Carrie Underwood is an American country singer, songwriter and actress who launched her stellar singing career with the fourth season win of FOX network’s reality show American Idol. Her exhilarating live performances feature jubilant crowds that bask in her soaring vocals reminiscent of influence Martina McBride, who, during her American Idol audition, Carrie pinpointed as being her favorite singer. So glorious is Carrie’s voice that the Boston Globe refers to it as still the most stunning part of her 2016 Storyteller Tour extravaganza that featured a spectacular 360-degree circular stage. Storyteller, released in 2015, is Carrie’s fifth studio album, which followed 2014 Greatest Hits Decade #1, 2012 Blown Away, 2009 Play On, 2007 Carnival Ride and 2005 Some Hearts. Prior to the 2016 Storyteller Tour, Carrie’s other tours included 2012/2013 Blown Away, 2010/2011 Play on Tour, 2008 Carnival Ride Tour and her first headlining tour 2006 Carrie Underwood: Live in Concert . Groundbreaking achievements mark Carrie’s career, including her 2008 induction as the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry and her 2014 inclusion on the Time list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In the 12 years since her 2005 American Idol victory, she has collected a long list of industry awards including seven Grammy awards, and all her singles, such as favorites “Before He Cheats” and “Wasted,” have populated Billboard’s Country Singles chart and have reached top spot numerous times.
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