Carrie Underwood an artist with “real” talent. Winner of American Idol, season 4. Multi-platinum selling recording artist. Multiple Grammy Award winner. Member of the Grand Ole Opry. Three-time winner of the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Female Vocalist. GMA Dove award winner. Two time ACM Entertainer of the Year. Golden Globe Award nominee. And the first-ever female artist to win back-to-back Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards for Entertainer of the Year (2009/10).
Moreover, Carrie’s debut album Some Hearts was certified seven times platinum and was the fastest- and best-selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan and country music history. Some Hearts produced three number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and one number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs. Her second album, Carnival Ride, was certified three times Platinum and yielded four number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Play On, Carrie’s third album has been certified two times Platinum and has produced three number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs so far.
Carrie is tied with Reba McEntire as the Female Country Artist with Most #1 Hits from 1990 to present, for having 10 #1 Hits on Billboard Hot Country Songs. She’s also the only solo Country Artist to have a #1 hit on Billboard Hot 100 Songs in the 2000 decade when “Inside Your Heaven” reached the top of the chart on July 2005. Some Hearts was declared the Best Country Album of the 2000 Decade by Billboard.
Recently, Carrie’s live performances have received praises and raves. The first one is her rock out duet with Idol judge Steven Tyler at the 2011 Academy Of Country Music Awards, overpowering the guest performance of Rihanna. The second and perhaps the greatest yet is when Carrie performed “How Great Thou Art” with Vince Gill at the Academy of Country Music Presents “Girls Night Out”. With perfect vocals, Carrie brought the house down in an emotional and uplifting moment.
Carrie is married to hockey player Mike Fisher.
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