What’s wrong with Carrie Underwood’s career?
In 2004, nervous Oklahoma farm girl Underwood got a coveted gold ticket after her American Idol audition and was “going to Hollywood.” An excited Underwood noted she would get to fly on a plane for the first time. She also playfully told the camera, “You guys better be watching out for me.”
Ih 2005 she won Idol. And now, just seven short years and numerous plane rides later, Underwood is one of the biggest names in country music. Ever.
Her first three albums sold more than 14 million worldwide and produced a dozen No. 1 hits. She made a duet with Brad Paisley, “Remind Me,” that also went to No. 1. Her latest release, Blown Away, also reached platinum status and produced the hits “Good Girl” and the title track.
She has won NUMEROUS awards including Grammys, AMAs and Academy of Country Music awards, including the first ever female to win the ACM’s big prize, Entertainer of the Year, in back-to-back years. Her co-hosting performances on the country awards programs are actually good (not every entertainer can say that). She gives a lot back to numerous charities ($1 will be donated to the Red Cross for each ticket sold on the current tour). And she looks like Carrie Underwood.
If there is anything to find fault with, it’s that her husband, Mike Fisher, plays for the NHL’s Nashville Predators (he wrote while proudly wearing his Detroit Red Wings sweater). And even then it’s impossible to dislike him because he’s a good guy both on and off the ice.
The “Before He Cheats,” “Undo it,” “Last Name” singer will be at the Maverik Center on Wednesday along with Hunter Hayes. Showtime is 7:30.