After taking the fourth season title on Fox’s American Idol in 2005, Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood shot to fame as only a select few of the Idol champs had before her. Releasing her debut album following her win in 2005, Underwood scored instant chart-topping success with catchy singles like “Some Hearts” and “Jesus Take the Wheel.” In November 2007, Underwood took home the American Music Award for Favorite Female Country Artist and Favorite Country Album. This then-rising star also earned a 2008 Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her popular girl power anthem “Before He Cheats.”
Once linked to quarterback Tony Romo and Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford, the country siren has settled down with Canadian hockey player Mike Fisher, who popped the question with a 12-carat diamond just before the Christmas holiday in December 2009. The pair said “I do” in a luxe country ceremony in Georgia in July 2010.
Together, the couple has one child, Isaiah Michael Fisher, born in February 2015.
Since 2013, Underwood has performed the opening theme song for NBC’s Sunday Night Football, succeeding singer Faith Hill.