It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Carrie Underwood

It's true that Carrie Underwood sprang to fame as an American Idol winner, but her career needs to be defined in the context of country superstars instead of reality show contestants. Her millions of records sold, her dozens of awards from the country music academy and the Grammys, her many record-breaking feats on the charts, and her status as one of the most powerful people in the music business all testify to her staying power beyond American Idol.

Underwood grew up in the small town of Checotah, Oklahoma, and began singing with her church at the tender age of three. She performed throughout her childhood, eventually moving on to festival gigs in several states. Along with developing her singing, Underwood learned to play guitar and piano. She graduated from high school as her class salutatorian and majored in mass communication at Northeastern State College with an eye on a career in broadcast journalism, but continued her singing career throughout her studies.

As a senior just a few credits short of her degree, Underwood heard about the auditions for the 2005 season of American Idol. She tried out for the show at the St. Louis, Missouri auditions, and her innocent charm and pure, pretty voice ended up winning her not only a place among the 12 finalists, but the title of 2005's American Idol. Her debut single, "Inside Your Heaven," was released that summer, and she finished recording her debut album after completing the American Idols Live! tour. Some Hearts was released later that fall and became a smash hit, selling over 300,000 copies in its first week and eventually going platinum a whopping seven times. The album's lead single, "Jesus, Take the Wheel," was also a big success, topping Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for six weeks.

Acclaim for the album and single spilled over into 2006, when Some Hearts re-entered Billboard's Top Ten after Underwood's appearance on the 2006 American Idol finale. Meanwhile, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" won Single Record of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards (where she also won Top New Female Vocalist); a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association; and Breakthrough Video and Best Female Video at the CMT Awards, making her the only double winner at the event. Despite her hectic career as a country music star -- which included carrying her tour through the fall of 2006 -- Underwood found the time to finish her degree. "Before He Cheats" was released as Underwood's third single late in 2006, and became her third country number one and her fourth total number one hit. That December, she won five Billboard Music Awards: Album of the Year, Top 200 Female Artist of the Year, Female Country Artist, New Country Artist, and Country Album of the Year.

Early in 2007, Underwood began work on her second album, while "Wasted" became the fourth single taken from Some Hearts; she performed it on an episode of American Idol that March, and the following month it hit number one on the Hot Country Songs Chart. Underwood gathered more accolades by winning two awards at the 2007 CMT Awards -- Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for "Before He Cheats" -- and taking home two Grammys. She also took home three 2007 ACM Awards in May, which included Album of the Year for Some Hearts and Top Female Vocalist. She made another trip to American Idol late in the month for the sixth season finale, where she sang "I'll Stand by You" to a standing ovation. During the show, Clive Davis recognized Underwood's sextuple-platinum sales; Underwood was the first country artist to sell that many copies of a debut album since LeAnn Rimes did it in 1996. She also appeared on Brad Paisley's album 5th Gear, which was released in June 2006.

Riding on that swell of support, Underwood released her sophomore effort Carnival Ride in October 2007. Four of the album's tracks hit the top of the country charts, pushing the album to multi-million sales and earning her two additional Grammy Awards. Two years after the album's release, Underwood released her third studio effort, Play On, which found her devoting more focus than ever to her songwriting abilities. She co-wrote seven of the album's tracks, including the leadoff single, "Cowboy Casanova." Underwood's fourth studio album, Blown Away, released in the spring of 2012, was produced by her longtime collaborator Mark Bright, and driven by its hit lead single, "Good Girl," it showed her continued growth from American Idol to savvy country-pop star.

