Carrie Underwood Biography: How She Got Her Start in Country, Her House, and More

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LOS ANGELES, CA. September 20, 2018: Carrie Underwood at the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony honoring singer Carrie Underwood. Pictures: Paul Smith/Featureflash. Image from Shutterstock.

After being crowned the winner of American Idol in 2005, Carrie Underwood has taken the country music industry by storm. From being a simple country girl from Oklahoma to the Grand Ole Opry stage, Underwood’s life has been a dream come true.

With hit songs such as “Jesus Take the Wheel” and “Inside Your Heaven,” she topped several musical charts from the beginning of her career. Although she has had some personal setbacks along the way, this Oklahoma-born country music star has never slowed down.

If you are curious about the life of this American singer, songwriter, actress, best-selling author, and entrepreneur, keep reading.

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Carrie Underwood at the 2015 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA on November 22, 2015. Image from Shutterstock.

How Tall is Carrie Underwood?

Although Carrie Underwood’s height is only 5 feet 3 inches tall, she makes up for the extra inches she desires with a larger-than-life personality. She has always stated that she would love to be a few inches taller.

Of course, you can’t tell she’s this short when you watch her “Blown Away” music video on the Carrie Underwood YouTube Channel. 

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PITTSBURGH, PA / USA – February 17, 2016: Carrie Underwood performs during The Storyteller Tour in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at PPG Paints Arena. Image from Shutterstock.

How Much Does Carrie Underwood Weigh?

It is well known that Carrie Underwood takes pride in her appearance and love of fitness, which keeps her looking beautiful. She typically weighs about 117 pounds due to her vigorous fitness routine and mostly vegan diet.

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SEATTLE – OCTOBER 6:Country Western music star Carrie Underwood Performs on stage at Key Arena in Seattle, WA for her Blown Away tour on October 6, 2012. Image from Shutterstock.

Did Carrie Underwood Win American Idol?

Most people know that Carrie Underwood got her start after winning American Idol in 2005 against a competitor, Bo Bice.

Although they were both phenomenal throughout the show, Underwood won the hearts and votes of the judges and the country.

While she had a “normal” upbringing in Oklahoma, her love of music started early in her life as she belted it out in her hometown. The country music diva was known to perform in local talent shows and various other events growing up.

Even though she decided to pursue a college education in Mass Communications at Northeastern State University, she disrupted her studies during her senior year to try out for American Idol. This was the best choice for her since it kickstarted her country music career.

After competing for months on stage alongside her fellow competitors, the judges and the American voters deemed her the winner of American Idol, 2005. This win was the beginning of an amazing career that was beyond her wildest dreams.

Since winning American Idol, Carrie Underwood has released several albums with songs that have topped the Billboard charts for many years. She has won an endless amount of awards, such as Grammys, ACM awards, CMT Music awards, and much more.

The once small-town girl from Oklahoma was soon thrust into the world of country music and is now known as not only an amazing country singer but much more. Since American Idol, the superstar has gone on to act in several movies and television shows, as well as owning her own fitness clothing line, Calia, and becoming a bestselling author.

Related: The 13 Best Carrie Underwood Songs: You’ll Laugh, Cry, and Praise Jesus With These Tunes

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LOS ANGELES – SEP 20: Mike Fisher, Isaiah Fisher, Carrie Underwood at the Carrie Underwood Star Ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Image from Shutterstock.

Who is Carrie Underwood Married To?

Despite wanting to keep her love life out of the spotlight, like many celebrities, some of her relationships were not as quiet as she would have liked.

Although this is true, Carrie Underwood has been linked to only a couple of men before her marriage to former NHL player Mike Fisher.

One of the relationships that were thrust into the spotlight was when she was dating Gossip Girl star Chase Crawford. They reportedly broke up through a text message from him, although Underwood said that it was a mutual decision.

She was also linked to former Bachelor star, Travis Stork as well as a former quarterback and now sports announcer, Tony Romo. Carrie Underwood’s husband, however, is the one who truly captured the superstar’s heart.

The couple reportedly dated for two years before getting married on July 10, 2010, in an extremely extravagant wedding that reportedly cost around $500,000. The superstar couple is still happy to this day. 

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Las Vegas, NV, USA: September 23, 2011 – Carrie Underwood performs at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Image from Shutterstock.

Carrie Underwood Sisters

Carrie Underwood was born and raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma, alongside her older sisters, Shanna and Stephanie. Although they are all several years apart in age, they maintain a close relationship.

Shanna Underwood Means is the oldest sibling to Carrie Underwood at 13 years older. Shanna works as a school teacher, is married to Martin Means, and is the proud mother of two children, Brenna and Cody.

