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Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood grew up in Checotah, Okla., as the youngest of three sisters. She performed in local talent shows, earning the attention of Capitol Records when she was just 14 years old, although she never actually signed a contract. After becoming salutatorian of her high school class in 2001, Underwood attended Northeastern State University, majoring in mass communications, and graduated magna cum laude in 2006, one year after being crowned the Season 4 winner of ‘American Idol.’ When Underwood was auditioning for ‘Idol,’ judge Simon Cowell predicted she would outsell every previous winner of the competition — and she remains the best-selling contestant on the show, with more than 14 million albums sold in the United States.

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Carrie Underwood Partners With Operation Homefront to Honor Military Families During 2016 Tour

Carrie Underwood is partnering with Operation Homefront and Carnival Cruise Line to honor military families during her 2016 Storyteller Tour.

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Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt Performing at 2016 Grammy Awards

Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt have joined the lineup of performers set for the 2016 Grammy Awards.

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Swon Brothers Say Carrie Underwood Is ‘a Good Friend to Have’

The Swon Brothers tell The Boot that they were surprised to be invited to join Carrie Underwood on her 2016 tour.

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Top 6 Unforgettable Country ‘American Idol’ Auditions

A video highlighting the most unforgettable country 'American Idol' auditions.

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Easton Corbin Says He’s Willing to Change Diapers on Carrie Underwood’s 2016 Tour

Easton Corbin talks to The Boot about his upcoming time on tour with Carrie Underwood.

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10 Years Ago: Carrie Underwood’s ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ Hits No. 1

On Jan. 21, 2006, Carrie Underwood earned a No. 1 hit with her debut single, "Jesus, Take the Wheel."

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Carrie Underwood’s ‘Greatest Hits: Decade #1’ Earns Platinum Certification

Carrie Underwood's 'Greatest Hits: Decade #1' album has been certified platinum.

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2016 Grammy Awards Best Country Solo Performance
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POLL: Who Should Win Best Country Solo Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards?

A readers' poll to predict the winner of Best Country Solo Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

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Video Shootout: The Mavericks vs. Lindsay Ell vs. Carrie Underwood

After earning more than 80 percent of the votes in last week's Video Shootout, the Mavericks and their “Pardon Me” music video are one win away from earning a spot in the Video Shootout Hall of Fame. Will they do it?

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2015’s Country Music Babies [PICTURES]

Country fans, get ready for another legion of country music superstars in say ... oh, 18 years? Some of today's hottest country artists have had babies in 2015, which means their musical genes (and, okay, good looks) could very well have been passed down to their bundles of joy.

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