Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma) is an American country singer-songwriter. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, and has become a multi-platinum selling recording artist and a multiple Grammy Award winner. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was certified seven times platinum and is the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history.
Some Hearts yielded three number one hits on the Billboard Country charts in the United States and Canada: “Jesus, Take the Wheel”,”Wasted”, and her biggest hit to date, “Before He Cheats”. Additionally “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” topped the charts in Canada. Underwood scored another Top 10 Billboard hit with her charity single, “I’ll Stand by You”.