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20 Facts About Carrie Underwood



November 6th, 2014 by in Entertainment

After her start on American Idol, Carrie Underwood has taken the country music scene by storm and now has albums that have gone triple platinum!  Here are 20 things about this small-town Oklahoma girl you probably didn’t already know about Carrie Underwood.

1. Carrie Underwood was born on March 10, 1983. She is now 29 years old.

2. Her full name is Carrie Marie Underwood.

3. She truly is an Oklahoma girl. She was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma and was raised in Checotah, Oklahoma.

4. Can you believe that Carrie had no formal singing training? She has never taken professional lessons. Where did that voice come from?

5. Some of her favorite things are:

TV Show: Desperate Housewives

Actor: Johnny Depp

Actress: Drew Barrymore

Male Vocalist: George Michael

Female Vocalist: Kelly Clarkson

6. Carrie played softball for 8 years and says that she is a big sports fan. She is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. (Despite Tony Romo)

7. Friends wanted Carrie to audition for American Idol, but her only response was “I would, but Simon wouldn’t like me.” Thank goodness she went!

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

9. Carrie was only a Junior in college before American Idol. After winning, Carrie went back to college to graduate. She was majoring in Mass Communications.

10. Carrie loves Care Bears and that is what her devoted fans call themselves, “Carrie’s Care Bears”.  The co-creator of Care Bears is part of Carrie’s sorority- Sigma Sigma Sigma.

11. On May 10, 2008, at the age of 26, Carrie Underwood became an official member of the Grand Ole Opry. This makes her the youngest artist to be a part of the Grand Ole Opry.

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

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

14. She is a neat freak. She can’t leave the house if she knows that her bed isn’t made.

15. Her favorite genre of movie is horror. Yes, Carrie loves the blood and gore. She loves the classics like ‘Friday the 13th’ and ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’.

16. Carrie Underwood does not use Facebook or Twitter. She believes that she would blog every time she was upset and that would get her into trouble.

17. Carrie Underwood is now married to hockey star, Mike Fisher. This beautiful couple got married on July 10, 2010 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The wedding cost them nearly $500,000…talk about extravagant!

18. She stopped eating meat when she was 13 and was voted “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian” in 2005 by PETA.

19. During the 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards, Carrie was nominated for ‘Best female Vocalist of the Year’ against the talented Faith Hill. When they announced that Carrie Underwood was this winner, Faith Hill yelled “what?!” to the camera and stormed off. Carrie won two awards that night to add to her wall of awards.

20. Carrie has won a total of 116 awards during her career. Some of these awards include “Female Vocalist of the Year”,” Album of the Year” and “Artist of the Year.”

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