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Born: March 10, 1983 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Checotah, Oklahoma, USA Profession:

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Carrie Underwood went from being an all-American girl to an American Idol, thanks to her powerful vocals and wholesome, winning personality. The small-town singer from Oklahoma won the hearts of millions after competing on the fourth season of "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ) and ultimately winning the title. Underwood parlayed her success on the reality show into a mega-selling recording career, fueled by country/pop crossover albums such as Some Hearts (2005) and Play On (2009). Throughout her long-standing career, Underwood also took top honors at music's most esteemed events, including the Country Music Association Awards (CMA), the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), and the Grammy Awards, which named her Best New Artist in 2007. From there, she had another hit with the Grammy-winning Play On (2009) and became an actress with her feature debut in "Soul Surfer" (2010). With yet another Grammy winning album, Blown Away (2012), Underwood's country girl charm mixed with Hollywood star power enabled Underwood to maintain a strong presence in the music industry as well as further her humanitarian efforts for years, while her timeless songs touched the hearts and lives of music lovers everywhere. ...

Carrie Underwood went from being an all-American girl to an American Idol, thanks to her powerful vocals and wholesome, winning personality. The small-town singer from Oklahoma won the hearts of millions after competing on the fourth season of "American Idol" (Fox, 2002- ) and ultimately winning the title. Underwood parlayed her success on the reality show into a mega-selling recording career, fueled by country/pop crossover albums such as Some Hearts (2005) and Play On (2009). Throughout her long-standing career, Underwood also took top honors at music's most esteemed events, including the Country Music Association Awards (CMA), the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), and the Grammy Awards, which named her Best New Artist in 2007. From there, she had another hit with the Grammy-winning Play On (2009) and became an actress with her feature debut in "Soul Surfer" (2010). With yet another Grammy winning album, Blown Away (2012), Underwood's country girl charm mixed with Hollywood star power enabled Underwood to maintain a strong presence in the music industry as well as further her humanitarian efforts for years, while her timeless songs touched the hearts and lives of music lovers everywhere.

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2005:
Auditioned for Fox's "American Idol" with Bonnie Raitt's 1991 classic "I Can't Make You Love Me"; on May 25, 2005, Underwood beat out rocker Bo Bice to win the competition
2005:
First single "Inside Your Heaven" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts
2005:
Released her debut album <i>Some Hearts</i>
2006:
Nominated for Song of the Year ("Jesus, Take The Wheel") at the Grammy Awards
2007:
Performed the theme song "Ever Ever After" for Disney¿s animated/live action fairy tale, "Enchanted," starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey; nominated for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the Grammy Awards (2008)
2008:
Nominated for Song of the Year ("Before He Cheats") at the Grammy Awards
2008:
Became youngest person inducted into the Grand Ole Opry
2009:
Nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance ("Just a Dream") at the Grammy Awards
2010:
Made her television acting debut on the CBS comedy series "How I Met Your Mother" as an enigmatic pharmaceutical sales rep and a love interest for Ted (played by Josh Radnor)
2010:
Performed the theme song for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"; also co-wrote the song with David Hodges and Hillary Lindsey
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song ¿ Motion Picture ("There's a Place for Us" from "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader")
2011:
Made her feature acting debut in "Soul Surfer" opposite AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt
2012:
Announced to star as Maria von Trapp in NBC live broadcast of "The Sound of Music," slated for 2013 release
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Education

Checotah High School: Checotah , Oklahoma - 2001
Northeastern State University: Tahlequah , Oklahoma - 2006

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