Underwood undertook her first big starring role in 2013, when she signed on to play Maria in a live televised production of The Sound of Music on NBC. Airing on December 5, 2013, the broadcast was accompanied by a studio soundtrack. The year 2014 was relatively quiet for her, although in September she released the single "Something in the Water" and three months later the compilation Greatest Hits: Decade #1. A heavily spiritual single with the theme of baptism, "Something in the Water" topped the country and Christian charts, and also reached the pop Top 40. Early in 2015, it earned her a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance. ~ Heather Phares & Steve Leggett, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Inside Your Heaven (Single)

x

Track List: Home Sweet Home (Radio Single)

x

Track List: I'll Stand By You (Radio Single)

x

Track List: Praying For Time (Radio Single)

x

Track List: Quitter (Radio Single)

x

Track List: Something In The Water (Single)

x

Track List: There's A Place For Us (Radio Single)

Comments

Report as inappropriate
I love you and you songs
Report as inappropriate
Love your new song (little toy guns )
Report as inappropriate
alaskanjer
Say iPhone 5 times

Pick a color

Post this on 5 songs

Look under your pillow
Report as inappropriate
alaskanjer
hi
Report as inappropriate
alaskanjer
love little toy guns awesome!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Report as inappropriate
Hi
Report as inappropriate
Carrie underwood has a amazing voice
Report as inappropriate
Shg is the bedt
Report as inappropriate
Love your music
Report as inappropriate
Love love love ur music
Report as inappropriate
alexandergar c i e
Oooohhhh sseeexxxyyy
Report as inappropriate
fargopants4
Lol:-)
Report as inappropriate
jpf7301
Good. Girl
Report as inappropriate
jpf7301
Lol Love. You
Report as inappropriate
Go Carrie Underwood amazing
Report as inappropriate
emilyseverso n 2 3
Hi Carrie You have the best music ever
Report as inappropriate
I LOVE how great thou art!!!!! U have such an AMAZING voice!
Report as inappropriate
Hi Carrie
Report as inappropriate
Carrie you are great they are just jealous don't listen to them and remember the hater gonna hate
Report as inappropriate
I love carrie underwood
Report as inappropriate
dgangluff
Earth! Please stay young at heart anyway thats kinda impossibal lol! But i love u Carrie and u love me tess lol!!!!!!!
Report as inappropriate
dgangluff
Carrie i have a quick question well my favriote song is before he cheats which is by u lol well i was wondering is that song a real story?????? I will love to heare from u and of course i love all of ur Songs i mean who dosent? But yes before he cheats is my fave! And i also like this is just a Dream and undo it and little toy guns and well i think u get the picture i love em all lol but realy thanks for folowing your dreams u made me follow my own!

