By the time she turned 28, country music superstar Carrie Underwood had achieved more than most singers achieve in a lifetime. She won the fourth season of American Idol, won multiple Grammy Awards, inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, became the first female to be named ACM Entertainer of the Year back-to-back, and had the fastest selling country music debut in the history of Nielsen SoundScan. In additional to all those successes, Underwood also charted three number one country albums and ten number one country singles.
For awhile it didn't look as if Underwood was going to have a music career. She was going to sign with Capitol Records in 1996 but the deal fell through when the company changed management. Instead, Underwood, who graduated from high school in 2001 as salutatorian, attended college and... Read more