Her other sister, Stephanie Shelton, is about ten years older than the country music diva, but they also maintain a close relationship. Shelton is married, has a daughter, Sarah, and works in the education field as a kindergarten teacher.

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Carrie Underwood at the 59th GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, USA on February 12, 2017. Image from Shutterstock.

Carrie Underwood Kids

After marrying the love of her life, Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood wanted nothing more than to build their family.

This is why a few years later, in 2014, the couple announced that they were pregnant with their first, Isaiah Michael Fisher, who was born in February 2015. 

With the desire to add more children to their little family, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher decided to try for another. Unfortunately, however, this resulted in several miscarriages for the country music star.

Finally, in 2018, she announced that she was pregnant and gushed about how happy they were about the event. In January 2019, they welcomed their second son, Jacob Bryan Fisher to their family.

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LOS ANGELES – FEB 10: Carrie Underwood arrives to the 2013 Grammy Awards on February 10, 2013 in Hollywood, CA. Image from Shutterstock.

Carrie Underwood Family

Born Carrie Marie Underwood on March 10, 1983, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Carrie Underwood was the third child of Steve and Carole Underwood. The country music diva grew up in Checotah, Oklahoma on her family’s farm.

In addition to the farm, her father reportedly worked at a paper mill, and her mother was an elementary school teacher. Her mother also was very supportive of Carrie’s desire to be in the music industry, even to the point of creating outfits for her performances early on.

Growing up in a rural town, Carrie Underwood still had the desire to be a country music singer and pursued this through various talent shows and other performances.

Even though this is true, she still says that she had a normal childhood of running, playing, and enjoying the simple things in life.

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LOS ANGELES – JUN 22: Carrie Underwood at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards at the Loews Hotel on June 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Image from Shutterstock.

Is Carrie Underwood Pregnant?

Although when you live a celebrity life, there are always rumors floating around about your home life. One such rumor that is often played out in the press is whether or not a celebrity is currently pregnant.

Currently, however, Carrie Underwood has two children, Isaiah, who is about eight years old, and Jacob, who recently turned four years old. The country music star and her husband, Mike Fisher, have a full and busy life between careers and raising their little family.

As of 2023, she is not pregnant. 

Keep in mind that before the birth of her second child, Underwood suffered three extremely devastating miscarriages. The couple had planned to have their children closer in age, however, this did not happen due to the miscarriages.

This doesn’t mean she won’t have children in the future, however, so keep those eyes and ears open! 

Related: Carrie Underwood’s Net Worth: Her Riches, Husband, Home, and More

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Singer Carrie Underwood performs onstage at the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on April 1, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Image from Shutterstock.

Where Does Carrie Underwood Live?

Reportedly, Carrie Underwood purchased her first home shortly after winning American Idol. Once her career took off, however, she sold this home and bought a much bigger home in a pristine neighborhood in Nashville.

This is the home that she lived in when she met her husband, Mike Fisher, and the two lived there together for several years.

They even welcomed their two sons in the same home, which was a sprawling mansion with plenty of room for the young family.

Over the years, however, the couple has been known to purchase several other properties between Canada and their hometown of Nashville just for fun.

Together they purchased a home in Ottawa, Canada, but later sold it for almost $2 million when they chose to live in Nashville full-time instead of traveling between the two.

In 2019, Carrie Underwood and her little family purchased an estate in an area just outside of Nashville. This property gave them more land and privacy than their previous home and is near several other country music singers.

While their previous home had more than 7,000 square feet, the new home includs four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, a fitness center, and a tennis court.

This dream home additionally came with more than 400 acres of land. They reportedly had the home custom-built with all of the amenities they each desired, including a stable to house several horses for Carrie.

But despite moving around the city, it does seem like the country music star doesn’t plan to leave Nashville anytime soon and has come to call the location her home. 

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Carrie Underwood in the press room at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV. 04-05-09. Image from Shutterstock.

Carrie Underwood Collaborations

Carrie Underwood has done multiple music collaborations over the years with some awesome female country artists.

Some of our favorite of her greatest hits include “Something Bad” with Miranda Lambert, her Loretta Lynn Tribute with both Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert, “Hallelujah” with John Legend, and “The Fighter” with Keith Urban.

No matter who she sings with, she’s one of our faves. And who knows, maybe her next new single will be with Faith Hill or Taylor Swift! 

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Written by Hope Davis

Long-time music lover Hope became a full-time writer in 2020 after being laid off from her regular job due to COVID-19. She now spends her time traveling the world to see her favorite bands while writing about them!


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