By the way ur like the preetyiest girl on Ear
Report as inappropriate
hi she the best please everybody out there stop being mean to people start being nice thank u for listing follow me please have any questions just follow me i will answer ok
Report as inappropriate
Iphone iphone iphone iphone iphone pink
Report as inappropriate
I love your songs
Report as inappropriate
Read my bio
Report as inappropriate
Carrie underwood is great.
Report as inappropriate
F**k you srupid a** n**ga you aint sexy b**ch
Report as inappropriate
She cute but a stupid a** b**ch f**k her
Report as inappropriate
Stop with the mean comments don't listen Carrie your awesome there just jealous !!!
Report as inappropriate
She is ��������
Report as inappropriate
stipdddddddd d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d
dddddddddddd d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d
dddddddddddd d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d
dddddddddddd d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d
dddddddddddd d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d
Report as inappropriate
stupiddddddd d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d
Report as inappropriate
U r really pretty
Report as inappropriate
You are pretty
Report as inappropriate
Country girls got game!! Powerful and spirit lifting song
Report as inappropriate
I love her songs!! #biggest fan
Report as inappropriate
Lol
Are my favorite country singer I love you loved it the sound of the music
Report as inappropriate
I love you your my favorite country singer love the song all American girl
Report as inappropriate
mabullis62
Lol
Report as inappropriate
I love you. you are a pretty women. you are my favorite female country artist
Report as inappropriate
jpezzutiusa
I love you
Report as inappropriate
giannamariea r t
Hello how are you doing
Report as inappropriate
mayerkirkpat r i c k
Luv your song!!!!!!!
Beautiful voice!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Report as inappropriate
Why le
Report as inappropriate
Such a pretty women
Report as inappropriate
bigjasmine
She is one of my favourite female country artists OF ALL TIME!!!!
Report as inappropriate
taw7619
������������
Report as inappropriate
Ygghhbbnrerh m k j n k u u k k u h h j h d d f g n j h r d d f h h j k q w e r t y u i o p a s d f g h j k l z x c v b n m !
Report as inappropriate
I love your songs
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[68, 117, 116, 109, 109, 119, 96, 122, 118, 103, 80, 100, 96, 120, 102, 66, 82, 104, 69, 65, 95, 106, 77, 119, 82, 75, 123, 110, 73, 115, 65, 102, 90, 66, 81, 124, 68, 121, 117, 105, 99, 114, 77, 112, 98, 107, 107, 120, 103, 71, 109, 117, 105, 99, 88, 70, 94, 124, 64, 72, 97, 71, 97, 85, 122, 78, 87, 110, 114, 77, 109, 69, 83, 96, 66, 84, 64, 91, 85, 72, 88, 94, 104, 114, 81, 68, 102, 84, 102, 78, 113, 77, 82, 122, 127, 126, 101, 109, 120, 106, 125, 87, 84, 96, 124, 119, 107, 67, 72, 113, 95, 87, 94, 82, 73, 107, 103, 97, 96, 77, 84, 123, 81, 100, 93, 124, 112, 106, 94, 78, 117, 67, 74, 113, 99, 85, 77, 127, 90, 65, 105, 117, 102, 120, 88, 87, 105, 101, 68, 121, 64, 76, 72, 75, 81, 83, 104, 113, 125, 97, 79, 118, 119, 99, 98, 88, 87, 79, 124, 92, 89, 90, 77, 86, 122, 100, 95, 119, 112, 99, 108, 78, 90, 83, 72, 91, 103, 114, 101, 82, 99, 90, 113, 97, 111, 120, 81, 126, 68, 111, 65, 81, 103, 93, 107, 93, 124, 103, 97, 80, 104, 83, 73, 123, 84, 112, 97, 97, 99, 118, 121, 66, 119, 96, 67, 88, 69, 109, 115, 95, 106, 123, 64, 72, 64, 120, 103, 122, 115, 72, 105, 87, 122, 104, 108, 78, 74, 109, 81, 70, 76, 102, 68, 72, 95, 73, 70, 121, 73, 111, 68, 121, 68, 90, 103, 73, 65, 88, 116, 108, 66, 90, 104, 86, 118, 65, 97, 106, 105, 114, 113, 119, 117, 108, 119, 127, 95, 105, 70, 106, 65, 122, 103, 79, 96, 94, 64, 112, 86, 108, 127, 127, 70, 85, 116, 119, 77, 117, 72, 108, 111, 113, 100, 85, 106, 83, 68, 100, 125, 93, 105, 127, 108, 112, 119, 70, 103, 98, 103, 84, 69, 100, 84, 120, 93, 84, 67, 121, 76, 113, 71, 78, 101, 71, 121, 83, 72, 84, 100, 98, 70, 64, 76, 83, 101, 126, 69, 77, 120, 108, 72, 110, 68, 93, 91, 68, 84, 90, 88, 127, 71, 117, 126, 94, 125, 97, 104, 114, 110, 95, 108, 117, 88, 70, 94, 74, 127, 69, 97, 108, 107, 106, 118, 113, 104, 68, 71, 93, 116, 125, 120, 75, 84, 105, 78, 98, 108, 92, 113, 121, 92, 106, 124, 84, 90, 65, 88, 80, 127, 86, 85, 77, 109, 111, 72, 102, 96, 100, 90, 119, 76, 86, 66, 67, 106, 79, 108, 88, 100, 103, 88, 125, 110, 125, 74, 105, 114, 70, 101, 117, 77, 110, 108, 115, 67, 75, 84, 106, 83, 112, 95, 86, 66, 87, 90, 116, 75, 72, 71, 105, 79, 92, 78, 102, 64, 76, 107, 81, 109, 126, 111, 77, 68, 69, 97, 111, 95, 107, 110, 67, 120, 116, 121, 120, 110, 107, 118, 88, 99, 64, 104, 109, 101, 100, 107, 76, 107, 64, 84, 112, 98, 85]