If you must tell Carrie Underwood’s story from her perspective, you must forget about the vibes surrounding her recently released anthemic song – The Champion, and its video which was picked to open NBC’s Super Bowl LII.
You must also resist the urge to talk about Jesus taking the Wheel and begin with when she first came to limelight as a contestant in the fourth season of Simon Fuller’s singing competition television series – American Idol.
Underwood’s performance during the early stage of the singing competition got one of the judges, Simon Cowell predicting that she would not only win the competition but will fare better than the previous winners of the American Idol in the music industry. Simon’s forecast started coming to pass when Carrie, on the 25th day of May 2005, emerged the winner of the competition earning for herself a recording deal that’s worth about a million dollars and a Ford Mustang among other things.
If anyone was reluctant to agree with Cowell’s prognosticate about Carrie’s future in the music world, it wasn’t long before what Simon saw became apparent. She dropped her first single, Inside Your Heaven sometime in mid-June 2005 and smashed several records. The song did more than just debuting at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100. Check the records, you will find that Inside Your Heaven made Carrie the first country musician to debut at the top spot on Billboard Hot 100. More to that, the song grabbed the No.1 position on the Canadian Singles Chart and Billboard Pop 100. Almost 1 million copies were sold.
Underwood didn’t wait for the flames the debut single ignited to water down before she released her debut album – Some Hearts. The album which was let loose on the 15th of November 2015 also smashed a handful of records. Singles like Before He Cheats, Don’t Forget to Remember Me and Jesus, Take the Wheel, extensively made the album a mega-success for Carrie. It sold fast and beyond expectation; the Recording Industry Association of America had to certify it platinum eight times.
So far, Carrie Underwood has five studio albums and there are all platinum or multi-platinum certified. Also, each of the albums earned her the American Music Award for Favorite Country Album. The star could brag about winning seven Grammy Awards. Beyond that, she has received over 100 major accolades.
Of course, Simon would claim that he saw all the Carrie-successes coming and we wouldn’t have reasons to doubt him. However, it’s almost certain he never imagined Underwood would become a multi-media superstar, making a name for herself in film and television like she did in music.
Anyway, Carrie’s success story in the entertainment industry is quite broad. So, let’s just take a break here and look at other details of her personal life. Before that, it’s only normal we check out her income and the worth of her wealth
Income and Net Worth
According to an estimate of the popular American business magazine (Forbes) which was based on estimated pretax income earned, Carrie Underwood at $20 million, is the number one top earner among former idol contestants
Owing to the various sources from which Career draws her wealth, it is quite difficult to attach a figure to the overall value for her wealth. This is why you will find varying figures ranging from $55 million to $85 million being quoted as the worth of her wealth.
Beyond the huge sum she makes from her tours and other activities in the entertainment industry, Carrie also banks from her Calia work out brand which she created to make working out easier for women. While we are yet to substantiate any of the figures quoted as her net worth, we can assure you that Carrie is one of those celebrities that it will be super-impossible for them to go broke.
Underwood supports the C.A.T.S. (Checotah Animal, Town, and School) Foundation; an organisation that was created in 2009 to improve the overall quality of life for people in Checotah, Oklahoma.
Carrie Underwood Husband, Divorce, Baby and Family Life
It is a common knowledge that Carrie has been a wife to Mike Fisher, a former professional hockey player who occupied the centre position for Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators. It is also known that Carrie and Mike developed interest on each other after they met in one of Carrie’s concerts sometime in 2008. They became friends, metamorphosed into lovers and got engaged in the last month of the year 2009. The next year, precisely on 10th July, they became life partners.
The Underwood-Fisher marriage has been blessed with a son they named Isaiah Michael Fisher. Isaiah was welcomed on 27, February 2015.
While you will easily find on the Internet speculations about Fisher and Underwood growing apart and heading for a divorce, the couple has been having a good family life. They are working towards having more kids and, Fisher has totally been a sweet and supportive husband just as Underwood has been a caring and loving wife.