Parents are Steve & Carole Underwood of Checotah. Carol is a retired school teacher from Checotah public school. Steve retired from an industrial plant and has cattle.
Carrie graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 as Salutatorian of her class. She also has 2 older sisters.
Carrie has sang in Checotah for Old Settlers Day, Lion's Club, and church starting at a young age.
Carrie plays the guitar and piano and is also a senior at Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, majoring in mass communication, she left school to compete for the American Idol, but plans to pursue her degree. She is a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority.
Carrie's first single will be released in June of this year.
Carrie will perform with the show "American Idols Live!" with other contestants as it tours the United States and Canada starting in July in Florida. Oklahoma's performance will be at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Ok. August 10.
Carrie is busy making the talk show rounds such as Entertainment Tonight, Inside Addition, Larry King, Regis, and others.
Carrie was presented a new red Mustang convertible and the use of a private jet for a year.
Carrie has a relaxed manner and country charm that captured the hearts of the judges, the voting public, and the world.
Carrie Underwood started singing in public when she was a small child and made her first studio recording at age 13. Carrie has peformed many festivals in a few states, trying to get her record career started.
Carrie has performed at numerous festivals and various other shows in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, & Tennessee and has been the opening act for "Diamond Rio", "The Wilkinson's", "Exile", " "Gene Watson," Billy Hoffman" and "Earl Thomas Conley". She is a member of First Freewill Baptist Church and yes she sings in the choir. She was aHonor Student at Checotah High School in Checotah, Oklahoma .She is also a member of The National Honor Society. She spent a summer as a page for Oklahoma State Representative Bobby Frame.
Carrie lives the typical life her parents and her dog Blondie a Cocker Spaniel. She has 2 older sisters Shanna and Stephanie. Her family raises cattle but Carrie wont eat beef because she may be eating one of her pets. Carrie is a big sports fan and played softball for 8 years before it took a back seat to music. She is a DALLAS COWBOY AND Troy Aikman Fan.