and her husband are expecting their second child.

The couple has been happily married to date without any divorce rumors.

On her 35th birthday on 10 March 1983, her husband posted her throwback picture teasing her on his Instagram. He wrote a beautiful birthday message with her picture.

 

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She is an animal lover and was voted sexiest vegetarian in 2005 by animal right organization PETA. She is vegan and stopped eating meat at the age of thirteen because she could not stand the thought of eating one of her own animals.

In 2007, she became the second time PETA of the year alongside Chris Martin (Cold Plays vocalist) who was a vegetarian at that time.

She is Christian by birth and a great fan of author Stephen King. She also loves sports. She has participated in the annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball tournament for charity for many years.

Body Measurements

  • Height: She stands at 5.3 in (160 cm)
  • Weight: She weighs 53 kg.
  • Body figure: Her body measurement is 32-23-32 in
  • Shoe size: 7.5
  • Diet: Low-carb diet
  • Workout: Tabata workout, boxing, leg circuits, bodyweight exercises.
  • Trainer: Erin Oprea.

Here is the video of her popular song Blown Away

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