Its follow-up, Play On (2009), was preceded by the single "Cowboy Casanova", which had one of the biggest single-week upward movements on the Hot 100.  In 2009, Forbes reported that Underwood was the top earning American Idol alumnus from June 2008 to May 17, 2009. That's what makes us special.  Her cover of R.E.M.  But she has occasionally mentioned Rock acts like Queen, George Michael, The Rolling Stones, and My Chemical Romance as influences. All singles from Carnival Ride were certified Platinum by the RIAA, for selling more than one million copies each.  In November 2008, Underwood recorded a virtual and posthumous duet with Elvis Presley, on his classic "I'll Be Home For Christmas", for his 2008 album Christmas Duets.  Underwood received one nomination – Best Country Solo Performance – for her single "Church Bells" for the 59th annual Grammy awards.  She spent part of one of her summers as a page for Oklahoma State Representative Bobby Frame.  In June 2013, Forbes placed Underwood at No.  "Cowboy Casanova" has sold over 2 million copies, being certified double Platinum. She won Video of the Year for "Blown Away" for the fourth time, which also makes her the artist with the most wins ever in the category. | The Official Carrie Underwood Site", "94.9 The Bull, The Most Country Guaranteed! Acclaimed by Rolling Stone as "the female vocalist of her generation of any genre", she was listed by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014.  "Undo It", Underwood's third single from Play On, was released to radio in May. For the past 11 years I have been and am currently a guitarist for Carrie Underwood. I may take a different approach, a more simple approach on the next one.  In July, she picked up her fifth Teen Choice Award, for Choice Country Artist. Underwood went on to say, "Our church is gay-friendly. 2 on the Billboard 200, making Underwood the first country artist to have their first five studio albums debut at Nos.  Underwood's third single, "Some Hearts", was also released in October, but exclusively to pop radio, peaking in the top thirty of the adult contemporary charts. Underwood and Brad Paisley co-hosted the awards show for their first year as hosts, and she walked away with the Female Vocalist of the Year award for the third consecutive year.  At the 52nd Grammy Awards in 2010, Underwood won her fifth Grammy Award: she won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for "I Told You So" with Randy Travis and was also nominated again for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for "Just A Dream".  "Inside Your Heaven" is the only single by a solo country artist in the decade of 2000–2009 to reach No. The foundation helps with general causes, needs and services in the area of Checotah to directly impact the community.  At the 2008 American Music Awards, Carnival Ride won the Favorite Country Album award, marking her second consecutive win in the category. @iveychilders worked harder than I did while I was gone and kept it all together. , On October 20, 2016, Underwood was honored as one of CMT Artists of the Year, marking her third year to receive the award.  She sang the Eagles song "Life in the Fast Lane" alongside Grammy nominees Rascal Flatts. The artist gets more than the band members.  A few months earlier, she appeared in an episode of the PBS children's television series Sesame Street, performing a voice-over as "Carrie Underworm" a worm who sings a song about worm pride before an auto race Sesame Street is holding.  On June 8, the official music video for "Southbound" premiered on Underwood's YouTube channel. Cry Pretty's debut frame of 266,000 units is the biggest week for any album by a woman and a country album in 2018.  She also performed the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the NFC Championship Game between the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers in 2006, as well as at the 2006 edition of NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600, the MLB All Star Game in Pittsburgh, and at Game 3 of the 2007 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies. , On February 12, 2012, Underwood and Tony Bennett performed their duet "It Had to Be You" at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Oprah toured the cottage and interviewed Underwood and Fisher there for their appearance on Oprah's Next Chapter. She also paid tribute to Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys by performing "New San Antonio Rose". The biggest shout out goes to my wife and our two girls. , On February 4, 2012, Underwood joined Steven Tyler to record CMT's Crossroads at the Pepsi Coliseum during the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam of Super Bowl XLVI. In 2009, Underwood's foundation "Checotah Animal, Town & School Foundation" and the Academy of Country Music foundation "ACM Lifting Lives" partnered to give students in Checotah, Oklahoma a gift valued at more than $120,000 in new instruments for their music programs. In early 2013, Underwood won the prize for Top Selling International Album of the Year at the 41st Country Music Awards of Australia, held by the Country Music Association of Australia.  Underwood held a surprise concert at a local high school and then unveiled the gifts. After she sang "Could've Been" by Tiffany on the top 12 girls night, judge Simon Cowell commented that she would be one of the favorites to win the competition. , A local admirer arranged for her to go to Nashville when she was 14 to audition for Capitol Records. Ed Eason is a guitarist, speaker and a connector. 2 on the AC Chart and remained there for three consecutive weeks.  In 2010, Underwood became the official spokesperson for the Pedigree adoption drive. , On May 8, Underwood received four nominations and one win for the 2018 CMT Music Awards. 24 for all worldwide tours of 2010. , Underwood established the Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation in 2009. , Underwood's music career began with the release of her first single, "Inside Your Heaven", on June 14, 2005. While Carrie's experience on …  Her music is generally Country pop with Rock influence similar to that of Kelly Clarkson, as noticed by Rolling Stone. 'Heartbeat' to impact radio Nov. 30", "Carrie Underwood to release 'Greatest Hits,' new single", "Carrie Underwood Announces Greatest Hits Album", "Carrie Underwood Climbs to No.  Underwood and songwriters, David Hodges and Hillary Lindsey, received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.  On April 11, 2007, Underwood continued her streak of top Country singles with the release of "Wasted", which peaked at No.  On June 7, Underwood headlined the second day of CMA Music Fest in Nashville, where Joan Jett made a surprise appearance on stage.  She later won the award for Entertainer of the Year; the win made her the most-awarded woman in that category.  In 2010, Underwood was reported by Forbes to have earned over $13 million from May 2009 to May 2010, being the top-earning Idol.  In addition, the album debuted at No. Biography.  She gave the debut performance of "Southbound", the official third single from the Cry Pretty album, during the show.  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