Carrie Marie Underwood, widely known as Carrie Underwood, is the inspiration behind the popular gospel track Jesus Take The Wheel. She is a native of Checotah, Oklahoma and she grew up in a farm setting. She was part of her church choir as a kid and took part in the Robbins Memorial Talent Show, and the fourth season of American Idol which she won. Read on to learn more about the singer.
Carrie Underwood’s Bio, Age
Carrie Marie Underwood was born on the 10th of March 1983 in Oklahoma, United States and grew up in Checotah, Oklahoma, in a farmstead. Her parents are Stephen and Carole Underwood. Her father was a worker in a sawmill while her mum taught in an elementary school. She has two siblings Stephanie Underwood Shelton and Shanna Underwood Means and they are both teachers in Oklahoma.
She attended Checotah High School and partook in sporting activities like basketball and softball, she also joined the Honour Society and was a cheerleader in her days there. After her graduation in 2001 from Checotah High School, she proceeded to Northeastern State University where she studied Mass Communication and majored in journalism, she graduated with an outstanding result in 2006.
Her debut album immediately after the American Idol, Some Hearts was a huge success and earned her number one spot on the Billboard country album chart, and later became the bestselling album in all genres. Her fame grew and she quickly earned the nickname the “Queen of Country”. She has to her credit, 5 studio albums, 31 singles, with 33 music videos, and 1 major compilation of greatest hits album.
Among so many award nominations, Underwood has won several, including 7 Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 American Music Awards, 16 Billboards Music Awards, 8 Country Music Association Awards, a Guinness World record. She has been inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and the youngest ever to be inducted into the prestigious Grand Ole Opry.
Some of her songs and album that has busted the airwaves and frequencies include Inside Your Heaven, Jesus Take the Wheel, Before He Cheats, among others. Carrie Underwood from 2009 to 2016 has done more than 150 tours and concerts around US, Europe, Canada, and England which were always completely sold out. Since 2009 till 2016, she has consistently released quality hit records that have not only, topped charts but earned her wide recognition and awards.
She has equally dabbed into the film industry with her first debut being in the biopic movie Soul Surfer in which as acted as Sarah Hill. She featured in How I Met Your Mother and Sesame Street. She was cast as Maria von Trapp in the 2012 NBC show of The Sound of Music.
Carrie Underwood has also be attributed as the best selling and most successful Alumni of the American Idol. She has hosted the CMA Awards with Paisley Brad and also done free shows to support several charity causes. She was off the public for a while after an unfortunate accident in November 2017, where she fell while taking her dog out. The accident left her with a broken wrist and nearly 50 stitches on her face but thankfully she seems to have recovered well enough to plan for her tour – Cry Pretty 360.
She also started Animal Town foundation, actively advocating for the rights of animals and school foundations which supports art education in Checotah, Oklahoma as her own way of giving back to the community. She periodically supports other causes like the Save the Children, Red Cross Society, St. Jude Kids Research, etc.
Is Carrie Underwood Divorced? Husband, Son
Carrie Underwood met Mike Fisher, a 6 footer hockey player in 2008 backstage after one of her concerts. They started dating and got engaged in 2009 before tying the knot in a lavish wedding on the 10th of July 2010 at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Georgia surrounded by their families and friends.
Their union is blessed with a son whom they named Isaiah. He was born on the 27th of February, 2015 and recently, she broke the news through her Instagram page that she is expecting another bundle of joy.
Other Facts – Body Stats, Net Worth, Height
Carrie Underwood’s weight is measured at 53 kg while her height is 5 feet 3 inches. She has a 32B bust line and her shoe size of 7.5 (US). Other body stats are hip – 32, waistline – 23, and butt size – 33.
She has over time employed services of trainers for her body fitness and is on vegetarian diets that have helped keep her in great shape.
Several figures have been put forth as her net worth. While some websites estimate her to be worth $55 million, some other put is at $70 million while for Celebrity Net Worth, it is $85 million. She has amassed this much not just her massive sales of records but also sold out shows and beautiful endorsement deals she has enjoyed over time.
She bought a cottage house in Nashville where she and family resides. It is also the venue for an interview she once had with Oprah Winfrey.