Thursday, November 6, 2014

Facts about Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood was the winner of the fourth season of American Idol and won several Grammy and Academy of Country Music Awards.

20. Born on March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Carrie Underwood had put aside her singing dreams for a degree in broadcast journalism, but everything changed after she auditioned for American Idol during her senior year at Northeastern State University.

19. Her full name is Carrie Marie Underwood.

18. Her first three albums went multi-Platinum after she won American Idol in 2005.

17. Underwood, the youngest of schoolteacher Carole and paper-mill operator Stephen's three daughters, grew up in Checotah, Oklahoma, population 3,500.

16. While attending Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, Carrie Underwood was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, and she is still close with her sisters.

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15. She has never taken professional vocal lessons.

14. When she was a child, Underwood participated in the Robbins Memorial Talent Show and sang with her church.

13. Approximately 30 million viewers tune in and more than 500 million votes are cast throughout the season with Underwood winning by a slight margin.

12. After winning ‘American Idol,’ Carrie returned to college to graduate. She received a major in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism. She also graduated magna cum laude.

11. Carrie played softball for 8 years and says that she is a big sports fan. She is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

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10. After winning the fourth season of American Idol, she tied with Reba McEntire for the title of Female Country Artist with the Most #1 Hits since 1991.

9. In 2007 and 2008 Carrie Underwood dated ‘Gossip Girl’ actor Chace Crawford, and they broke up via text.

8. Friends wanted Carrie to audition for American Idol, but her only response was “I would, but Simon wouldn’t like me.”

7. Her all-time favorite movies include the ‘Halloween’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street.’

6. While on American Idol, she was never in the bottom three.

5. She married Mike Fisher on July 10, 2010.

4. In 2008, at age 26, Underwood became the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry.

3. Carrie loves Care Bears and that is what her devoted fans call themselves, “Carrie’s Care Bears”.

2. Aside from singing, she knows how to play the piano and the guitar.

1. If she didn’t have that amazing voice, she would want to be the drummer in a crazy rock band.

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