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Birth name: Carrie Marie Underwood.
Born: March 10, 1983 Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.
September 5, 2008: "Carrie Underwood Calls Jessica Simpson Fat!"
Carrie Underwood has reportedly branded Jessica Simpson fat in a jealous spat over Tony Romo.
The American Idol winner is said to have been less than impressed when Jess gushed about her man in a recent interview.
OK! quotes a friend of Carrie's as saying, "She finds Jessica's love of putting her life on display pretty desperate.
"She laughed at the People cover, because it's the same one Jess did about John Mayer - same smile, same look, except she's a little fatter."
Jess had told People, "I just told him (Tony) today, 'You're the love of my life.' "
The Dukes of Hazard star also went onto to say she didn't feel threatened by Carrie's calls to her quarterback boyfriend.
August 12, 2008: "Carrie Underwood Opens Up About Past Relationships On The Cover Allure Magazine This September"
Carrie Underwood gets up close and personal in the September issue of Allure magazine as she shares ups and downs in dating, including her past relationships.
The country music sensation, 25, recalls a time when she has just found her success on "American Idol." A guy who ignored her in college suddenly "wanted to explain."
She tells the beauty magazine, "You never really know why somebody wants to be around you, or if they do genuinely like you. I wish everybody had a label on their forehead so you could automatically tell their intentions."
Underwood, who had been inducted into the exclusive Nashville's Grand Ole Opry earlier this year, admits that she had been cheated on and lied to by someone she refuses to name "even though he probably deserves it."
But just to set the record straight, it's not ex-boyfriend Chace Crawford, who she had broken up with through text messaging.
She says of her split with the "Gossip Girl" star, "We didn't have a fight. No one cheated. It plain didn't work."
And as for her other famous former flame, Dallas Cowboys player Tony Romo, she admits she still hears from him sometimes but she'll "maybe not answer" the call.
Underwood continues, "We were both small town people doing very big things, and we relied on each other, dealing with fame."
The "Some Hearts" hitmaker is on the close-up cover of Allure Magazine's September issue.
May 20, 2008: "Carrie Underwood Named Most Popular American Idol"
Results have been released from an AOL Television poll that show that the most popular American Idol contestant to date is country singer Carrie Underwood.
The poll was conducted from May 9 to the 16 and received more than 1 million votes.
Carrie Underwood was the winner back in 2005 and since winning the show has gone on to stardom in the country music world, winning a Grammy, American Music, Billboard and Country Music Association awards.
April 24, 2008: "Carrie Underwood: "I've Been Cheated On""
Carrie Underwood says she's experienced heartbreak at the hands of an unfaithful boyfriend, she said, "I've been cheated on a time or two. It's tough,". "I wouldn't recommend doing any property damage, though," she laughs, a reference to her Grammy-winning song "Before He Cheats" about a woman who trashes her boyfriend's truck.
"Now I'm to the point where you get one shot. Life's too short," adds the Season 4 American Idol champ, who says that dessert is one way she heals from heartache.
"I'm a 'let it go, move on' kind of person. And ice cream is my friend. If anybody sees me eating a sundae and I look unhappy, something bad has happened,"
April 7, 2008: "Carrie Underwood Reveals Text-Message Split from Chace"
When Carrie Underwood and Chace Crawford split up, the couple called it quits digital style, says the country star. �It was completely mutual,� Underwood told Extra at the taping of Idol Gives Back. �We broke up over text so � it�s like �peace out.� � According to Underwood, the breakup wasn�t a tearful confrontation, but a realization that the romance just wasn�t meant to be between her and the Gossip Girl hunk. �It just didn�t work,� she said. �We both knew it didn�t work and [had] no hard feelings at all whatsoever.� Although the couple hasn�t spoken recently, Underwood has nothing negative to say about her ex. �I don�t dislike him, so it�s no big deal.� The split was a bit harder on Crawford, however. �He was upset about the breakup,� his sister, Candice, told PEOPLE last week. �It�s always hard when you lose a relationship.� Underwood reveals that her high profile relationship was made harder by fame. �It�s difficult while you�re dating because people always make a lot bigger deal of things than they actually are,� she tells Extra. �Then when you break up with somebody and then like two months later it comes out and it�s like you�re rehashing old stuff. I don�t know what that�s all out now.�
Carrie Underwood biography (bio):
Carrie Marie Underwood is an American pop country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. She has since become a multi-platinum selling recording artist. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was certified 6x platinum and is the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history. Underwood is the first American Idol winner to sweep up honors at all three major music awards in the same awards show season (06-07), including one American Music Award, five Billboard Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards (including Best New Artist). Her critically acclaimed debut album is the best selling album of any American Idol contestant in the U.S. to date.
