Underwood, 30, was a season four contestant who went on to win the Idol crown in 2005. Since then, she’s matured into a country music megastar.
She had everything the show was hoping for in contestants; sensational looks, solid vocals and a backstory that melted your heart. She was born in Muskogee, Oka. and raised on her parents’ farm in the rural town of Checotah, Oka. Until the show, she’d never been to a big city or even flown in a plane.
The transformation to mega country star has been huge. She’s a polished professional and true superstar. Among her accolades, the multi-platinum recording artist (15 million albums sold) has won six Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards and 10 Academy of Country Music Awards as well as a Golden Globe.
Despite all her success she gave the show its props. “Of course I have such love for this show; I’m gonna cry!” she said after performing.
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