6:23am PDT, Mar 26, 2021
To mark the discharge of Carrie Underwood’s first gospel album, “My Savior,” on March 26, 2021, Wonderwall.com is looking again on the singer’s career highlights. Join us as we take a stroll down reminiscence lane on this “American Idol” winner’s picture flashback… beginning with this picture from the very begin of her skilled journey… Back in 2004, 21-year-old Carrie Marie Underwood from Checotah, Oklahoma, auditioned for a bit of present on FOX referred to as “American Idol.” The faculty pupil, who’d beforehand auditioned for Capitol Records as a teen and landed a document contract earlier than it was later canceled, tried out with the Bonnie Raitt music “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and simply flew by means of the competitors — with choose Simon Cowell calling her a favourite early on. Keep studying for extra…
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Carrie Underwood was topped the winner on the “American Idol” season 4 finale in May 2005. She beat runner-up Bo Bice, solidifying herself as America’s favourite singer and accumulating a recording contract within the course of.
In July 2005, Carrie Underwood launched into her first tour! She co-headlined the “American Idols LIVE!” live performance trek alongside fellow prime 10 contestants from the truth present’s fourth season (which she gained). She’s pictured right here on stage through the tour’s opening night time in Sunrise, Florida.
Carrie Underwood’s debut album was launched in November 2005. Titled “Some Hearts,” it debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. It would later grow to be the bestselling album of 2006 throughout all genres. The nation music group was embracing Carrie with open arms too: She’s seen right here debuting her single “Jesus, Take the Wheel” on the CMA Awards that very same month.
Time to tour! In April 2006, the nation crooner went out on her first headlining live performance trek, the “Carrie Underwood: Live 2006” tour. That identical month, she additionally attended the CMT Awards in Nashville the place she picked up trophies for breakthrough video of the yr and greatest feminine video of the yr for “Jesus Take the Wheel.”
Another month, one other award present! May 2006 marked the Academy of Country Music Awards, and regardless of being a newcomer, Carrie Underwood gained massive! The star took house the highest new feminine vocalist and single of the yr (for “Jesus, Take the Wheel”) awards on the annual occasion.
“Before He Cheats” was the fifth single launched off “Some Hearts.” It got here out in August 2006 and become considered one of Carrie Underwood’s biggest hits up to now. The monitor a few lady’s revenge on an untrue lover had genre-crossing attraction and have become the primary nation music to promote greater than 2 two million digital copies. It was additionally at one level the bestselling nation music of all time.
Carrie Underwood wasn’t simply cleansing up at nation music award exhibits. In December 2006, she attended the Billboard Music Awards the place she impressively picked up prizes for album of the yr, Top 200 feminine artist of the yr, feminine nation artist, new nation artist and nation album of the yr!
A Grammy is essentially the most prestigious award in music, so it was spectacular that lower than two years after profitable “American Idol,” Carrie Underwood picked up two on the 2007 Grammys ceremony that February — one for greatest new artist and the opposite for greatest feminine nation vocal efficiency for “Jesus, Take the Wheel.”
The 2007 CMT Music Awards proved Carrie Underwood was right here to remain. “Before He Cheats” earned prizes for video of the yr, feminine video of the yr and video director of the yr on the present that April (pictured). A month later, Carrie gained much more trophies when she attended the 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards that May: She took house statues for prime feminine vocalist, album of the yr and video of the yr for “Before He Cheats.”
Carrie Underwood’s second album, “Carnival Ride,” got here out in October 2007. By December, it was licensed double platinum. In between. she attended the American Music Awards in November and picked up the artist of the yr and favourite nation feminine artist trophies.
November 2007 additionally noticed Carrie Underwood profitable massive once more on the Country Music Association Awards, the place she additionally carried out. She picked up greatest feminine vocalist of the yr and greatest single of the yr for her tune “Before He Cheats.” She headed out on a joint tour with fellow nation famous person Keith Urban a couple of months later in January 2008.
February 2008 noticed Carrie Underwood choose up one other Grammy! The star gained greatest feminine nation vocal efficiency for “Before He Cheats” on the annual award present.
Seeing double! Carrie Underwood posed along with her very personal wax determine in October 2008 when the New York City Madame Tussauds debuted her spectacular waxwork.
In what would grow to be a practice for 12 straight years, Carrie Underwood hosted the CMA Awards in November 2008 alongside Brad Paisley. Aside from operating the present, she picked up feminine vocalist of the yr honors as effectively. Later that month, she additionally gained favourite nation album on the American Music Awards for the second yr in a row.
Winning Grammys was turning into a yearly event for Carrie Underwood by 2009! The star picked up a Grammy for greatest feminine nation vocal efficiency for “Last Name,” which she additionally carried out that night time.
Carrie Underwood’s third album, “Play On,” got here out in November 2009 (she’s seen right here selling it on “Good Morning America”). Among the hits it spawned? “Cowboy Casanova,” “Temporary Home” and “Mama’s Song.” She headed out on the “Play On” tour a couple of months later in March 2010.
Time for No. 5! In January 2010, Carrie Underwood picked up her fifth Grammy Award, taking house the perfect nation collaboration with vocals prize for her music “I Told You So” with legend Randy Travis. But the night time was massive for an additional purpose too: It marked Carrie’s crimson carpet debut with beau Mike Fisher! The couple began relationship after assembly in 2008 and bought engaged in December 2009.
