Carrie Underwood is an American country singer and songwriter from Checotah, Ok. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol. She has since become a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a multiple Grammy Award winner, was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, is a three-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Female Vocalist winner, and the current ACM Entertainer of the year.
Her debut album, Some Hearts, was certified seven times platinum, and is the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history. It is also the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history. ~ Wikipedia.