Carrire Underwood

By: Niani McDonald


Carrie Underwood was born on March 10,1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Growing up she always loved anything to do with music but put that aside to get a degree in broadcast journalism. Her senior year at Northeastern State University was the year everything changed. She audition for a popular competition TV show called American Idol and won! Carrie Underwood at the age of 26 became the youngest member of Grand Ole Opry. Throughout her career, she released many singles and albums including her hit albums Carnival Ride and Play On. Her first single , " Inside your Heaven " raised to the top of the Billboard charts. Her song "Jesus Take The Wheel" also reached the top of country charts. She soon won many awards including Country Music Association awards, Academy of Country Music awards and multiple Grammy awards. She became one of the most popular female country artists.

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Carrie Underwood's career began when she made the decision to audition for the TV show American Idol. She went through the long process of show and won! After winning, her name was put on the map with a record contract.


  • "Before He Cheats"
  • " Jesus Take the Wheel"
  • " Good Girl"
  • " I'll Stand By You"
  • " Inside Your Heaven"
  • " Don't Forget To Remember Me"
  • " Little Toy Guns"


  • Some Hearts
  • Blown Away
  • Play On
  • Carnival Ride
  • This is Country Music

Characteristics of Country music

  • Blues modes
  • Consists of ballads and dance tunes
  • Usually has a banjo, electric and acoustic guitar, fiddles, and harmonicas
  • Encompasses Western music
  • Radio genre
  • Has 6 generations of music
Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats

"Before He Cheats"

S- Main Vocals, Back-Up Vocals, Drum set, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Bass

H- Back-Up Vocals, Drum set, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Bass

M- Main Vocals

R- Moderate, in 4

G- Moderate- Loud- Moderate


Intro, Verse 1, Chorus, Verse 2, Chorus, Verse 3, Bridge, Chorus, Outro


Work Cited A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 06 May 2015.

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