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Carrie Underwood Information

Although Underwood didn’t come from a musical family, as a young child she was singing publicly and competitively and continued to do so while college. Carrie Underwood appeared on the fourth season of American Idol, one of the first contestants let alone winners to be inherently influenced by country music, choosing to sing songs by Martina McBride and Bonnie Raitt. Underwood has since become the most successful singer to have risen out of American Idol fame, with her debut album Some Hearts (2005) proving to be a huge hit, featuring the no. 1 hits "Jesus, Take the Wheel," "Don't Forget to Remember Me" and "Before He Cheats."

Underwood went on to tour with country superstars Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley and even won her first CMA Awards in 2006, in the Horizon and female vocalist categories. Her follow-up album Carnival Ride was similarly successful, earning Underwood the title of Billboard’s Country Artist of the Year in 2007 and becoming a member of Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Underwood’s third album Play On was released last November and she is currently on the road as part of the second American leg of her promotional Play On tour. The Play On Tour will be coming to the New England area November 6th at Manchester, NH’s Verizon Wireless Arena.

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