Her album, Some Hearts, has yielded five number one hits to date on various charts in the United States and Canada, including "Inside Your Heaven", "Jesus, Take the Wheel", and "Before He Cheats". Her second album, Carnival Ride, has already produced a top 20 hit, "So Small".
Carrie Underwood was born at Muskogee Regional Medical Center, and grew up on her parents' farm in rural Checotah, Oklahoma. She is the third and youngest daughter of Stephen and Carole Underwood (retired schoolteacher of Checotah Public Schools). She has two older sisters, Shanna Underwood Means born in 1970 and Stephanie Underwood Shelton born in 1973, respectively, both elementary school teachers in Oklahoma. Underwood had performed at Robbins Memorial Talent Show in her childhood. She is a member of Free Will Baptist Church. As a young child, she sang in church, and for Old Settler's Day and Lion's Club, local events in Checotah. At the age of 13 in 1996, her manager at the time tried to get her a recording contract at Capitol Records. However, due to management changes at Capitol, it never materialized.
Underwood graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 as salutatorian. After high school, she moved on to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and an emphasis in journalism. Underwood is a member of the Alpha Iota chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, and a tribal member of Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma. For two years during the summer, she performed in Northeastern's Downtown Country show in Tahlequah. She also competed in numerous beauty pageants at the university and was selected as Miss NSU runner-up in 2004.
She currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee.
In the summer of 2004, Underwood auditioned for American Idol in St. Louis. On March 22, 2005, Underwood sang a powerful rendition of the number one 80's rock hit Alone by Heart and the notoriously hard-to-please judge Simon Cowell predicted that Underwood would not only win the competition, but would outsell all previous Idol winners. Underwood was the second winner never to have been voted in the bottom three. While on the show, Underwood gained a loyal fan base known as "Carrie's Care Bears." Interestingly, she is in the same sorority (Sigma Sigma Sigma) as Linda Denham, the creator of the original Care Bears franchise.
On May 25, 2005, Underwood was crowned the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, beating out Bo Bice.
Underwood appeared on the sixth season of American Idol, where she sang her single "Wasted" on March 8. This was her fourth time performing on the show since winning the competition in 2005. Also, Underwood performed at the Idol Gives Back concert singing her new song, "I'll Stand By You", (a cover of the Pretenders hit) along with Kelly Clarkson, Rascal Flatts, and others. Underwood sang the same song at American Idol's season finale on May 23, 2007, receiving a standing ovation.
At her American Idol audition, Underwood revealed to the judges that her favorite singer is contemporary country recording artist Martina McBride. Throughout her time on American Idol, home videos were shown in which she sang "Independence Day", one of Martina's best known songs. Underwood also released her version of "Independence Day" as the B-side to her first #1 single, "Inside Your Heaven".
In addition to being a singer, Underwood is also a skilled guitar player, and has accompanied herself on guitar during performances of certain songs like "Don't Forget To Remember Me" and "Inside Your Heaven" during some of her live concerts, as well as on the albums.
Another feature of Underwood's interests expressed on Idol is her love for animals. Underwood is a vegetarian and stopped consuming beef at the age of 13 as she couldn't stand the thought of eating one of her own animals. She was voted "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" by animal-rights organization PETA in 2007 for the second time, the first being in 2005 alongside Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
Underwood is a supporter of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and has done several public service announcements for the organization.
A native of eastern Oklahoma, she co-wrote a song dedicated to her hometown, "I Ain't in Checotah Anymore". In December 2005, Underwood was named Oklahoman of the Year by Oklahoma Today.
Underwood performed with the USO Christmas Tour in Iraq during the 2006 Holiday season, to spread holiday cheer to the troops overseas. She follows a celebrity entertainment tradition started by Bob Hope that continues to this day. Several internet sites have photos and video clips of Underwood's performances in Iraq, including photos of Underwood in military garb.
Victoria's Secret recently named Underwood the "Sexiest Female Musician". She took the top honors along with Justin Timberlake, who was named the "Sexiest Male Musician". She was also placed on this year's list of the Most Beautiful People by People. She will be featured in the magazine's upcoming issue. Most recently, Underwood was honored as one of three of the most influential entertainers in America at this point in time and was named sexiest female country artist by Country Weekly.
Recently, Underwood filmed a video for the Disney Movie, "Enchanted", due to hit theaters this November. Underwood performed an original song for the movie called "Ever After," which will appear on the soundtrack for the movie.
Underwood performed at halftime of the Thanksgiving Day football game at Texas Stadium and has been connected socially with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, attending his birthday party in April of 2007. On May 15, 2007 Romo escorted Underwood to the Academy of Country Music Awards.