Carrie Underwood is an American country singer. She rose to prominence after winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005.
In St. Louis, Missouri, Underwood auditioned for American Idol, singing Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”
Judge Simon Cowell said she would be one of the favorites to win the competition after she sang Tiffany’s “Could’ve Been” on the top 12 girls’ night.
Underwood sang a rendition of the number-one 1980s rock hit “Alone,” made famous by Heart, during the top 11 finalists’ performance on the March 22, 2005, Idol broadcast, and Cowell prophesied that Underwood will not only win the competition but also outsell all prior Idol winners.
She swept the voting, according to one of the show’s producers, winning every week by a considerable margin. During the course of the show, she developed a following known as “Carrie’s Care Bears.”
Carrie Underwood Parents: Carole Underwood and Stephen Underwood
Country singer Carrie Underwood was born to her parents, Carole Underwood (mother) and Stephen Underwood (Father). Her father worked in a paper mill while her mother taught elementary school.
It has been established that Carrie’s father, Stephen Underwood has passed away.