Carrie Underwood has a net worth of $140 million and is an American country music singer, fashion designer, songwriter, actress, and book. Carrie rose to stardom in 2005 after winning the fourth season of “American Idol.”
She has subsequently risen to prominence as one of the most well-known mainstream recording artists in the industry, setting and breaking numerous records in the process.
The massive worldwide success of the singles “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats” boosted her debut album, “Some Hearts,” from 2005.
“Some Hearts” is country music’s best-selling solo female debut album, the fastest-selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history, and the best-selling country album of the last 17 years. For the album, Underwood received three Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist.
Carrie Underwood was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, on March 10, 1983. She grew up on her parents’ farm in the little town of Checotah, Oklahoma. Her father worked in a paper mill, while her mother was a primary school teacher.
At the age of five, she was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and was prescribed Ritalin and Dexedrine, which she continues to take as an adult. Carrie began performing at church and in local talent events when she was a child.
Carrie’s family was prompted by a local fan to take her to Nashville at the age of 14 to audition for a record deal. Capital Records expressed interest but eventually declined. Carrie initially abandoned her hopes of being a singer after graduating from high school.
Northeastern State University was her alma mater. She worked as a page for Oklahoma State Representative Bobby Frame during one of her undergraduate summers. Underwood is a member of the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma.
She competed in a number of beauty pageants during her time at the university, and in 2004 she was named Miss NSU runner-up. Underwood earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a journalism specialization from college in 2006 magna cum laude.
Carrie auditioned for and was chosen for season 4 of “American Idol” in the summer of 2004.
Simon predicted Carrie will win the competition and subsequently outsell all other Idol participants during her time on the show. Both of those predictions would turn out to be correct. On May 24, 2005, Carrie has crowned Idol.
“Some Hearts,” Underwood’s debut studio album, was released in 2005. The album was certified 8x platinum in the United States, reaching #1 on the Billboard Country chart and #2 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In 2007, Underwood released the album Carnival Ride, which went to number one in the United States and Canada. Her album “Play On” was published in 2009 and went to number one in the United States and number two in Canada.
“Blown Away,” Underwood’s 2012 album, debuted at number one in the United States and Canada. In 2015, she launched her album “Storyteller,” which debuted at #1 on the US Country chart and #2 in the US.
Her album “Cry Pretty” was published in 2018 and debuted at number one on both the Billboard chart and the country chart in the United States.
“Inside Your Heaven,” “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Before He Cheats,” “Wasted,” “So Small,” “All-American Girl,” “Last Name,” “Just a Dream,” “Cowboy Casanova,” “Temporary Home,” “Undo It,” “Good Girl,” “Blown Away,” “Something in the Water,” “Heartbeat,” and “Church Bells” are just a few of Underwood’s #1 single
In 2008, as the Grand Ole Opry’s youngest member, she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry for her musical talents (to date).
In 2009, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and won seven Grammy Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 13 American Music Awards.
She was chosen to replace fellow country singer Faith Hill as the performance artist for the 2014-15 season’s Sunday Night Football theme.
Carrie has made tens of millions of dollars from endorsement deals with businesses including Target, Nintendo, Sketchers, Olay, Hershey’s, Almay, and Dick’s Sporting Goods during the course of her career.
In 2014, she collaborated with Nicole by OPI to release 14 nail lacquers. In 2015, she collaborated with Dick’s Sporting Goods to launch CALIA by Carrie Underwood, a workout wear line.
After meeting at one of her concerts in 2008, Carrie Underwood began dating NHL player Mike Fisher.
In December 2009, they became engaged, and on July 10, 2010, they married. The couple revealed they were expecting their first child together in September 2014. Isaiah Michael Fisher, the couple’s first child, was born in 2015. Jacob Bryan Fisher, their second son, was born in 2019.
Underwood claimed she experienced three miscarriages in less than a year in 2018.
She’s a vegetarian. She quit eating meat at the age of 13 because the prospect of eating one of her own animals was too much for her. PETA named her the “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian” in 2005 and 2007.
Underwood is a devout follower of Jesus Christ.
Underwood broke her wrist and smashed her face in November 2017 while bringing one of her dogs out to use the potty, requiring 40 to 50 stitches and plastic surgery to heal. She cautioned her followers that she might appear different as a result of the mishap.
In 2010, Underwood and Fisher purchased an eleven-acre estate in the posh Spruce Ridge neighborhood of Ottawa, Canada. The mansion was eventually placed up for sale for $2.2 million by the couple.
In March 2020, the couple sold their 7,000-square-foot Brentwood, Tennessee house for $1.41 million. Underwood had owned the home in Brentwood, a suburb southwest of Nashville, since 2007.
There are four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, a wet bar, a fitness center, and a tennis court in this home.
The house includes a four-car garage, a walk-out basement with heated marble floors, and additional appliances such as a Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine refrigerator.
Carrie and her family now reside in their own “forever house,” which Carrie and her husband collaborated on (presumably with the help of a professional architect).
The house is located just outside of Nashville, in Franklin, Tennessee. It sits on more than 300 acres of land, providing plenty of room for their sons, horses, and dogs to go about.