Carrie Underwood was tasked with the nice honor of singing the nationwide anthem on the Super Bowl in Miami in February 2010.
A married woman! Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher tied the knot in Georgia in July 2010 seven months after getting engaged. Carrie’s seen right here exhibiting off her new marriage ceremony band whereas performing through the “Today” present’s summer season live performance collection a couple of weeks after saying “I do.”
On the street once more! Carrie Underwood’s “Play On” tour ran practically the whole yr in 2010, wrapping up on New Year’s Day 2011 in Atlantic City.
In April 2011, Carrie Underwood joined different main names in nation music for the “ACM Presents Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country” occasion. The star was saluted alongside biggies Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, Jennifer Nettles and Martina McBride.
April 2011 additionally marked Carrie Underwood’s big-screen debut! The singer made the transition to movie with a small position in “Soul Surfer,” which is predicated on the life story of surfer Bethany Hamilton, who misplaced her arm in a shark assault. Carrie performed Sarah Hill, a church chief who helped Bethany get by means of the traumatic occasion.
May 2012 was a giant month for Carrie Underwood! She launched her fourth album, “Blown Away,” and introduced husband Mike Fisher alongside to the Billboard Music Awards, the place she carried out the title music — the second single off the album. A month later, she headed to London to kick off the “Blown Away” tour.
Carrie Underwood gained her sixth Grammy Award in February 2013! The nation crooner picked up greatest nation solo efficiency for “Blown Away” on the ceremony that night time.
The hills are alive! Carrie Underwood took on the enduring position of Maria von Trapp in NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live!” in December 2013.
Check out that bump! Carrie Underwood confirmed off her first burgeoning child bump whereas in live performance in September 2014.
Baby makes three! Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher welcomed their first youngster, son Isaiah, in February 2015. That identical month, she additionally gained her seventh Grammy — for greatest nation solo efficiency for “Something within the Water” — however she did not attend since she was in her ninth month of being pregnant. (She and Mike are seen right here on the 2014 Time 100 Gala.)
Branching out! Carrie Underwood launched her personal health clothes line, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, in March 2015. It’s nonetheless thriving at present.
Another style second for Carrie Underwood! The singer took half within the season finale of “Project Runway” in September 2015 as a visitor choose. But a month later, it was again to the music world — her fifth album, “Storyteller,” was launched in October.
Carrie Underwood was a supportive spouse in March 2016 when she joined hubby Mike Fisher as he was honored for his 1,000th NHL recreation with the Nashville Predators. And try who got here alongside for the large occasion — their cute 13-month-old son, Isaiah! Carrie attended on a time without work from her fifth headlining tour — the “Storyteller” tour.
2017 noticed Carrie Underwood take a while off to be along with her household, although she did attend some massive occasions just like the Grammys. That yr, she was available as a nominee for greatest nation solo efficiency for “Church Bells.”
The 2017 CMA Awards marked the tenth time Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley shared internet hosting duties for the award present. Shortly after it aired, Carrie suffered some critical accidents in an outside fall at her house that resulted in a damaged wrist that required surgical procedure and extreme lacerations on her face that required greater than 40 stitches. She stayed out of the general public eye for months as she healed.
Following her fall, Carrie Underwood made her first public look in April 2018 on the ACM Awards. She not solely attended however debuted new single “Cry Pretty” on the annual occasion.
In August 2018, Carrie Underwood introduced that, after a number of miscarriages, she and hubby Mike Fisher have been anticipating one other child. The following month, she launched her sixth studio album, “Cry Pretty.” She’s seen right here that November on the 2018 American Music Awards.
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher welcomed their second youngster, son Jacob, in January 2019 — simply 4 months earlier than Carrie’s “Cry Pretty” tour was scheduled to kick off. She and Mike are seen right here on the 2019 ACM Awards just some months after she gave start.
The 2019 CMA Awards in November noticed Carrie Underwood host for the primary time in 12 years with out Brad Paisley! Instead, the star shared internet hosting duties alongside two residing legends in nation music — Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton!
Stunning! In December 2019, Carrie Underwood attended the forty second Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. That night, she carried out honoree Linda Ronstadt’s music “When Will I Be Loved.”
While selling her first e-book, “Find Your Path,” in February 2020, Carrie Underwood was shocked with the information that “Cry Pretty,” her newest album, had gone platinum.
In March 2020, Carrie Underwood stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to debate the discharge of her e-book, “Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with Fit52 Life.”
In September 2020, Carrie Underwood took the stage on the Grand Ole Opry through the 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Carrie carried out an attractive medley of well-known tracks by feminine nation artists from Martina McBride to Patsy Cline.
Not solely did she carry out — she gained massive too! At the Academy of Country Music Awards in September 2020, Carrie Underwood took house the respect for entertainer of the yr, tying with Thomas Rhett. It was the primary time there’d ever been a tie for the present’s biggest prize within the ACM Awards’ 55-year historical past.
Gorgeous! In November 2020, Carrie Underwood attended the 54th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville. That night time, she was up for 2 trophies — entertainer of the yr and feminine vocalist of the yr — however went house empty-handed.
In December 2020, Carrie Underwood carried out through the televised “Global Citizen Prize Awards Special Honoring Changemakers Shaping the World We Want.” The nation star sang “Hallelujah” alongside John Legend, who additionally hosted the occasion.